Work Placement Leads to Full Time Job for Worcester Graduate

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A Business graduate has landed a full time job after completing a period of work experience following her degree at the University of Worcester.

Katie Powell, from Kidderminster, has secured a position within accounts department of Cradley Heath firm, Lift & Engineering Services Ltd.

“I am so delighted to have been offered a full time position within the company after I came here on a work placement,” she said.

The 21-year-old, who previously studied at Haybridge High School and Sixth Form, graduated in November with a degree in Business, Management and Accountancy.

“Studying at Worcester benefited me in numerous ways,” she said. “I was fortunate enough to meet a variety of new people, many of whom became good friends. I took part in group presentations, which helped develop team working skills and also boosted my confidence.”

After completing her degree in June, Katie under took three weeks of work experience with Lift & Engineering Services Ltd, and was subsequently offered a full time position.

“Lift & Engineering Services Ltd is a rapidly expanding company and I hope that as I gain experience and knowledge within the organisation, I will be given further opportunities to develop,” she said. “My aim is to continue to work within the accounting department of this organisation and I would ultimately like to secure a lead role and to assist with driving the company forward. In addition, as I have a passion for learning, I would, where possible, like to gain additional qualifications, specifically relating to accountancy.”

David Haywood, Managing Director at Lift & engineering Services Ltd, said: “Katie joined us for work experience, as we knew her father through our business. We were very impressed both by her enthusiasm and ability but also by her mature and business like attitude.

“We found the Management assignment she did on us interesting and offered her a permanent place in our accounts and business administration team, where she has already blossomed into a capable and trustworthy team member. We think the University has helped develop a winning graduate who we have career plans for.”