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Business leaders award exclusive placement opportunities to Hope students

Insight to Business Awards 2017 Friday 3 March 2017

Exclusive work experience opportunities with a diverse range of local businesses were presented to the winners of the Insight to Business Awards 2017.

Organised by the Business School and sponsored by a number of prominent companies, the event saw Liverpool Hope University students shortlisted for a series of unique openings in the world of work. 

In his opening address, Pro Vice-Chancellor (Operations) and Head of the Business School Professor Ian Vandewalle encouraged the student nominees to ‘never doubt their ability to succeed at the highest levels’, before announcing the winners. 

Joshua Pierce, who won the opportunity to shadow firstark Chief Executive Officer Tony Cahill, said of the win: “I’m hoping to get more experience to put on my CV. I’m getting the chance to shadow a Chief Executive, something that I wish to be one day. I can see what it takes and learn from the best.”

Awards were presented to:

Jason Dagens – A four-week placement on Everton Management Team

Joshua Pierce – Shadowing firstark CEO Tony Cahill

Benjamin Sutton and Barney McKeown – Ongoing placement at LLS

James Ward – Two-week placement at Grant Thornton

Heather Roberts/Jordan Wright  - Two-week placement in the finance team at MSB Solicitors

Mishka Sutherland – Two-week placement in the legal team at MSB Solicitors

Lewis Pye – Two-week placement at New Mersey

Caleb Fry – One-week paid work placement at The Royal Bank of Scotland

Kayleigh Burns, Catherine Smith and Billy Woof – Work experience with ProQuest

Ryan Jones – Four-week paid work experience with Spire Liverpool Hospital

Tom Whittle – Four-week placement at dewinter’s offices

Lorna Jenson – Two week paid placement at Crowne Plaza Hotel, Speke

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