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Star students win placements at Insight to Business Awards

Insight to Business winners 2016 Wednesday 17 February 2016

Unique work experience opportunities were presented to six Hope students at the Insight to Business Awards.

Organised by the Business School and sponsored by local companies, the event sees students awarded work experience and shadowing opportunities following a series of interviews and presentations.

This year’s winners were Abbie Lazenby, Sara Kamani, Jessica McCoombe, Owen Anderson, Ian Gough and John Haigh, who were given opportunities with Everton Football Club, Aimes, DSG, LLS, Liverpool BID Company and Peel Ports.

Students Matthew Grogan, Edyta Ozarek and Polly Brian were also presented with tickets to the Accelerate Conference in July.

Business Management student Abigail Lazenby received a four-week work experience opportunity with Everton Football Club, presented by Dr Denise Barrett-Baxendale, CEO of Everton in the Community.

She said: “I felt shocked, excited and proud to win, particularly after the amount of work I put in to get the placement.

“I’m most excited about the opportunity to work on a number of different projects and in different areas of the business, helping to make a difference to the Everton FC community.

“This opportunity is important for students, as it allows us the chance to experience different types of interviews, which will help us in the future. The evening awards gives students a chance to network and raise experience in networking, which is important for people in the business world.”

Owen Anderson, a Business Management and Marketing student who was awarded a work experience opportunity with LLS.

He said: “I’m looking forward to working directly with people like Joe, Marc and Jordan, learning from them, and hopefully being able to positively contribute to their company during my time there. The trip to Helsinki is also a unique opportunity.

“This kind of award gives you real world experience of the industry you aim to work in. It’s not only beneficial on a CV, but can provide an application of your knowledge and the chance to build connections.

“I’m very grateful to my tutors and lecturers for helping me get to this point, I owe a lot to them.”

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