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