Big names talk graduate opportunities at LJMU
08 December 2011
Two big name employers visited the Liverpool Business School recently to talk about their graduate opportunities and give advice and guidance to students about the World of Work.
Judith Colbert, Resourcing Manager at Asda, spoke to Human Resource Management students and gave a practical insight into how Asda’s assessment centres are run, the exercises used and the competencies assessed. Students on this module will now go on to run their own assessment centres in semester two.
Peter Cureton, Senior Lecturer at Liverpool Business School, worked with the Graduate Development Centre to arrange the visits as he was keen to include employer input into the curriculum. Peter commented:
"What a great opportunity for students to learn from a current practitioner and expert in the area. Part of the students’ assessment for the module is to design, run and manage a selection assessment centre for year 12 students, which we completed with the support of LJMU’s Student Recruitment and Widening Access team. Judith’s input and answers to students’ questions were extremely valuable, not only in support of the module, but also to help students prepare for assessment centres they will attend both for the placement year and a job after graduation."
Abul Shama, Talent Acquisition and HR Specialist at Enterprise Rent-A-Car, delivered a workshop to students who are looking to complete a year-long placement next academic year.
In addition to promoting placement opportunities, the workshop focused on interview skills and Abul gave valuable tips and advice to students about how to prepare for interviews and the common mistakes made.
Both Asda and Enterprise Rent-A-Car have recently advertised their 2012 placement and graduate scheme vacancies on LJMU’s Job Vacancy Website - roles are available for students across all disciplines. The website is free to all LJMU students and graduates – just sign up to begin searching for these and other employment opportunities.
GDC Careers Advisers have also observed Asda’s assessment centres and can provide guidance to any students wishing to apply for roles within the company. Call 0151 231 8099 to book a one-to-one appointment with a Careers Adviser or visit the World of Work website for more information.