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STORIES ABOUT WHERE BRUNEL STUDENTS WORK

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Brunel University London Professional Development Centre

Larna Worwood

"My work placement was the best thing I ever did. It provided me with industry knowledge and the experience that most graduate recruiters are looking for. My role was as revenue accounts assistant. Everyday I was dealing with the basics of accounting, making sure all the revenue balanced with the...

Sonam Prashar

"As part of my placement I worked as a voluntary Teaching Assistant at a high school in their Individual Learning and Development department. My role required me to help pupils who needed extra support to complete tasks individually and in groups. The aim was to raise the standards of...

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Sam Fulford

"I worked in various roles on a range of different projects that increased my knowledge and experience across the company. The company recently formed from the merger of several ship building companies so gaining experience across them all was invaluable for my career development. As a developing Project Manager, I...

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Yasir Muraj

"Working as a TA in derivative operations provided a great opportunity to learn the process of the trade life cycle as well as learn how derivative products are used in the market. My experience at Morgan Stanley has definitely been a positive one, I was constantly encouraged to progress and...

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Arturo Bonavita

"Having undertaken my placement during the financial crisis, I gained invaluable risk management experience and a great insight into how a financial institution reacts to a potentially crippling crisis. Acquiring knowledge on the financial markets inadvertently exposed my skill sets to work specific scenarios, which allowed me to gain a...

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Hephzibah Kwakye-Saka

"I worked at DV8 Training Limited; as a Recruitment Junior Manager. DV8 Training is a training industry where training is offered to students who have had a difficult time in mainstream education and are likely to do better in a more relaxed environment. They are offered courses in the creative...

Amanda Appiah

"I was a Neuropsychology and brain imaging research assistant working for Professor Michael Wright, on the Brunel campus. My role had many parts to it. I mainly assisted in the recruitment of participants to take part in experiments. Also, I arranged the times and days in which these participants were...

Jennifer Thomas

"I did voluntary work at St Mary's School in Chessington. It was a 75 day assignment as a Teaching Assistant. I was used as a support for the class Teacher as well as the other Teaching Assistant. I was sometimes given a small group of children to work...

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Juliette Walsh

"My role within the team was to deal with the referrals and enter them into the database. Each prisoner was assessed on entry to the prison by an OASys, they then were either referred by another party or themselves to the thinking skills course that we ran. I was required...

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Eza Miller

"I was an assistant researcher at Fairplace which is a part of the Saville PLC group. As an assistant researcher I was required to assist clients in career management. My job involved different tasks. I analysed psychometric tests e.g. OPQ and MBTI using set criteria. These were then sent to...