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Summer job nabs post grad opportunity for Bournemouth student

University of Birmingham student, Sale, was placed with a local marketing company in Bournemouth, in the summer of 2013, in a role assisting people with the benefits of a new contactless payment system which was being implemented at National events across the country. Sale found the work exciting, at the cutting edge of technological development, skills-based, and enjoyable.  Additionally, the job trained him to such an extent he got the opportunity to work at Hyde Park festival as a technical operative, resolving malfunctions and money-issues on site, with the added bonus of being able to enjoy the atmosphere and music of the festival.  

Sale, 20, said, “Those four months of temp-working would have been phenomenal enough on their own in terms of developing me as a professional and providing me with skills and experiences to take away for life. However, in May 2014, when a job vacancy became available with the same company, they asked me to come back based on the work I had done over that summer. Without Jobshop, I would have finished university with no imminent job-prospects on the horizon, but thanks to their knowledge of the current market and field, I now have a full-time job at a place I love to work, and one which is challenging, stimulating, and moreover, a great laugh! Thank you Jobshop!” 

Jobshop UK Director, Tracey Wood, said, "Joe’s experience highlights how the right summer job can genuinely benefit students looking to gain professional experience as well as help pay off their overdraft!  There are numerous benefits in finding placements through Jobshop, not only to increase your chances of a great position post university, but also fun incentives. We offer an & lsquo;introduce a friend’ scheme whereby students can earn themselves a &pound20 voucher if a friend they introduce goes on to work through us, as well as being in with the opportunity of winning & lsquo;Temp of the Month,’ which was recently presented to another student temp, Sophie Ford.”

 

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