Annabelle Grant proves the point that having a good student placement can lead to a great job.
Annabelle (21), from Keith, has graduated from Robert Gordon University (RGU) with a BA (Hons) Management and a full time job with Johnston Carmichael Wealth.
“The concept of going to university had always been attractive to me,” said Annabelle. “Initially, when applying to university I did not know what I wanted to do in the future. I chose the BA (Hons) Management course as this offered a wide range of potential job options in different industries. I was also attracted to studying at RGU due to its excellent reputation and very high graduate employment rate.
“I’m very proud of my achievements, in particular finishing with a 2:1 degree. My time at RGU has been a great experience, leaving me with life-long friends and giving me real opportunities to progress.
“One of the highlights of my time at university was the opportunity to do a placement in my third year,” said Annabelle. “I was offered a year-long placement with Johnston Carmichael Wealth where I gained valuable skills and experience working within the financial services industry.
“From this placement I was offered a part-time job with the firm during my final year of honours degree. Although continuing my work with them during fourth year was stressful at times, I would not have done it any differently.
“I really enjoyed both my placement and part-time working with the firm and was really pleased to then be offered a full-time Business Support position there after I graduated. After a few weeks off post-exams, I started my full-time employment with Johnston Carmichael Wealth in June.
“Two years after initially joining, I am enjoying being part of the team more than ever. It has been great seeing Johnston Carmichael Wealth continue to grow, and I hope to continue my employment with the firm for years to come. “
by Kate Yuill
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