Tue, March 21st, 2017
Businesses presented work experience and internships to Liverpool Hope students
National and Merseyside-based businesses presented exclusive work experience and internships to Liverpool Hope University students at the annual Insight to Business Awards.
Organised by the Liverpool Hope University Business School, the event, in its third year, saw Liverpool Hope University students shortlisted for a series of unique openings in the world of work. After interviews and presentations, each company selected a winner, which was announced at the dinner event.
Twelve places were up for grabs at this year’s awards – the most that the University has secured for the awards.
Companies and organisations awarding work placement prizes this year were: Everton Football Club, First Ark, Little League Sports, Grant Thornton, MSB Solicitors, New Mersey Retail Park, The Royal Bank of Scotland, ProQuest, Spire Liverpool Hospital, de Winter and Crown Plaza Speke.
Coca Cola European Partners and Little League Sports also supported the event.
Before announcing the winners, 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.”
Professor Vandewalle said: “The Insight to Business awards give our students a fantastic opportunity to showcase both their skills and ambition. The fact that so many companies are involved clearly demonstrates the growing reputation of our Business School students. These businesses are providing invaluable opportunities and we are sure that our students will take full advantage and bring something unique to each placement.”
Joshua Pierce, who won the opportunity to shadow Executive Director of the First Ark Group Tony Cahill, said of his 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.”
Tony Cahill said: "First Ark Group have been working with Hope University for several years in providing practical insights into business through guest lecturing and Industry visits for students. We see the opportunity to provide a job shadowing experience as a great opportunity to see the practicality of how a diverse business such as ours operates on a day to day basis. We are looking forward to Joshua joining us and hope he gains a lot from it."