Finance company Deloitte has urged students to spend their summer break enhancing their career prospects by gaining work experience.
Stevan Rolls, Head of HR at Deloitte, said: “Companies want to employ people who have put their time to good use, and gained transferable skills from their experience to date. Work experience not only improves someone’s employability, for some, it could also fund a summer break.”
Stevan continued: “Students should be applying for work experience this summer and this could be through a range of different routes. Because placements with larger companies are so highly competitive, students should also apply to SMEs, or gain transferable skills from temporary work, such as bar work to gardening, or even by starting their own business. This would show great leadership and entrepreneurial skills as well as creative skills, drive and determination, attributes we seek at Deloitte.”
Deloitte has received hundreds of applications for its Summer Vacation scheme, which is a seven-week programme that offers students in their penultimate year of university work experience in Deloitte’s Audit, Tax or Consulting service lines.
Work experience is thought by many businesses to be especially useful for international students, as it allows the opportunity to gain practical skills while improving their English at the same time.
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