The North East is a wonderful part of the country. I speak from experience: I graduated from Durham University in July 2010 with a History degree.
Despite leaving almost 7 years ago, I frequently find myself reminiscing about the time I spent in this part of world, whether it’s walking to lectures with stunning views of Durham Cathedral or nights out in neighbouring Newcastle (though these memories are slightly more blurred).
If you’re reading this, the chances are that you have also experienced university life in this corner of the UK, or still are, and are currently thinking: but where do I go when university is over?
Below, you’ll find the stories of 4 graduates who all studied in the North East before spreading their wings to take up grad roles across the UK.
The really important bit? All of their employers are hiring more graduates as we speak. So, with their proven track-record of hiring grads from North East universities in mind, you definitely should take a look…
1. Jack – Spanish, Economics and Business graduate from Durham University
Now a PPC Analyst at NMPi in London
When Jack joined Digital Marketing agency NMPi in March 2016, he didn’t have any preconceptions about what office life would entail. He knew that he wanted to work in a fast-moving industry, which attracted him to the team, yet beyond this his knowledge of the working world was limited. Fast-forward almost one year and he certainly has come a long way.
“I can honestly say that when I arrived, it exceeded all of my expectations,” he said. “I really enjoy my time here and I feel like it’s driving me on to succeed professionally.”
You could follow in Jack’s footsteps, joining NMPi as their latest Graduate Account Executive. Supported by ongoing training, you’ll spend your days running online campaigns for clients and, with a form customer list featuring the likes of Monsoon and Jack Wills, you'll have plenty to be proud of.
Apply by 2 August 2017:
2. Hannah – studied Biology and Psychology at University of Newcastle
Now a Graduate Recruitment Consultant at Harvey Nash in Edinburgh
3. Sophie – studied Biology and Chemistry at Durham University
Now a Business Tax Trainee at Smith and Williamson in London
4. Emma – studied Business and International Management at Northumbria University
Now a Recruitment Consultant at Maxxima in London