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The Aston placement year

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Chand Jethwa Aston University

Chand Jethwa, Learning and Development Consultant at Jaguar Land Rover

'I was living the dream. As a JLR employee. It certainly motivated me to return to the organisation and prosper to a respectable position within my desired field.'

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Cameron Clasper, Information Systems Strategy Project Coordinator at VW

‘I knew from the start that I wanted to attend a university that had a strong emphasis on the industry placement year. It gives you the foothold in the working world and helps you structure your career path’.

Robyn Hateley LLB law placement

Robyn Hateley, Paralegal at DAC Beachcroft LLP

‘I was sure it was right for me due to the creative session provided by the law department, and the commercial orientated focus of the LLB Law course. I chose to study law because my ambition is to become a solicitor and I viewed it as a challenge.’ 


William Loake Aston University

William Loake, Trainee at Deloitte Switzerland

'Senior managers started talking to me about my graduate role at Deloitte within three months of working on placement. Within six months I had received a contract through the door. It was amazing; a complete weight off my shoulders.'
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Melina Jamain Aston University

Melina Jamain, Project Assistant at Transparency International

'The highlight of working in Germany was being based in one of the coolest European capitals: Berlin, which I would describe as a creative, alternative, bohemian hub. There was always million of things to do. I often wandered across the city on my bike, spending my weekends going to flea markets or swimming in one of the thousands lakes outside the city.'
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Sameer Dadhich Aston University

Sameer Dadhich, CPE & Wireless Engineering at Virgin Media

'I signed up for a generic "Engineering Internship" with Virgin Media. From there, they placed us into different engineering teams and I ended up in the Wireless Development team, testing Virgin Media’s wireless gateways.'
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Lakhan GharuLakhan Gharu, Finance Assistant at the National College for High Speed Rail

'My stand-out moment from my placement year was being part of the current process to procure and set up a new finance system. Working alongside heads of departments who have years of experience in this area has heightened my abilities and my confidence in creating innovative




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