When applying to Universities I wanted something more than just an academic qualification. I found Aston supported the idea of placements and helped students in finding placements that suited them best. I completed my sandwich placement as a Financial Operations Analyst at IBM. My role consisted of dealing with financial projects within the North Region (covering the UK, Ireland, The Netherlands and South Africa).
The placement year has given me a real taster of what is required in the real world which has been of great benefit to me since graduating from Aston University. I have started on the Fujitsu Graduate Scheme in 2007 and worked in Project Management, looking after a number of projects linked into Resourcing. I then moved into the Service Desk area and have now become the Team Manager, managing up to 30 people. I graduated from Fujitsu’s Graduate Scheme in 2009. I really do like the people development/ management side of things.