Aaron Veeder-Sweeney #MyPlacementSoFar

My role at Greenfrog Botanic – a Start-up, natural soap company that not only uses exotic Himalayan Soapberries as a USP, but satisfies the growing trends of being Organic, Vegan, Cruelty-Free and Palm Oil-Free amongst many other things. Being in the initial growth stages of a business meant that there was an immense amount of…

‘Don’t Let These Common Interview Questions Trip You Up’

If you think the most common interview questions are often the most difficult to answer, then you’re not alone. More people trip up on things like “tell us about yourself” and “what is your biggest weakness?” than questions about their skills. That’s because the most common interview questions all have a subtext, explains Carla Harris,…

Three DMU students to shadow top CEOs after national competition

Three De Montfort University Leicester (DMU) students have won a coveted opportunity to spend a day shadowing the CEO of a leading UK company. Felix Ochefu, Vikesh Mistry and Natalia Pospieszna were all successful in applying to the prestigious CEO for a Day initiative, which is organised by recruitment firm Odgers Berndtson and open to…

Placement student enjoys global corporate role

A high-level work placement with one of Britain’s best-known global brands will see a De Montfort University Leicester (DMU) student travel the world to improve the company’s project management approach. Gareth Watson is in the middle of a year-long placement with Rolls-Royce, working as a Global Deployment Co-ordinator in the organisation’s corporate project management team.…

DMU helps Ellie fashion a career in HR

Luxury fashion makes a great present, but Ellie Pemberton had an even better gift for her 22nd birthday – starting work for Michael Kors. The Human Resource Management graduate has always wanted to go into HR within the fashion industry and couldn’t have been more excited when she saw the opportunity to join a designer…