Anthony Allen

BA (Hons) Business and Marketing

BA (Hons) Business and Marketing

After a placement year in a sales role with IBM, Anthony Allen is ready to tackle the graduate job market with confidence…

The responsibility to shine

"The biggest highlight was the level of responsibility that was progressively delegated to me in touch with my continuous development. I feel I gained most from taking back a really positive work ethic."

Getting the skills employers want

"I developed and can evidence a number of skills that employers look for when recruiting new graduates. I feel I have notably strengthened my self-confidence, communication skills, problem-solving skills, professionalism and my competence with a number of business related programs (eg Microsoft Excel, Hyperion Explorer and Lotus Notes). Most of all, I feel I have put myself ahead of a large proportion of the competition when it comes to applying for a graduate role."

Support from start to finish

"The placement office provided invaluable support and advice throughout my placement experience - from the initial application stage, right through to the end of my placement."

The way to stand out

"I'd most definitely recommend a placement. Without a placement I think it becomes more of a challenge to distinguish yourself in the ever competitive job market. I feel I have put myself in good stead to apply back as a graduate at IBM."