How to showcase your lockdown skills
We joined forces with TARGETjobs for a panel discussion on the challenges students face developing 'real world' business skills and tips on how you can gain new skills and make yourself stand out as a candidate.Watch the video
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"I feel like FastFutures opened up a door for me to have access to all this knowledge I wouldn’t have necessarily. With guidance from my mentor at BT, I was able to get a Digital Marketing Internship with BT. I now know I want to apply to BT’s graduate scheme. I never thought I’d do anything marketing related and definitely never thought I’d apply to BT. The internship opened up my mind to different possibilities and to BT and the different things they do."
"I left education after my A-Levels where I took the apprenticeship route and became a Finance apprentice. Unfortunately, my apprenticeship got cut short due to Covid, so I was looking for the next productive and lucrative opportunity. I applied because the program covers a module in finance, and I wanted to learn more about finance as that is my desired career. I was also looking to develop my existing skills and work on building a rapport with people virtually as that is most definitely important in today’s world."
"I did the FastFutures programme at quite a busy time, while doing my masters in International Marketing, yet it was exactly when I needed it most. Coming from a creative background and navigating my way through the business world made me feel slightly lost. I didn’t know what I wanted to do and didn’t feel like I was in a very strong position.
The most impactful part of the programme for me was definitely the 1:1 mentorship. The support and encouragement I received from my mentor, Pippa Sacofsky, from Tate & Lyle meant a great deal to me while applying for jobs. Pippa made me believe that the right opportunity will come, and it did, sooner than I expected!"
“Mentoring was very important, especially in my case where my parents weren’t that well informed. I needed someone to talk to, someone to bounce my ideas off and more or less steer me in the right direction. He encouraged me to just go after this job because I didn’t believe I’d be able to get it – I knew how competitive it was. He just said, “go for it” and I went for it, so I got lucky!”