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I’m incredibly grateful to have been referred for the programme, and for being offered a place on it. I have learnt a huge range of new skills which I’m sure will help greatly with my ongoing job search, and eventually help me in the workplace as well. It also really helped lift my spirits, which had really taken a beating during my unemployment. Bobby is a wonderful person, a brilliant mentor, and very good at what he does.
Alice (Jan 2015)
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Upon concluding a five month temporary contract immediately after the completion of my undergraduate degree, it came to my realisation how lonely being a graduate without a job can be, as a result reducing my confidence significantly. The Graduate Accelerator Programme provided me with the impetus to enhance key skills paramount for any career path. The nature of the course was to designed to aid graduates in obtaining key skills and attributes, that could be used in a wide range of scenarios. The programme was a real eye-opener, and exposed the potential barriers that myself alongside other graduates were constantly hitting. I thoroughly enjoyed the programme, and would like to pay special thanks to Bobby Singh. I feel without his constant motivation, I would not possess the confidence and skills now required to tackle interviews and various scenarios within employment.
Arslaan (Jan 2015)
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A thoroughly inspirational and fantastic course that installs and grows confidence within a person. The course is hugely effective in delivering content that is needed and relevant towards finding employment, the application and interview process and maintaining employment. Loved the Meet the Graduate event, as I was able to show my personality to employers through the presentation and also to be able to network with different employers through the event too. Overall I think GAP has been hugely beneficial to me in allowing me to understand what I can bring to employers and for giving me the knowledge to be able to manage myself, so I have to say a huge thank you to Bobby and the guest tutors Hazel, Sarah, Tod, Rik, Ben and Jade for the amazing content the course has had over the past two weeks.
James (Jan 2015)
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The Graduate Accelerator Programme helped me learn a lot more about myself and helped me to gain more confidence. It also helped me better prepare myself, in term of CV, cover letter as well as for interviews.
Peter (Jan 2015)
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I really enjoyed the course; it was great to meet other people in the same position who understood the struggle of finding a job as a graduate. The material was interesting and helped boost my confidence. I also feel GAP has given me more to say in interviews.
Katherine (Jan 2015)
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It was very helpful. It has been a great experience, acquired a lot of useful skills and knowledge and met some amazing people!
Memoona
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Never will you get the experience which you
will gain from the GAP without paying
through the nose. Going to see experts in
their field talk their success changes the
way you think about your skills entirely.
Give it a chance and won’t regret it
Matt
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You get to meet fellow graduates in the same position
Danielle
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Overall the Programme was very good. I found the subject matter interesting and in-depth. It has provided valuable information that I want to research further. The service provided to help the Graduates contact employers is second to none. The presentation day was the highlight of the week
Ben
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I met some amazing people, learnt some fantastically useful new skills, and now my mind tank is popping and fizzing with confidence
Joshua
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Fantastic programme for getting the best out of graduates struggling to find work. Engaging and informative speakers. Course well designed and tailored to each individual’s needs
Paul
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The Graduate Programme helped me to recognise my skills and improve on my weaknesses. It also helped me build my confidence. I would recommend the programme to others in my position. It really improves you as a person and gives you the motivation ad confidence to carry on looking for employment
Laura
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The programme presented me with opportunities when I felt as if I had none, and offered the training to make the most of these. I now have a greater understanding of myself, my strengths and weaknesses, and how I can best utilise my qualities in the workplace. Overall, I feel a more confident and well-rounded person as a result of the GAP.
Luke (March 2015)
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I would recommend this course to any Graduate who is struggling to find work, as it is highly informative and teaches you many things that have practical uses
Kris
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The Programme exceeded my expectations and I learned a lot not only about myself but about the working world. The Programme teaches you that pushing yourself outside your comfort zone is worth it and the rewards are endless. I will remember the Programme throughout my career and will be forever grateful
Leigh
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The Course is a great idea to help young graduates in their first step on their journey to a career
Charlotte
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All the help with presenting and confidence (such as the occupational therapist day) were brilliant. I think these have made the most difference to me, personally.
Bethan (Jan 2015)
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Thank you for a remarkable experience. All that we learned is transferable either to our day to day life or to a workplace. Keep up the good work.
Daniella (Jan 2015)
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Every graduate at some point goes through the process of seeking graduate employment. Is it stressful? Yes. Can something be done about it? Yes! Being one of those stressed graduates, I needed a new approach. The GAP programme was exactly what I needed, aiming to equip graduates with the knowledge and skills that they can apply not only within the job application process, but also within employment. Through this programme, I have acquired a newfound awareness of the walls I kept hitting when seeking employment since graduating, and have now taken away an array of skills that I can directly apply to overcome the issues I kept encountering. Each session was interactive, and I have met so many fellow graduates (now friends) from the programme who were in exactly my position. Overall, I have ended the programme with a level of confidence I never knew I would have. Thanks very much Bobby and the GAP team for all your hard work and effort. I would highly recommend the GAP programme to every graduate in the same position.
Henna (Jan 2015)
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This programme taught me so much in just two weeks, Bobby worked so hard to ensure all the training we received was relevant and high quality – and made it quite fun in the process!
I made some great friends from the programme, met loads of interesting people and explored career possibilities I hadn’t thought of before, and am now in an exciting and interesting role in an awesome business!
Cannot recommend this programme highly enough – keep up the good work GAP! :)
Amy (Jan 2015)
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I really enjoyed the course; it was great to meet other people in the same position who understood the struggle of finding a job as a graduate. The material was interesting and helped boost my confidence. I also feel GAP has given me more to say in interviews.
Victoria (Jan 2015)
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This programme taught me so much in just two weeks, Bobby worked so hard to ensure all the training we received was relevant and high quality – and made it quite fun in the process!
I made some great friends from the programme, met loads of interesting people and explored career possibilities I hadn’t thought of before, and am now in an exciting and interesting role in an awesome business!
Cannot recommend this programme highly enough – keep up the good work GAP! :)
Amy
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Just finished the programme today and really enjoyed it. Learnt lots of new skills, networked with employers and other graduates. Would recommend it to other graduates.
Karl
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I have gained so much confidence rather than letting the stressful process of job seeking get to my self belief
Chris
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10 out of 10. I would definitely recommend
Zak
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The chance to meet employers face to face was really useful and great opportunity for me as I wouldn’t normally get a chance at anything like that
Charlotte
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I graduated from Leeds Metropolitan University in the summer of 2014. I started looking for employment straight away however i came across several barriers. Before the Graduate accelerator programme i wasn’t hearing back from potential employers at all and was baffled and confused as to why. Changing my CV several times didn’t help and the Job centre did not know what to do with me. At the start of the programme we attended a session with an occupational psychologist who really helped me understand my strengths and weaknesses. As well as the psychologist we received help from HR specialists who not only explained what to put in my CV but why it should be there. It changed the way i looked at recruitment. All the other graduates were amazing people, taking time away from their own studies to help others who needed it. The two week programme was super intense with lots of information to take in but was very rewarding. We were then given a platform to show potential employers everything we had learned over the programme at the meet the graduate event on the second to last day. The presentations went exceptionally well and were very well received. This programme really does bridge the ‘GAP’ between education and employment, and i would highly recommend it to any graduate.
Chris (March 2015)
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Really brilliant opportunity. It was fantastic to be able to network with so many employers. Extremely interesting learning topics
Daniel
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It was very helpful. It felt good to know that I am not the only one who feels the way I do and experiencing the same challenge in finding work
James
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I gained so much in confidence and never have thought I would have been able to deliver the final presentation as well and as confident as I did
Nick