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Student Internships at Mercedes-Benz

Posted on 28/09/2011

Mark Gould and Nick Sanders

Royal Holloway, University of London is partnering with Mercedes-Benz Driving Academy to offer students internships to help them stand out in the job market once they graduate.

Mark Gould, a Psychology postgraduate student became the first to benefit from the new internship programme and will begin his placement next month at their offices based in Weybridge.

He said: “I’m delighted to have been offered this opportunity with Mercedes-Benz Driving Academy and am looking forward to testing my research skills within an applied driving environment.  I feel that the PhD program in Psychology here at Royal Holloway has enabled me to gain the skills and confidence necessary to fulfil this position and in the long-term I am hoping that this internship will assist my transition from academia to employment in industry. "

The new scheme has been championed by the School of Management and the College’s Recruitment and Outreach Team and is part of a broader policy to strengthen links and develop lasting partnerships with the business community. Internships offer students at Royal Holloway a unique environment to learn about the world of work, acquire new skills and knowledge and provide an opportunity for businesses to invest in the employees of tomorrow.

Nick Sanders, Mercedes-Benz Driving Academy Program Manager, said: “We are delighted to establish formal links with Royal Holloway. We very much look forward to working with Mark and I’m sure this will be the first of many projects.”



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