Posted on 12/10/2011
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 fulfill 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.”
As posted on RHUL news here.