Gain excellent experience for a career involving working with young people like teaching, youth work or social work whilst developing your own leadership skills for those graduate application forms! Need an interest in music, media, drama, photography, sport or enterprise. Next deadline: 31 March 2015, but will recruit again later in the year in Autumn, so watch this site www.ncsthechallenge.org/seasonal-roles
Can I just say that this is a fantastic opportunity – some of you may have taken part in The Challenge yourself when you were 17 or 18. It is a personal development programme that really develops teenagers’ self-confidence and self awareness whilst also benefitting their local communities.
Kate Watson is currently Head of Group Digital Design at Nationwide. She joined Nationwide in 2000 as a Generalist on the Nationwide Management Development Programme. Read her story and her top tips:
“I left Birmingham University in 2000 with a BA in English. I really didn’t know what I wanted to do when I left university – I had half an idea about working in Marketing, but I was also interested in the flexibility of a more generalist graduate scheme.
I spotted the advert for the Nationwide Management Development Programme in the university careers centre and decided to apply. I’ve always had savings accounts with Nationwide and liked what they stood for as a company so, although I wasn’t sure about a career in financial services (numbers aren’t really my strong point!) I thought I’d give it a go.