WEALTH at work is leading the way in supporting young people into the workplace through sponsored scholarship programme
Kate Wills, a student at the University of Lincoln has recently completed a three year sponsored scholarship programme at WEALTH at work. This programme was put together as a result of both the University’s and WEALTH at work’s shared interest and commitment to the development of educational needs.
Over the course of the programme Kate has taken part in three work placements and contributed to a range of projects. After showing particular interest in pursuing a career in marketing, Kate was placed within the marketing department and has developed her skills in this area.
Kate has recently graduated with a First-Class Honours degree in Business Studies. Her plans now that she has finished University include moving to London and attaining a marketing position.
Jonathan Watts-Lay, director, WEALTH at work, a leading provider of financial education, guidance and advice in the workplace comments; “We are passionate about equipping the next generation of professionals with the skills needed to enable them to thrive in the workplace. We are very happy with the scholarship which has proven beneficial for both Kate and WEALTH at work. We are confident that her experience will be valuable for her career and wish her all the best in the future.”
He continues; “We are also pleased to announce that we will be continuing the scholarship programme and supporting another University of Lincoln student throughout their degree. We look forward to welcoming them to the team.”
Kate also comments; “How time flies - I cannot believe this experience has come to an end. I have really enjoyed my time at WEALTH at work and have learnt a great deal from the people that I have had the opportunity of working with. The skills that I have developed will be useful for my future career and I am grateful for this opportunity. I would like to thank everyone who has been involved in making my experience great.”
Ian Hodson, reward manager at the University of Lincoln added; “We are thrilled to see how successful the sponsorship program has been for Kate and WEALTH at work. At the University of Lincoln, we are committed to ensuring that our students leave us industry-ready and believe that our partnerships provide them with the practical experience needed in the workplace. This programme will undoubtedly assist Kate in her future career and I look forward to seeing future students benefit from this scholarship.”
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