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WHaT ABOUT THE STUDENTS?


WHAT ABOUT THE STUDENTS


Over 3000 people have undergone training provided by The Spring Project since the social enterprise launched in January 2010. Some of the graduates who have attended training sessions share their thoughts on how they have benefited.


“Before the training, I had problems understanding what I should do and how I should behave during an interview, what the interviewer looks for in a candidate and how to tackle an interview atmosphere.”


Alexander Davies, graduated with a masters in 2013 “I heard about The Spring Project at a time when I was employed on very short term contracts and


felt that it would be a great opportunity to meet, and network with, like-minded graduates that were in similar situations to my own. It was also a great opportunity for me to practice and enhance the soft-skills that would help me reach my career potential. “The increased confi dence and the advice that I received from those attending and running the one day event helped me obtain a role that fi ts my academic background and allows me to develop myself professionally in an environment that I enjoy.”


Trudy Tongogara, graduated in 2012 “I recently graduated with an uncertainty of whether I desired to continue working for an employer, or take the risk


of exploring my own venture; with so many pros and cons to consider. I attended the Spring Project in July 2013 with an open mind for whichever route I decided to embark upon. “I was able to build on my self-confi dence,


and also utilise the valuable knowledge gained from the businesses, university and recruitment delegates in order to fi ll the gaps in my business proposal. “I am currently in the process of


developing Ardent Novel Recruitment which will specialise in providing training programmes for dyslexic students and graduates with the aim of developing their self-confi dence and also providing techniques on how they can identify their own strengths. Ardent Novel Recruitment also aims to collaborate with the Spring Project and will aim to launch in March 2014.”


Emadeddin Gejam, graduated in 2011 “Before the training, I had problems understanding what I should do and how I should behave during an interview, what the interviewer looks for in a candidate and how to


tackle an interview atmosphere. These problems have been my main issues. The training has covered these issues and in turn I learnt other skills that I realised are important in any interview such as listening and communication. “The course has given me the boost to attend interviews with a high level of confi dence and, as a result, I managed to pass an interview for a work placement as a database and website designer for


“I joined a company called Dragon LNG as graduate process for one year’s work experience and this will give me the boost and confi dence to apply for a permanent position in the fi eld of chemical engineering.”


Swansea Care and Repair Company. Six months later I joined a company called Dragon LNG as graduate process for one year’s work experience and this will give me the boost and confi dence to apply for a permanent position in the fi eld of chemical engineering.”


Monty Bharwani, graduated in 2010 “The Spring Project was a means to view things in a different light. To approach work with more than just the idea of ‘this is what I have been given to do and this is how it’s meant to be done’. It is unique in its approach and draws from the facilitators’ personal experiences, giving us hands on experience and examples without the need to sugar coat. I often refer to the experience and examples of what we did. The facilitators would always be there listening to what you have to say, and it gives great lessons to what leaders should be and what every manager should work towards. “I now work as a conference producer,


responsible for extensively researching topics and collating Business Intelligence.”


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