1st March 2001

 

AMY MAKES A MOVE TO MICROSOFT

 

University of Lincolnshire & Humberside student Amy Hollis has become the first UK undergraduate to secure a work placement in the HR department of software giant Microsoft.

 

Amy (21), who studies Human Resource Management at the university’s Cottingham Road campus in Hull, was beginning to despair of ever finding a work placement after a year of searching.

 

But after her university contacted her about a year-long opportunity at Microsoft she submitted her CV and fought off competition from ten other hopefuls to win the job. 

 

Since August 2000 she has been involved in several projects including organising an employee orientation day. “Organising the orientation day has been great, but a big responsibility,” said Amy, who hails from Arkendale, near Knaresborough. “It’s really good to be involved in something so crucial to the successful running of the company.” 

 

Amy has also been charged with the recruitment of other placement students from universities around the UK. “This has been my project from the start, from writing job descriptions to interviewing students, and it’s been great to follow the progress of the candidates,” she said.

 

Amy hopes to return to Microsoft when she graduates in July 2002.

 

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The BA (Hons) degree in Human Resource Management taught at the University of Lincolnshire & Humberside is a four-year sandwich course which includes a one-year work placement.

 

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For more information contact: Jez Ashberry, Press and Media Relations Manager

University of Lincolnshire & Humberside

Tel: 01522 886042

email: jashberry@lincoln.ac.uk

 

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