Graduate 16/02/2016

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Graduate Networking Event: GradBoss

Corecom Consulting is excited to be hosting a graduate networking event on Thursday 18 February in Leeds City Centre.  GradBoss is aimed at students who are interested in pursuing an IT related career after graduating and gives students additional knowledge of the IT industry outside of their studies.

The evening will begin with networking opportunities, followed by an introduction to GradBoss by Jonathan Sanderson, Managing Director at Corecom Consulting.

Jonathan will then open the presentations with a workshop aimed to explore the challenges graduates face when looking for work.  Jonathan will cover how to write an effective CV, the importance of gaining relevant work experience and how to enhance a student’s employability prior to graduating.

After Jonathan’s introduction, there will be a short break for refreshments, leaving time to network with other students and industry experts.  The menu will include:

  • Yorkshire beef burgers
  • Swaledale sausages
  • Jewelled couscous salad
  • Pasta salad with mozzarella, cherry tomatoes and pesto
  • Green salad

Following refreshments, Corecom is delighted to welcome Anthony Main, Managing Director of The Distance, the Yorkshire and UK’s leading mobile app developers, to speak about his experiences in Development, with a particular emphasis on Mobile App Development.  Anthony is a Microsoft certified Web Developer with over 9 years’ commercial experience developing cutting edge C# based web sites and applications.  Now he runs a creative digital agency where he develops exceptional mobile apps.

Chris Ambler, Director at Edge Testing Solutions, an expert in providing innovative Software Testing and Quality Assurance solutions, will then speak about Software Testing, and discuss entry into this market.  With over 30 years’ experience in the IT industry, Chris is a passionate Tester who keynotes and presents at conferences all over the world.  Chris also introduced the first games testing track within one of Europe’s main testing conferences along with successfully delivering a unique testing conference called ‘TestFest’ in 2012 which was attended by over 100 industry professionals.

There will be plenty of time to ask questions and network with industry professionals until the event close at 8.30-9.00pm.

Speaking ahead of GradBoss, Jonathan Sanderson, Managing Director at Corecom Consulting said:

“GradBoss is a fantastic opportunity for students and recent graduates to speak with potential employers, ask for advice and gain precious insights into what will be expected when going into work straight from university.

“I am confident that each attendee will take away invaluable information from employers who have vast experience in all IT disciplines.”

Why should you attend?

GradBoss creates a unique platform for aspiring IT students all over Yorkshire to network with industry leaders whilst gaining a deeper insight in to what IT agencies do on a day-to-day basis.  It is a great opportunity to speak with experts in a number of IT sectors, learning about how to distinguish yourself from other candidates whilst enjoying free food and drink in the process.

Want to join the conversation?

Please contact careers@corecomconsulting.co.uk to register your interest for this event.

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