On the 10 November 2015, UEA’s Norwich Business School (NBS) used the latest business breakfast event to launch our new Graduate Trainee Management Scheme (GTMS) brochure in our flagship MBA suite within the business school. Our Director of Employability Graham Manville provided the business audience of 25 companies with an overview of the GTMS process and an opportunity to meet the GTMS team, Helen Mounser and Liane Ward.
The GTMS is a free recruitment service for local organisations within the East of England area and is exclusive to our bright NBS graduates. In addition NBS boasts world class academics across our disciplinary areas plus we have the added benefit of academics that have held senior roles within industry. A full list of business courses which our students study are shown here.
In addition, many of our students will have had summer internships with major employers, part time jobs, competed for employability prizes or been involved in our various university societies. UEA is arguably Norfolk’s best kept secret as we are a leading university ranking in the top 20 in all UK university league tables. As you can imagine our graduates can hit the ground running and will be able to make an immediate impact with your business.
We provide a mock assessment centre experience and shortlist the most suitable candidates to participating companies. We work in partnership with our fully resourced careers service and experienced interviewers from within the business school. The final decision is down to you, the client, and if the calibre of the candidates do not meet your requirements, you are under no obligation to recruit. Successful graduate appointments are paid at market rates, circa £20,000 pro rata.
Our free service can save up to £5000 in recruitment and advertising costs and the reason we offer this is simple. We do all the leg work leaving you to do what you do best – run your business. Graham believes it makes good business sense to support growing organisations especially SMEs as there will be mutual benefits to business and UEA/NBS on other initiatives in the future. As the medieval author Chaucer said “mighty oaks from little acorns grow”.
The event MC was our very own Associate Dean for Enterprise, Professor Andy Wood, who is also CEO of Adnams Brewery. The second part of the breakfast event was a talk by Julian Campbell, Executive MBA Course Director who discussed how local organisations could benefit from the talent of our MBA cohort on our pro bono Management Consultancy Projects module.
For further details about GTMS or our breakfast events and how to join our mailing list, please contact Helen Mounser.