GEP FAREWELL CEREMONY 2013-2014

On Monday 24th March the XV Edition of our Graduate European Programme came to an end. The aim of the programme, which has run from September 2013 until March 2014, is to provide university graduates with a 6-month work placement at a London-based company.

The 14 talented graduates who have taken place in this edition, after having successfully passed the selection process, have been given the opportunity to develop new professional skills at an international level whilst acquiring a broader understanding of how companies operate in one of the world’s most competitive global markets.

The farewell ceremony took place at Regent’s University London, where the participants attended Business English lessons and workshops throughout the length of the programme.  This academic side of the programme, conducted by Regent’s Institute of Languages and Culture,  enabled participants to improve their language skills and learn about different business-related topics they could later apply to their day-to-day professional lives. Our graduates have enjoyed this experience throughout as the English course has also helped them prepare for the University Of Cambridge BEC Exam, which they took recently.

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Steve Phillips and Igor Urra wished participants the best of luck with their future career projects.

The event gathered representatives of Regent’s Institute of Languages and Culture, and the Spanish Chamber of Commerce, who awarded participants a diploma after successful completion of the programme. During the speeches Steve PhillipsDirector of Regent’s Institute of Languages and Culture, went on to talk about the importance of harnessing language skills to succeed professionally, as well as wishing all the students the best of luck in their future careers.

On behalf of the Spanish Chamber, Cristina Carmona, coordinator of the Graduate European Programme, and Igor Urra, the Secretary General of the Spanish Chamber, attended the ceremony. Igor commented on how this experience has been positively life-changing for many past participants and hoped it would also be for those taking part in this edition.

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Some of the participants of the XVI Edition of the GEP at Regent’s University during the farewell ceremony.

We would like to thank the hosting companies that have taken part in this edition, providing a unique opportunity for talented graduates to carry out work experience in the ever-competitive London market. We would also like to encourage more London-based companies to take part in upcoming editions and discover the benefits of hosting an intern through our programme.

Full details of the XVI Edition of the Graduate European Progamme will be available on our website from mid April 2014. In the meantime you can browse the Career Services section within our website, where further information is available for candidates and companies.

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