Boots International boosts student employability

Posted on Tuesday 23rd July 2013

A Birmingham Business School student is celebrating a bright future having gained employment on the Boots International Graduate Scheme which launched this year. Boots International, which is all of the Group’s Health and Beauty operations outside of the UK and ROI, opted to only promote the scheme at Birmingham Business School, targeting our BSc Business Management finalists.

Final-year Business Management student Kathryn Payman says:

I’m really excited to be the first person to be accepted onto this Scheme, and having the chance to work with Boots International is a wonderful opportunity."

Erica Sparkes, Learning and Development Manager for Boots International, says: “Boots International recognises the quality of students on the BSc Business Management programmes at Birmingham, and we are particularly drawn to the international syllabus of the degree.”

Professor Simon Collinson, Dean of Birmingham Business School adds: “In a period of economic uncertainty, it’s vital that students can be confident that their degree is attractive to employers. Boots International’s decision to target our Business Management degree proves just that, and they join a growing number of employers to be working with us in this way.”

This latest boost to employment for business students follows the launch of the Birmingham Business School KPMG Accountancy degree in 2012, along with a growing number of exclusive training and internship arrangements with a cross-section of employers including Capgemini and The Moth, New York.