Meet the team


Placement Ambassadors are final year students who have returned from placement and want to share their experiences with you. You can contact them for advice and support with your placement search or even just a chat. Find out all about the application process to their day to day experiences directly from someone who has been there, done that AND got the t-shirt.

William Truong

William Truong

What course are you on?
BA (Hons) Accounting & Finance

Where did you do your placement?
I was based in one of the Manchester offices for which is the world’s largest online car hire platform. I worked in the Product and Commercial department inside the Latin America Team. (more…)


Meet the team – Carole Lee

We’ve had a few staffing changes in the Placements Team over the summer.  Our Placement and Projects Coordinator Shauna has been seconded into a different team (she’s still on campus so if you see her around say hi!). In this latest ‘Meet the Team’ post we hear from her replacement Carole Lee.  Carole’s spent the last 2 weeks getting to grips with all things placement and is raring to go for the start of term!

Carole Lee

Hi Carole, tell us about your job & what it involves

I recently joined the Placement Team as a Placements and Project Coordinator. I will be supporting 2nd year business students, helping them through 1-1s to develop CVs and covering letters as well as giving advice about interviews and coping with assessment centres. I will also be managing the placement process for MSc Human Resource Management students, liaising with employers and students to ensure the placements run smoothly. (more…)

Meet the team – Laura Riley

Our ‘Meet the Team’ blog posts give you the chance to learn more about the staff in the Business Placements Team.  What makes Laura Riley our current Placement Officer smile at work?

Laura Riley

My name is Laura and I am covering the Placement Officer role for the Business Placements Team while Rachel Naamani is on Maternity Leave. My role is to ensure that Business Placements delivers a quality service and student experience throughout the placement process – from your induction at the start of your second year to submitting your Placement Assessment Files at the end of your placement.  This involves ensuring that you have access to all the specialist advice and guidance you need to secure that dream placement then have the most AMAZING placement year!

What makes you smile at work?

Meeting students on the Employability Hub. As you can imagine we are in contact with hundreds of second year students so I really look forward to my shift on the Hub where I get the chance to talk to students. (more…)

Meet the team – Anna Worsley

It has been a while since our last ‘meet the team’ blog post, so here goes with mine, I’m Anna and I’m a Placements and Project Coordinator.

Anna Worsley

What does your job involve?

I support second year students in their search for placements. You’ll often find me in 1-to-1s discussing CVs, cover letters, application forms, interviews and assessment centres.  When I’m not in 1-to-1s I speak to employers who’re looking to offer placements, I co-manage our postgraduate internship programme and I manage this blog…quite a lot to squeeze into 2 days in the office! (more…)

Meet the team – Shauna Burns

In the latest of our ‘Meet the team’ series we hear from Shauna Burns, The Business School Placement Manager.

Hello and welcome back! My name is Shauna and I am the Placement Manager. I hope you have had a wonderful summer and are feeling excited about the year ahead, we certainly are!  If you are reading this, I would assume you are looking to secure a sandwich placement for 15/16 – we are here to help!

What has the Placement Team been working on over the summer holidays?  (more…)

Meet the team – Julie Clare

In the second installment of our ‘Meet the team’ series we hear from Julie Clare

What’s your job & what does it involve?

I’m a Placement and Projects Coordinator. My role involves supporting students through the placement process, from thinking about what type of roles they want to apply for, where to search for them, putting a CV or application together and preparing for interview.  I’m also involved in projects such as planning the Insight day. An afternoon where students who have been out on placement come back to tell students who are starting their search for a placement about the placement process and share insights into what they learnt along the way. (more…)

Meet the team – Hayley Wright

Hopefully you’ll get to know us over the year as we work with you on your placement search, rejoice in a placement offer and wave you off to the wonderful world of work (hopefully without too much paperwork chasing along the way!) To let you get to know us a little better we’ll publish a series of  ‘meet the team’ posts.

In the first of the series meet Hayley.

HayleyMy name’s Hayley and I am a Placement and Project Coordinator. My role involves helping our students find valuable placement and work experience opportunities that will help you get to wherever you want to be.

I also work closely with employers to increase the opportunities available and manage the HRM MSc placements programme. (more…)