Press Releases 2017

UWTSD graduate set for new career in financial planning profession


UWTSD graduate Emma Jones is all set for a new career in the financial planning profession after securing a job just weeks after she finished her degree course.


Emma, who studied for a BA in Business Management at the University’s Carmarthen campus, has been accepted for a position at independent financial advisors, Thomas and Thomas Finance (IFA), based in Haverfordwest, Pembrokeshire, after the company appealed for help in finding a successful candidate.


A five month search had proved fruitless with DarrenThomas, Managing Director of Thomas and Thomas writing in a publication about his frustration to find suitable graduates with a specialist knowledge of the fast-changing profession.

Mr Thomas said: “We wanted to say a huge thank you to UWTSD for sending us the details about Emma Jones who graduates this summer with a Business and Finance degree. 

“We were very impressed at Emma’s knowledge and preparation for the interviews. She is clearly a very driven person and the degree she has completed with UWTSD has stood her in excellent stead for a career in financial services.”

Emma, who lives in Llanybydder; north of Carmarthen,said she was delighted, adding that she had wanted to change her career path.

“Prior to starting my study in 2014, I was the Assistant Manager at a clothing store in Lampeter. I enjoyed my position but after two years within the job role I began to seek new challenges resulting in my departure and a new start as a full time business student. 

“I thoroughly enjoyed my time at UWTSD. I learnt an enormous amount on the topics that revolve around business today and in the future. I also discovered my love for finance along with other business areas such as business sustainability and ethics, strategic management and human resources management. 

“The Business school lecturers delivered the course modules fantastically continuously supporting my development to achieve my full potential. 

“I believe the skills I have gained during my time of study, including, problem solving, analytical and social skills have assisted with the process of employment. Just a month after completing my course I was fortunate enough to receive a job offer from a Thomas and Thomas. 

“I look forward to starting my long and successful career with Thomas and Thomas in a month's time. I truly believe that with the skills gained from university; I will be a vital asset to this business.”

UWTSD Dean of Faculty of Business and Management, Roger Maidment said: “We are delighted for Emma and wish her every success in her new job. Ensuring our graduates have the knowledge, skills and attributes to secure an appropriate position is our overriding priority and enables us to make a real contribution to the regional economy and local employers.”


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