A key part of our Student Outreach Programme, Give A Grad A Go’s Boost network is a tight-knit and carefully selected community of final year university students.
In order to be part of the network, students initially apply with their CV, then progress to undergo a telephone interview with a member of our team. Once they have been successful, they are granted access to a range of careers-related support, guidance and advice at their disposal. Hear from successful Boost programme applicants on last year’s programme!
What benefits does Boost offer students?
A consistent support network – As a team of recent graduates ourselves, we know first-hand that trying to juggle academics and job applications can be overwhelming – so our Boost network has been designed to help ease the stress. Boost offers a completely free service that includes 1-to-1 career coaching sessions with members of our Recruitment team, hands-on support with job applications, and constant guidance during what is a hugely stressful time at university.
Introductions to companies we work with – We work with a number of the UK’s most exciting businesses, ranging from startups and SME’s to huge global corporations – all of them are interested in meeting bright, enthusiastic and talented final year students in preparation for when they graduate. Through being a member of our Boost network, final year students are one step ahead of the game when it comes to job applications – and have the option to be introduced to the range of companies we work with in their final year, or upon their graduation.
Feedback from recent graduates
We’ve had overwhelmingly positive feedback from members of Boost in the 2017-18 academic year:
“Boost enabled me to land my dream graduate job. Give A Grad A Go provided me with valuable career guidance that really helped me to navigate my career prospects during my final year at Newcastle. When using Give A Grad A Go as part of my job search after graduating, the team always offered advice and help leading up to the interview process and then during the interview process, they were on hand throughout to look after any concerns or answer any questions. It really felt like the whole Give A Grad A Go office was on my team.”
– Bradley, 2018 Newcastle graduate
“Being part of Boost was genuinely really useful in helping me to think about my career in a more productive way. It’s been so valuable and I learned so much from the graduate career experts at Give A Grad AS Go during my 1-to-1 career coaching sessions”
– Jennifer, 2018 Cambridge graduate
“Give A Grad A Go has been an enormous source of help in guiding me through job applications, preparing for interviews and essentially landing myself in a dream job. Hats off to the team – it’s been so fantastic so thank you! Would 100% recommend to both graduates and students that are looking to discover their career path!”
– Alice, 2018 Edinburgh graduate
“Give A Grad A Go provided me ample time to ask questions about various industries and roles I was interested in and were able to respond with a wide variety of insight and helpful comments from their wealth of experience. I never felt rushed – they gave me plenty of time to ponder on certain areas I needed help with which helped me steer my choices and gain more context on what I truly wanted from my career”
– Josh, 2018 Exeter graduate
“I started to explore options I hadn’t considered before with my graduate career expert – knowing there are people out there to help me with the daunting process is reassuring!”
– Rebecca, 2018 Exeter graduate
“Give A Grad A Go’s Boost programme has been fantastic! The advice I received throughout the year from their team of graduate career experts has been invaluable in deciding on a career path and successfully applying for my dream job. The team take the time to get to know each individual so that when they’re ready they can help find the role that best suits them. This level of care and support is unlike any company I’ve come across and I strongly recommend that students make the most of such an amazing service!”
– Emma, 2018 Edinburgh graduate
As Give A Grad A Go’s Candidate Coordinator, I’m looking forward to taking over and managing Boost this academic year. With such positive feedback from members of the network, we are now looking for our next wave of final year students to join Boost. If you are interested in receiving bespoke career counselling, jobs-related advice and being introduced to some of the UK’s most exciting businesses, why not apply today?
Applications close at the end of this month!
Learn more about Boost here.
Gillian Vevers, Candidate Coordinator