I Got Hired: Graduate Analyst at The Very Group

Posted on: 29 April 2022 by Richard Finch in Graduate stories

Liverpool graduate

Ellie McLaughlin has secured a Graduate Analyst role at The Very Group for when she completes her studies in 2022.

What will the role entail?

I have been offered a place on the Graduate Analyst scheme at The Very Group’s head office in Liverpool. The role will entail gathering and analysing large data sets. This is a two-year programme that will be broken up into mini placements across the business.


What are you most looking forward to?

I’m really looking forward to working at such a forward thinking and progressive company. They do a lot of work in the community here in Liverpool, like the Innovate Her programme. They’ve also recently won a UN award for their work with women in India. I think it will be really exciting and rewarding to be involved in programmes like these.


Where did you find out about this opportunity?

I found out about the opportunity through the Careers & Employability team’s Get Hired programme. I attended an event with talks from a number of companies and the Graduate Analyst role at The Very Group sounded really interesting. At the end of the event I was able to talk to the representative from The Very Group and ask them some questions about their roles and the company. 


What are your top 3 tips for other students looking for opportunities?

For any students looking to secure a graduate job I would encourage them to attend as many employer led events as you can. They are a great way to informally meet employers and build a rapport with the representatives which can help when applying for jobs.

My second tip would be to try and get experience in a broad range of things which you can do through free online courses such as LinkedIn Learning. For example, I study Criminology but took a course in web development which really helped me when applying for my graduate job.

My final tip would be to start preparing as soon as possible to help you be organised as it can be difficult applying for jobs alongside university work.