Careers Service


Matthew Foster

Name: Matthew Foster
Course: BSc (Hons) Management
Year of Study: Second year
Graduation Year: 2019

“In the summer I earned a place on the internship programme at FDM Group in Leeds. I could not afford to get accommodation in Leeds, so in order to take this opportunity I had to commute from my student house in Manchester for 2 months, which was still a large expense. The work experience bursary granted me the funding to pay for a season rail ticket, meaning that I did not have to worry about the costs of travel for the entirety of my internship. I would have really struggled to pay for this rail ticket on my own, so the work experience bursary allowed me to take advantage of this excellent opportunity. The internship helped me to experience what it is like to work in a corporate environment, whilst also allowing me to develop valuable skills which will aid my future career prospects”