Edward Denton

Country: United Kingdom
Sector: Restaurants & Food Service
Job title: Multiskilled Operative
Subject of study: Geography
Year of graduation: 2019
Type/Level of study: Undergraduate

Current Employer/Organisation Name

Sodexo

What have you been doing since leaving Exeter, and what are you doing now?

Having graduated I worked for YSE in Val d’Isere as a Driver. After COVID-19 cut the ski season short I returned home and was unable to complete the rest of my Gap Year. Subsequently, in July I started working on the NHS Coronavirus testing sites as a multiskilled operative.

Why did you choose this career? And what do you enjoy most about your work?

I chose to go on a ski season because I did one before university started and loved it. I wanted the opportunity to have another year out before starting my graduate job as an accountant with Mazars. The role with Sodexo was to earn some money at a time when other job opportunities were rarely available.

Please tell us if you were a member of any societies, groups or sports clubs?

I was a member of Exeter University Men’s Hockey Club, Snowsports and Geogsoc.

What did you enjoy most about your programme and what was the biggest highlight?

I thoroughly enjoyed the autonomy of study, my highlight was the second year field trip to Seville and handing in my dissertation.

What did you enjoy most about studying here?

The city is fantastic, and I met lots of great people. The sports facilities are also exceptional.

Why did you choose to study at Exeter?

Because of their sports facilities.

What skills and experiences have been most useful for your career?

Being Club Captain of EUMHC, the situations you are put in and experiences you have are fantastic to use in interview situations.

What advice would you give to a current student who wishes to pursue your career?

Be in as many societies as possible, and on the committee of at least 1!

What are your plans for the future?

I have been offered a place at Mazars to be an auditor, starting September 2021.

 

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