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Lytham student offered two prestigious jobs

21 July 2014

Lyndsey Boardman

 UCLan law graduate Abigail is in demand

A Lytham student has been offered two high-flying graduate jobs before she’s even left University after she excelled in her law degree studies.

Abigail Hughes, a 23-year-old law student at the University of Central Lancashire (UCLan), has accepted a sought after graduate role in risk management with Lloyds Banking Group and was also offered another graduate job with the Prison Service at the same time; leaving her in the enviable position of being able to choose between two desirable career paths.

“It was a difficult decision to choose which job to take but I think working at such a large bank will bring many opportunities.”

The former Arnold, King Edward VII and Queen Mary school pupil commented: “It’s amazing to be offered a place on both of the graduate schemes I applied for. I was in Walt Disney World Florida when I found out I’d been offered the Lloyds Bank job and I screamed the place down I was so excited.

“It was a difficult decision to choose which job to take but I think working at such a large bank will bring many opportunities. A degree in law has given me excellent analytical skills which I will be able to apply to the role and because I will take four different six month placements over the next two years, I will be trained in a range of areas.”

Abigail, who graduated from UCLan last week with a first class honours degree, secured work experience at a solicitors and at a Citizens’ Advice Bureau whilst at university and also worked as a Games Maker at the London 2012 Olympic Games. She has juggled all of this with planning a wedding, which will take place next June, with her finance and childhood sweetheart Liam.

Abigail added: “I like to keep busy and planning a wedding whilst studying and applying for graduate jobs has certainly done that. I’m really excited to start my career and see where it takes me.”