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Preston student joins logistics giant

18 July 2013

John Edwards

Ben lands DHL graduate role  

Pictured: BA (Hons) International Business and Management graduate Ben Iorrizo who is set to start work with logistics giant DHL after graduating from UCLan.  

 

A Preston student is set for an exciting business career after securing a first class honours degree from the University of Central Lancashire (UCLan).

Ben Iorrizo, from Broadgate, graduated from the BA (Hons) International Business and Management course and will embark on his new career with logistics giant DHL.

The 22-year-old will join the company’s finance management graduate scheme in September and is hoping the three year programme will be the start of a successful business career.

 

 

“Before I worked at Microsoft I had no experience of working in the corporate world and it was quite nerve wracking walking into a big company like that. I’m a lot more confident now and my experience at Microsoft has got rid of any nerves.”

He said: “The scheme is seen as an accelerator to promote people from within the company into management positions so hopefully in the future I’ll be managing at a high level.

“Long term my aim is to work all over the world. I’ve always been interested in business and particularly how it works in different cultures and how you manage people from different countries.”

Ben spent a year working in the public sector business group at Microsoft at their offices in Reading. He was responsible for business operations and also had the opportunity to manage some key projects.

 

“Ben is an exceptional student and had a great work placement for Microsoft and now has a great graduate position at DHL.”

He decided to take the placement route instead of following his original plan to spend a year studying in New York. It’s a decision he doesn’t regret and he believes the Microsoft experience was invaluable.

Ben added: “I improved a number of skills while on placement and I also developed as a person. Before I worked at Microsoft I had no experience of working in the corporate world and it was quite nerve wracking walking into a big company like that. I’m a lot more confident now and my experience at Microsoft has got rid of any nerves.”

Business lecturer Catherine Toase commented: “Ben is an exceptional student and had a great work placement for Microsoft and now has a great graduate position at DHL.”