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Connor - Graduate Intern Channel Shift

The months after graduating from the University of Edinburgh, Connor was finding it difficult to find employment. He applied for the graduate work experience programme at West Lothian Council and secured a position as the Channel Shift intern.

After graduating from Edinburgh University with an MA Joint Honours in English and Scottish Literature in July 2015, I was unsure of what I wanted to do. After a few months of searching and applying for jobs, I was offered a place as Channel Shift Graduate with West Lothian Council's Graduate Work Experience Programme.

The role presented an opportunity to gain an understanding of how large organisations work, to use some of the skills gained at university, and to make a start in a professional environment. I was able to travel across the country to various events, and gained valuable experience of working in an office environment. The role left me in a position to move on to my new role in the council's Customer Service Centre. 

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