We have close links with recruitment agencies in Oxford and London.
They visit the College in the first few weeks of the course, help with our Work Experience Programme and interview the students when they are looking to start work.
Claire Gray, Director – Bain and Gray, London
Emily Bain and I have had a strong link with OMBS for over 20 years, and are so proud to have been providing career advice, talks and work experience to their students ever since. Bain and Gray is 10 this year and has been building on our reputation as an extension of OMBS.
Many of our clients know and value OMBS students and ask for them as a benchmark for hiring. If it is a course they are not aware of we make a point of educating our clients about the OMBS Professional Business Diploma and the talent that it produces.
I think the College is very aware of constantly reviewing the course to align it to the changing needs of the market. It is always open to advice from us with regard to what our clients are looking for and how the work place is evolving.
We are incredibly busy, and the current high employment rate means skilled and talented candidates are getting lots of choice. OMBS students are sought after, and we are always short of skilled first jobbers which is great for the students coming through. We now have OMBS graduates who are clients of ours themselves and continue to champion the course and the achievements of their graduates.
Pip Cox – Joyce Guiness, London
“Here at Joyce Guiness we find the OMBS students of a very high calibre. They have had a very good grounding in office systems and IT. They know how to interview, have amazing skills and in fact the OMBS course is a name, a ”brand” that clients are asking for on CVs. When we visit the College each October the students are always fully prepped and have some good questions to ask about recruitment and the working world. We find them a joy to work with and welcome any OMBS students to our agency!”
Jo Donelan – Hatty Blue, London
“I have had the pleasure of working in partnership with Andrea and her team for over 10 years. The students themselves may change year upon year but the calibre of students never ceases to amaze me and many of my clients actively seek OMBS students again and again. We watch these students rise meteorically through the ranks, outdoing their peers, soaking up new challenges and carving themselves exciting career paths.
In the marketplace saturated with young people about to embark on the career ladder your graduation from OMBS sets YOU apart from your peers and will serve you well in the future – in short, it is your passport to success.”
Tiger Recruitment is a market-leading recruitment consultancy headquartered in London. They specialise in support recruitment and their clients are employers of choice across sectors including financial services, banking, tech start-ups, creative agencies, property, professional services and education – to name a few!
Kate Allen – Allen Associates, Oxford
“OMBS students are extremely well-presented, well prepared and confident in their interview technique. The course prepares the students with great IT skills and a sound commercial awareness.”