Why choose us


Our mission is to fast track your entry into a graduate job or internship by using our expert insider knowledge to train you to pass each stage of the application process.We even offer interview and job offer guarantees, as we are confident in our ability.

 We know that understanding the UK job market and applying for jobs can be difficult, especially if you are not familiar with the UK work culture. We simplify the process for you, and give you the best expert advice. We have graduate recruiters on our coaching team, who better to help you succeed than the people assessing you for the job!We genuinely want to see ambitious international students like you secure successful jobs in the UK.

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    Qualified Coaches

    Expert coaches with Post Graduate Diplomas in Career Guidance. Trained to build CVs, identify skills gaps, review job applications and improve interview techniques.

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    Industry Specific Knowledge

    Senior professionals with knowledge in key industries including banking & finance, law and science. Valuable insights, tips and techniques from current graduate recruitment specialists.

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    Highly Effective Programmes

    Coaching programmes designed to meet the needs of international students looking for jobs in the UK. Strong focus on ensuring step by step progress to achieve results and building career confidence.

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    Personal Service

    We don’t believe in doing everything online or by email. Regular one to one communication and access to our coaches means that we can really get to know you and respond quickly to your needs.

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What we provide

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    CV Build And Review

    You will have one to one CV sessions with an expert coach. Creating a killer CV is a key step in the job application process. S...

    CV Build And Review

    You will have one to one CV sessions with an expert coach.

    Creating a killer CV is a key step in the job application process. Sometimes it feels as though the hardest part is getting started. We can help you build a professional CV from scratch. This involves an in depth analysis of all your skills, experience and achievements to date.

    If you already have one, we will have it reviewed and perfected so it is presented in the best format and highlights your key selling points. As our recruiters will tell you, there is no room for error so we ensure your CV is spelling and grammar checked.

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    Planning And Progress Sessions

    Having regular one to one sessions with a highly trained careers coach will ensure you stay on track and achieve real results. ...

    Planning And Progress Sessions

    Having regular one to one sessions with a highly trained careers coach will ensure you stay on track and achieve real results.

    We encourage you to approach your job application process like a project. We help you set goals and deadlines, track your progress and stay motivated. Using the right tools, knowledge and advice we can guide you every step of the way.

    This tried and tested method will guarantee you achieve career success.

    Areas covered include:
    - Creating a Career Plan
    - Job research – internships, graduate schemes & entry level positions
    - Company research
    - Discussing application questions and answers
    - Identifying skills gaps and how to address them
    - Ways to improve written or spoken English
    - How to look for voluntary and part time work

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    Cover Letter Guidance and Revision

    Along with your CV, a cover letter is often what employers see first, so it is crucial you make a good impression. It is an opport...

    Cover Letter Guidance and Revision

    Along with your CV, a cover letter is often what employers see first, so it is crucial you make a good impression. It is an opportunity to stand out from the crowd and show your genuine motivation and interest in applying for the job.

    We can help you convert an average or good cover letter into one that truly stands out. You will have access to templates, guides and top tips from current recruiters. One standard cover letter is not enough, you will need to customise it to every application you make. The time and effort is most definitely worthwhile.

    Each cover letter will be carefully reviewed to improve content, format and language.

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    Application Guidance and Revision

    During our one to one Application Guidance sessions we will give you the right tools and techniques to perfect your answers. As we...

    Application Guidance and Revision

    During our one to one Application Guidance sessions we will give you the right tools and techniques to perfect your answers. As we have seen hundreds of application forms we can help you to prepare your answers effectively.

    As well as guidance our experts will review your applications, and work on your content and language. By giving detailed feedback you will know very early on how you can improve your answers and avoid making the same mistakes.

    Application forms determine whether or not you will make it to the interview stage. Therefore, it is essential to be well prepared.

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    Competency Questions Coaching

    We dedicate a coaching session entirely to Competency Questions. This is because we know that the questions employers ask are not ...

    Competency Questions Coaching

    We dedicate a coaching session entirely to Competency Questions. This is because we know that the questions employers ask are not all that different. By coaching you early on, you will be able to answer any type of competency question that you come across in an application form or during an interview.

    We can help you do a self-review, analysing your skills, past experience and achievements. From these we can choose the best examples for each competency question.

    Did you know? - Research carried out by Inside Careers discovered that the same ten questions formed 90% of all application form questions asked. Essentially, all employers want to know the same things.

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    Mock Interview Coaching

    You will have one to one expert interview coaching, either in person or face to face via Skype. This will include a set of company...

    Mock Interview Coaching

    You will have one to one expert interview coaching, either in person or face to face via Skype. This will include a set of company specific questions to prepare with relevant tips and notes, advice on interview style and body language, and how to effectively communicate your points.

    We recreate the interview setting and provide you with detailed feedback on your performance. There will be a second mock interview session so that you can apply what you have learned.

    We coach you to success and build up your confidence so you can shine during your interview.

    Competition for graduate jobs is high, so being the best-prepared, interview-ready candidate can make the difference between failure and success.

    Areas covered include:
    - Types of interview questions and what research is required
    - How to answer difficult interview questions
    - How interviews are assessed and how to earn marks
    - How to answer technical/commercial awareness questions
    - How to prepare for final/Partner interviews
    - How to make a strong first impression & use effective body language
    - How to control your nerves
    - How to deal with unexpected questions

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    Assessment Centre Coaching

    Attending an assessment centre is often the final stage of the process, the deciding point between a job offer and a rejection. Pr...

    Assessment Centre Coaching

    Attending an assessment centre is often the final stage of the process, the deciding point between a job offer and a rejection. Practice at our on site or online mock assessment centre and you will be able to identify your strengths and weakness, and use our feedback to work on improving your performance.

    The day will involve a range of exercises such as group exercises, case studies, a presentation and a competency based interview. Throughout the assessment centre you will be evaluated on a score sheet filled out by an assessor.

    The score sheet will cover the set of competencies the employer is looking for so it is important to know what specific skills they are looking for. This typically includes communication, teamwork, time management and analytical skills.

    What you will learn:
    -Ways to approach group exercises
    -Presentation techniques
    -Tips on tackling case studies/written exercises
    -Increased confidence

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    English Language Speaking Course

    Individual one to one English lessons are arranged around your schedule. You can take the lessons in a London centre or via Skype....

    English Language Speaking Course

    Individual one to one English lessons are arranged around your schedule. You can take the lessons in a London centre or via Skype. You will have the total dedication of an experienced, qualified English teacher.

    The English Language speaking sessions will prepare you to confidently speak and use business English during your job application process and in your future career. You will gain practical skills to be successful in communicating in English in a work environment.

    Practicing and improving your English speaking skills will build your confidence and in turn greatly increase your chances of getting a job offer.

    By the end you will:
    - speak with greater confidence, fluency and accuracy
    - use a greatly increased vocabulary
    - have a better understanding of business English

Meet the team

Alan Tang

Coach

Alan is an ACA and ASA qualified accountant with significant valuation, modelling and reporting experience in the renewable energy and technology sectors.

During his time at Grant Thornton, Alan was a mentor to seven graduates and played a crucial role in the development of their careers: key achievements include securing highly sought after secondments to Melbourne and New York for his mentees. Alan has also coached care leavers for the charity Time Bank, securing four finance roles to date.

Alan hopes to use his experience and linguistic skills to help international students achieve their dream career.

Meet the team

Alan Tang

Coach

Alan is an ACA and ASA qualified accountant with significant valuation, modelling and reporting experience in the renewable energy and technology sectors. During his time at Grant Thornton, Alan was a mentor to seven graduates and played a crucial role in the development of their careers: key achievements include securing highly sought after secondments to Melbourne and New York for his mentees...

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Dr Alei Duan

Coach

Dr Alei Duan came from China to study in the UK, and successfully found a top job in banking and went on to follow a rewarding career here. He has over 15 years’ experience in investment banking working in front office advisory and financial risk management.

In addition to establishing and running his own corporate finance business 10 years ago, Alei has recently founded an international financial consultancy business to bring the expertise and experience of a team of leading Commodity Exchange market experts to China. His key achievements include advising blue chip Chinese companies on their multimillion-pound acquisitions in Europe.

In his role as director of a financial service business in the UK he has been coaching and mentoring many Chinese students and has helped a number of them to get jobs in finance. He understands the significant difference between the Chinese and UK business cultures, and is passionate about helping students progress their careers in the UK.

Meet the team

Dr Alei Duan

Coach

Dr Alei Duan came from China to study in the UK, and successfully found a top job in banking and went on to follow a rewarding career here. He has over 15 years’ experience in investment banking working in front office advisory and financial risk management. In addition to establishing and running his own corporate finance business 10 years ago, Alei has recently founded an international fina...

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Jayde Savage

Coach

Over the last 3 years I have worked in a graduate recruitment role in both the finance and professional services sectors. My role involves the whole graduate recruitment cycle; from meeting graduates at careers fairs, assessing them at interviews and assessment centres right the way through to offer stage.

It is extremely important for candidates to understand what the employer is looking for and how they can match their skill set to this requirement. My experience will help candidates to build and tailor their CVs to meet the criteria for a specific graduate job and will also help with interview techniques and identify what experience to draw upon.

Meet the team

Jayde Savage

Coach

Over the last 3 years I have worked in a graduate recruitment role in both the finance and professional services sectors. My role involves the whole graduate recruitment cycle; from meeting graduates at careers fairs, assessing them at interviews and assessment centres right the way through to offer stage. It is extremely important for candidates to understand what the employer is looking for a...

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Daniel Costello

Coach

After graduating I joined Shell's HR Graduate Programme, and for over 5 years I have developed a career in this field. I started in London in Shell's trading business, where I partnered with the European gas trading business, the global LNG business and the global Shipping business.

In my current role as a Graduate Recruiter, I recruit for all of Shell's technical areas in the UK. I work closely with my businesses to understand their current challenges and ensure a balance between talent acquisition for the long term and current business constraints and considerations. I look forward to working with students keen to work in HR related fields, and using my technical graduate recruitment expertise to help students looking to apply to engineering roles.

Meet the team

Daniel Costello

Coach

After graduating I joined Shell's HR Graduate Programme, and for over 5 years I have developed a career in this field. I started in London in Shell's trading business, where I partnered with the European gas trading business, the global LNG business and the global Shipping business. In my current role as a Graduate Recruiter, I recruit for all of Shell's technical areas in the UK. I work closel...

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Anika Awasthi

Founder of GCC

My previous experience working as a financial consultant in The City of London has given me an invaluable insight into the world of banking and finance. Past clients include Merrill Lynch, Société Générale and Royal Bank of Scotland.

Using the knowledge I gained from working in the corporate world, I left the City to start my own business. In addition to this, I have worked as a freelance careers coach and mentor to international students, mainly from China. I have supported students in every stage of the process. For example, helping to write the perfect personal statement for university applications, and later on building CVs and reviewing graduate job applications. Of all the work I do, helping people to succeed is the most rewarding.

Having worked closely with international students, I have created a series of programmes that guarantees career success. Together, our team of highly trained, experienced coaches will help students to achieve their lifelong career goals.

Meet the team

Anika Awasthi

Founder of GCC

My previous experience working as a financial consultant in The City of London has given me an invaluable insight into the world of banking and finance. Past clients include Merrill Lynch, Société Générale and Royal Bank of Scotland. Using the knowledge I gained from working in the corporate world, I left the City to start my own business. In addition to this, I have worked as a freelance c...

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Charlotte Ashley-Roberts

Coach

In 2009 I made a switch from pharmaceuticals into careers advice undertaking a Postgraduate Certificate in Careers Advice, specifically for people in higher education. In that time I have supported over 4000 people get the job they want. I have in depth knowledge of the chemistry sector as well as extensive experience in checking CVs, conducting mock interviews and helping candidates prepare for their next role.

I am currently employed by the Royal Society of Chemistry where I have been working as a Careers Specialist for the past 7 years.

 

Meet the team

Charlotte Ashley-Roberts

Coach

In 2009 I made a switch from pharmaceuticals into careers advice undertaking a Postgraduate Certificate in Careers Advice, specifically for people in higher education. In that time I have supported over 4000 people get the job they want. I have in depth knowledge of the chemistry sector as well as extensive experience in checking CVs, conducting mock interviews and helping candidates prepare for t...

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Siomara Jubert

Coach

With over 5 years’ experience in recruitment in the UK, I contributed to the development of career related workshops, outplacement materials, and recruitment assessments. I also work on high volume recruitment campaigns including graduate recruitment, advertising vacancies, interviewing candidates and more.

Using my 'inside knowledge' I coach on CV writing, LinkedIn profile building & branding, career planning, personal branding, mentoring and interview preparation.

I am able to help graduates to 'market' themselves; securing interviews and helping them find their dream jobs. Based on my experience, my advice is specifically tailored to each individual and their career goals, as we are all unique beings.

Living in London for over a decade, I have worked in different fields and industries which have given me a good insight into the different aspects of each and the skills they require.

 

Meet the team

Siomara Jubert

Coach

With over 5 years’ experience in recruitment in the UK, I contributed to the development of career related workshops, outplacement materials, and recruitment assessments. I also work on high volume recruitment campaigns including graduate recruitment, advertising vacancies, interviewing candidates and more. Using my 'inside knowledge' I coach on CV writing, LinkedIn profile building & bra...

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Susanne Christian

Coach

I am fully qualified in career guidance and coaching, with a Postgraduate Diploma in Career Guidance. My 16 years of career coaching includes working with students and professionals of all ages.

I am a member of the Professional Register of the Career Development Institute, and actively involved in the Institute as a Council member.

I am also a career researcher and writer – I have written 7 books, including Building a Great CV, Discover the Best Graduate Jobs and How to get One, Working in Engineering and Working in Computers and IT. I have also created content for careers websites, including Health Careers and UCAS.

Before becoming a careers adviser, I worked in a number of organisations, including the Civil Service, local authorities and private companies. I have worked overseas in Europe and the Middle East.

 

Meet the team

Susanne Christian

Coach

I am fully qualified in career guidance and coaching, with a Postgraduate Diploma in Career Guidance. My 16 years of career coaching includes working with students and professionals of all ages. I am a member of the Professional Register of the Career Development Institute, and actively involved in the Institute as a Council member. I am also a career researcher and writer – I have written...

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REAL PEOPLE REAL RESULTS

Camile Arndt

“I contacted Siomara to help me write my CV to adapt it to the British market and for my surprise I had much more than that. She made me see my qualities and skills, making me feel confident to find the job I was aiming for. To my bewilderment I managed to secure a new job the first time using my 'new CV'. I have a lot to thank Siomara for, much more than just my CV, as she enabled me to achi...

Camile Arndt

I have a lot to thank Siomara for.

“I contacted Siomara to help me write my CV to adapt it to the British market and for my surprise I had much more than that. She made me see my qualities and skills, making me feel confident to find the job I was aiming for. To my bewilderment I managed to secure a new job the first time using my 'new CV'. I have a lot to thank Siomara for, much more than just my CV, as she enabled me to achieve great changes in my life."

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REAL PEOPLE REAL RESULTS

Wen Xie

“I will definitely recommend this service to other students. I find the weekly 1-1 sessions with a coach so helpful for me and helped keep up my motivation with job applications. Once I learnt exactly what the company is looking for it was easy for me to prepare and write my answers. My applications were much more successful than doing it on my own. I was happy to get many interviews and fina...

Wen Xie

Thank you

“I will definitely recommend this service to other students. I find the weekly 1-1 sessions with a coach so helpful for me and helped keep up my motivation with job applications. Once I learnt exactly what the company is looking for it was easy for me to prepare and write my answers. My applications were much more successful than doing it on my own. I was happy to get many interviews and finally have my job offer at HSBC.“

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REAL PEOPLE REAL RESULTS

Emily Zhang

“My coach was very good and helped me prepare for the BP technical interview, we researched together and practiced the questions many times. I learnt better ways to present myself, how to sit what to wear how to improve my speaking & pronunciation and also how to prepare for surprise questions. This helped my confidence a lot.”

Emily Zhang

Thank you

“My coach was very good and helped me prepare for the BP technical interview, we researched together and practiced the questions many times. I learnt better ways to present myself, how to sit what to wear how to improve my speaking & pronunciation and also how to prepare for surprise questions. This helped my confidence a lot.”

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REAL PEOPLE REAL RESULTS

Joyce Wingsze

“Anika was my mentor for 6 weeks. I have enjoyed the mentor service very much. I found the advices on how to approach situational judgement tests particularly useful. Through the discussions, I have learnt some new aspects on how to behave in certain situation and am now able to identify the purposes of most questions. Additionally, personal advices on areas such as what activities I could...

Joyce Wingsze

It was a pleasure to have you as my mentor!”

“Anika was my mentor for 6 weeks. I have enjoyed the mentor service very much. I found the advices on how to approach situational judgement tests particularly useful. Through the discussions, I have learnt some new aspects on how to behave in certain situation and am now able to identify the purposes of most questions. Additionally, personal advices on areas such as what activities I could do to improve my skills were also insightful. I would definitely recommend you to others! It was a pleasure to have you as my mentor!”

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REAL PEOPLE REAL RESULTS

Camile Arndt

“I contacted Siomara to help me write my CV to adapt it to the British market and for my surprise I had much more than that. She made me see my qualities and skills, making me feel confident to find the job I was aiming for.

To my bewilderment I managed to secure a new job the first time using my 'new CV'. I have a lot to thank Siomara for, much more than just my CV, as she enabled me to achieve great changes in my life."

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Wen Xie

“I will definitely recommend this service to other students. I find the weekly 1-1 sessions with a coach so helpful for me and helped keep up my motivation with job applications. Once I learnt exactly what the company is looking for it was easy for me to prepare and write my answers.

My applications were much more successful than doing it on my own. I was happy to get many interviews and finally have my job offer at HSBC.“

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Emily Zhang

“My coach was very good and helped me prepare for the BP technical interview, we researched together and practiced the questions many times. I learnt better ways to present myself, how to sit what to wear how to improve my speaking & pronunciation and also how to prepare for surprise questions. This helped my confidence a lot.”

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Joyce Wingsze

“Anika was my mentor for 6 weeks. I have enjoyed the mentor service very much.

I found the advices on how to approach situational judgement tests particularly useful. Through the discussions, I have learnt some new aspects on how to behave in certain situation and am now able to identify the purposes of most questions.

Additionally, personal advices on areas such as what activities I could do to improve my skills were also insightful.

I would definitely recommend you to others! It was a pleasure to have you as my mentor!”

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