Our mission is to empower international students to easily and confidently secure the UK’s best graduate jobs. Learn how our coaching programmes will secure you an exciting, suitable graduate job with visa sponsorship in the UK.

We are proud to be the UK’s only careers coaching provider that matches Graduate Recruiters to international students who coach you step by step to securing a job offer.

Our Team

Anika Awasthi, Founder

As the founder of Grad Careers Coach, I’ve spoken to thousands of international students over the past 7 years and I know how challenging it is to find and apply to graduate jobs with visa sponsorship. It can feel impossible to secure a job here, and so few are successful. In reality, I know that there are many UK employers who would value the skills and diversity that you would bring and would be willing to sponsor you. All you need is the right support and guidance to help you secure a job offer and start your exciting career. This is our mission.

Daniel Costello, Coach

After graduating in Psychology, I joined Shell via their HR Graduate Programme. Over 9 years at Shell, I held a number of different HR roles (mainly as a Business Partner/Senior Business Partner, but with some stints in Learning & Development and Recruitment) across a variety of business areas, in the UK and globally (Trading, Upstream Engineering, Downstream Commercial and Corporate IT/Digitalisation). Following my time at Shell, I joined Fujitsu, where I currently work as a Senior HR Business Partner within the North West Europe Business.

Re'anne Brown, Coach

I am an accomplished Graduate Recruitment Adviser, working for a mid-sized accounting firm, specialising in recruitment for Tax and Audit roles for our London office. I have previous experience as a Campus Recruitment Analyst for a Global Investment Bank, recruiting for Corporate Functions. My current role at a global investment bank advises the full 360 recruitment process, from meeting potential candidates on campus to facilitating assessment centres and conducting interviews, to making the final offer. I have experience delivering various workshops on-campus and in-house on interview techniques, CV writing, personal branding, online testing and assessment centres. I am also CIPD qualified with a Level 7 qualification in HRM, Resourcing and Talent Management where I passed with 90% Distinction. My insights will enable students to be a strong candidate through any recruitment process.

Liz Nash, Coach

I have over 7 years experience as a graduate recruitment professional. Worked in both the Professional Services and Engineering industry including EY, Transport for London and UK Power Networks. Responsible for managing and coordinating the entire recruitment process from initial selection to Assessment Centres.

Laura Halstead, Coach

I started working in Graduate Recruitment when I graduated 5 years ago. I have had recruitment roles in three different industries: Engineering, Investment Banking and Hospitality. In my current role as Graduate Recruiter at Morgan Stanley I recruit for interns and graduates across a number of divisions. I enjoy covering all aspects of the recruiting cycle from attraction and meeting candidates at recruitment events to managing the full selection process and then working closely with successful candidates when they join one of our Graduate Programmes. I enjoy helping people reach their full potential and hope that my passion for Graduate Recruitment can help international students kick start their career.

Elizabeth Weeks, Coach

Having completed my undergraduate degree in Sociology with Human Resource Management and worked in graduate recruitment for the last three and a half years I am able to advise on all aspects of the application process. Working in the financial sector recruiting both interns and graduates gives me a clear and detailed understanding of the graduate recruitment process. I look forward to using my experience to help international students successfully complete their graduate applications.

Lienda Beale, Coach

I have worked in Early Careers for over 15 years helping students to transition into the workplace. She has worked at international companies such as Deloitte, Accenture and Deutsche Bank alongside working in varied industries such as technology, construction, and engineering. With some great insights into what companies are looking for she can share her expertise with you and help you in your search for a fulfilling career. She runs webinars, workshops and 1-1 coaching where she offers unique insights into new recruitment processes and how you can succeed in these.

Amy Walshe, Coach

Amy has worked in the recruitment industry for 10 years, with 7 years experience specifically focusing in graduate careers. Amy has covered the professional services industry broadly with a current specialism in Investment Banking. Throughout her career, Amy has helped students build their confidence in networking, making applications and interviewing. In addition, Amy has delivered workshops and mock assessment centres aiming to support participants through their full career search journey.