GradLink has an extensive network of international graduates, including graduates from the across Africa, who have studied at universities in the UK and are now in graduate employment. This section includes a number of unique case study examples of these. Graduates speak about how their UK education has helped them to get into their work, and what strategies they have used for reaching employers and showing they are the right candidate. We are very grateful for their invaluable input.


  • Claudia

    Country :

    (OTHER)

    Job Title :

    Facade Designer

    Company :

    Stanmore Contractors Ltd

    Be smart and nice on your interview, as well as making sure you do know what you are talking about.

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  • Victor Akunna

    Country :

    (NIGERIA)

    University :

    University of Bedfordshire

    Job Title :

    Training Coordinator

    Company :

    Hamilton Richards Consulting

    The key to a successful job search is networking. Take advantage of social sites such as Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter to connect with industry leaders and recruiters, and to show off your unique skills and experience.

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  • Joseph Opoku

    Country :

    (GHANA)

    University :

    The Robert Gordon University, Aberdeen

    Job Title :

    Operations Manager

    Company :

    African Support Network (ASN) Holdings

    You’ll have proof of your achievements, even if you don’t yet have a job. On those rough days, it’s easy to forget everything you’ve done – and just see a big fat Zero. Looking back over all the work you’ve done will show you how hard you’ve worked. So, you’re still hunting. You’re smarter than you were when you started hunting.

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  • Fred Gituku

    Country :

    (KENYA)

    University :

    University Of The West Of England

    Job Title :

    Chief Human Resources Officer

    Company :

    Telkom Orange- Kenya

    “ the world needs you to make an impact personally and professionally “

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  • Mark Abu

    Country :

    (GHANA)

    University :

    School of Oriental and African Studies

    Job Title :

    Accountant

    Company :

    Capital Drilling

     Always be a teamplayer, it′s very important for your career development.

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  • Abdul-Jalil Ibrahim

    Country :

    (GHANA)

    University :

    University of Dundee

    Job Title :

    Sales Representative

    Company :

    COFACE

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  • Tobi Layade

    Country :

    (NIGERIA)

    University :

    The University of Manchester

    Job Title :

    Business Development Manager

    Company :

    Otis Ltd (United Technologies Corporation)

    Never give up hope in your job hunting. There′s no such a thing as "I′ve applied to too many companies".

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  • Mary

    Country :

    (NIGERIA)

    University :

    University Southampton

    Job Title :

    Mental Health Nurse

    Company :

    Avon and Wiltshire Mental Health Partnership

    Let career networking be a part of your daily job search routine. It doesn′t take long to send an email or a LinkedIn or Facebook message just to say hello and to mention that you′re job searching.

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  • Owen Nnaji

    Country :

    (NIGERIA)

    University :

    University of Nottingham

    Job Title :

    Business Reviewer

    Company :

    Momenta PPI Services Limited

     Catch every placement or intern opportunites. They will help you to get your disired job.

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  • Soji Oluitan

    Country :

    (NIGERIA)

    University :

    University of Manchester

    Job Title :

    Assistant Program Manager

    Company :

    Royal Bank of Scotland Group

    Invest in yourself.

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