He credits his experiences at the University of Hull helping him prepare for the workplace and land him a role within his chosen field.
He said: “A lot of the emphasis at the University was preparing you for the workplace. Having that viewpoint of being in a professional environment through my placement year really helped me to develop the skills I needed.”
Josh says he sought out universities based on the course content, and says the passion of lecturers and detail within the course meant Hull won out.
He said: “I very much looked at contact time and what modules Hull offered. I then attended an Open Day and met the staff and listened to their passion for the subject and that was what made me want to come to Hull. Hull also offered a placement year – which was key for me.”
Josh started his academic life as a joint honours student in Business and Marketing, but following his placement year, he switched to a straight marketing degree.
He said: “After my placement I realised by switching to single honours I would be able to do modules which were more aligned with what I wanted to do.
“I worked at Siemens Gamesa within their communications team. One of the biggest highlights for me was when the Queen came and being a part of the team which was delivering on the day.
“Having a placement year like this was extremely valuable. It helped me develop skills such as presenting and communication and just generally getting that awareness of the workplace which being in a lecture theatre cannot teach you. Having this gave me the real life experience which was crucial when it came to applying for jobs. There’s the knowledge you get from being in the workplace which stands you in great stead and also gives you some reference during job interviews and examples to talk about and that is what has really helped me.
“I really enjoyed my time in Hull. The course offered a variety of different modules and subjects and the lecturers were passionate about what they were teaching.”