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Kizmi-Jade Ramah is the 2016-17 Graduate Apprentice

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Kizzy Ramah

Kizmi-Jade Ramah (Kizzy)
First Class Honours Graduate in Business Management at University of Birmingham (2013 – 2016)
Winner of BSc Business Management Dissertation Prize for achieving the highest score of 82%

Tell us an interesting fact about yourself

An interesting fact about me is that I lived in Mauritius for many years before coming to England at the age of 8.

If you had to describe yourself in 3 words, what would they be?

Happy. Motivated. Curious.

Why did you want to be the 2016/17 Graduate Apprentice?

Having completed a degree in Business Management at The University of Birmingham, I wasn’t entirely sure which area of business I wanted to go into. I therefore saw the scheme as a perfect opportunity to find out what career path might be right for me. I also felt that it would help me to develop my skills and confidence in order to prepare me to secure a graduate job.

What’s more, I really like Birmingham as a city, particularly as there are many exciting development projects currently going on. The city also offers plenty of things to see and do, which I think makes it a great place to start your career!

What do you see as the main benefits of taking part in the scheme?

Having the chance to complete three placements in three completely different industries is a great way of building my CV, improving my skills and discovering where my interests lie. I feel that this scheme also allows me to demonstrate an ability to adapt to different working environments, which will definitely be beneficial in my future career.

Another benefit of the scheme is being able to be part of BPS and having a range of networking and mentoring events to take advantage of. I look forward to meeting and learning from new people as well as promoting the city and opportunities within professional services in the coming year.

Where will Kizzy be working?

Business Growth Fund, Church Street (September 2016 – December 2016)

• New to the Graduate Apprentice scheme this year
• Independent investments company established in 2011 and backed by five of the UK’s main banking groups – Barclays, HSBC, Lloyds, RBS and Standard Chartered
• Up to £2.5 billion to make long-term equity investments

Kizzy’s currently working closely alongside BGF’s investments team to support them in their ambition of ‘creating the household business names and listed companies of tomorrow’.

Katie Bard, Waterloo Street (January 2017 – April 2017)

• Kizzy will be Katie Bard’s third Graduate Apprentice
• Part of the international Angela Mortimer group and celebrating their 40th birthday this year, Katie Bard recruits permanent and temporary staff across the Midlands
• A leading industry player, Katie Bard’s success in placing candidates is 1 in 2, compared to an industry average of 1 in 8

Kizzy will join the Birmingham team of recruitment consultants, supporting them with a mix of project-based work and day-to-day business activity.

JMP Consultants Limited, Edmund Street (May 2017 – August 2017)

• Also new to the Graduate Apprentice scheme this year
• Forward thinking transport planning and engineering consultancy with a nationwide presence, which in January 2017 will join a team of engineers and consultants with a global presence following a recent acquisition by Systra Group
• JMP and Systra provide a range of services including transport planning, local and strategic modelling, rail and highway design, civil engineering, and more!

Birmingham is one of JMP’s most diverse offices and Kizzy will be involved with a range of projects, giving her an excellent insight into the world of Transport Planning.