Dominic always had a strong interest in business, his entrepreneurial spirit has led him to get involved with all sorts of businesses including producing and managing a Facebook page for MotoGP's Bradley Smith.
“I always had a strong interest in business and was leaning towards doing a business degree; it was studying A level business that helped me really decide”.
Dominic chose the BA (Hons) Business Studies at Liverpool John Moores University (LJMU) which is a CIPS Accredited University.
“The LJMU course stood out by some distance as it focused on employability and practical skills rather than purely business theory. The placement year and CIPS accreditation offered in the placement routes are great incentives and will hopefully increase my chances of getting a job once I graduate”.
“The course is a good mix of theory and real world examples and research. For example, in my purchasing module we have covered the fundamentals of procurement, but also researching the history and evolution of the profession. I think it’s giving me a better all-round understanding of the topic”. Dominic is sure about a role in procurement, even though he’s not finished his degree yet.
“It’s the ability to impact so many elements of the business in so many industries that I find most interesting. I’ve seen potential job opportunities come from companies as wide ranging as luxury car makers, chemical producers and soft drinks companies - it’s very exciting. You often read about companies in news stories growing their procurement teams, this has got to be a good thing and it makes procurement a difficult profession to ignore. I absolutely want to go into the profession when I graduate”.