Derby Telegraph story helps land Paul Bensley a trial at Barlow and Co Accountancy, Long Eaton
AN accountancy graduate looking for practice in the field has landed some work experience, thanks to the Derby Telegraph.
Paul Bensley joined our We Want To Work campaign earlier this month after struggling to find a job since finishing university.
But now, thanks to the article that appeared in the Derby Telegraph, Mr Bensley will be starting at Barlow and Co Accountancy, in Long Eaton, on Friday.
Owner Dr Malcolm Barlow got in touch after spotting Paul in the paper.
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Dr Barlow said: "I thought he looked like a good candidate for working with me here.
"He's got a good degree in financial management and graduated with a good qualification so I wanted to give him a go.
"We met and had an interview and I wanted to see what he was like. He seems to be really keen and I'm happy to help him out."
Paul will be working at Barlow and Co for about a month initially.
Dr Barlow said: "We've sorted something out – four hours a day on an hourly rate – to see how things go and we'll see what develops from there. I'm feeling positive about the future.
"Paul is keen and seems to be quite dedicated. But it is hard work and it takes a lot to pass the final exams.
"He's done eight out of the 18 exams that he needs to so there's still a lot of work but if he is prepared to work hard then we will help him achieve his dream of becoming an accountant."
Paul, who gradated from Sheffield Hallam University with a 2:1 in accounting and financial management last year, said he was excited about the opportunity.
The 25-year-old said: "It's the experience that counts a lot when looking for an accounting job. I didn't get a placement during my university course because they were so few and far between.
"That meant that I had all the qualifications that I came out of university with but can't complete them because I need to do the rest of my exams, to become a qualified accountant, while working in a firm."
The Derby Telegraph's We Want to Work campaign was launched in June 2011 to help unemployed people back into work.
So far, nine people involved with the campaign have landed full-time or part-time permanent work.