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Iain McLennan

Career Path: Managing Director, AMG Autolease
Location: Doncaster, UK

I ended up doing this career by accident, when leaving University I aimed to be an Accountant or profession Rugby Player however due to injury this never came to fruition! Once part-qualified as an Accountant, I moved into the world of recruitment for Michael Page in London and from there I moved into the automotive industry.

What are you doing now?

I am now the owner of my own company specialising in contract hire and car leasing for corporate and private drivers.

What was it about Northumbria that made you decide to study here?

The town, the atmosphere, the award winning business school and the rugby!!

What was it like studying at Northumbria?

Fantastic, a huge variety of courses and electives. There was a huge diversity of nationalities making it feel truly international.

What was the best thing about your course?

The wide range of skills it gave me to use in all the roles I have taken since.

How did studying at Northumbria help you achieve your career goals/ give your career an edge?

Certainly having the Northumbria name behind me gave me huge kudos and a distinct advantage over the competition.

Which skills/knowledge did you learn on your course that you use most now throughout your career?

Organisation and time management.

What did you enjoy most about your time at Northumbria University?

The whole experience was one I cherish for ever - from my professional development, to the social scene and of course the sports facilities were fantastic.

What advice would you give somebody who is considering studying at Northumbria?

Go for it, you will not be disappointed. I still feel that I am an adopted Geordie!

How would you describe your time at Northumbria in three words?

Fantastic, fun and achievement.

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