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Patrick Rycroft

Career Path: Partnership Manager, Seatfrog
Location: London, UK

I wanted to go into this career as I saw great career profession and a fantastic opportunity. I completed an internship at this company because it looked a great place to work and at the end I was offered a full time position.

What are you doing now?Patrick Rycroft

I manage corporate partnerships which include Travel Management companies such as Capita. As well as this, managing UK train operator accounts and channel corporates.

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

The entrepreneurial spirit which the university had when I was looking for the right university for me.

What was it like studying at Northumbria?

It was a great experience with the perfect balance of team projects, seminars and practical learning.

How connected was your course with industry?

Very connected with a lot of external contacts visiting the University who spoke about real-world business experiences.

What was the best thing about your course?

All of my experiences were about practical learning which was of great value to me, it meant that I was able to learn first-hand about what I will be doing in the future.

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

It gave me a great platform to go out and execute all the skills I’d learnt on the course.

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

Relationship management and time management.

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

How supportive the coaching team were.

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

Do a course you enjoy, not the course you think you should do.

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

Exciting, educating and fun.

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