Ellen Logan

What’s my background?

I first came up to Sheffield in 2014 to study Politics and Philosophy at the University of Sheffield. Following graduation, I worked in administration for the NHS and waitressed at a seafood restaurant, before taking part in the governments’ International Citizenship Service (ICS) programme and working for a development charity at a university in the West Bank. I then spent two months travelling around Central America – I really recommend Guatemala and Nicaragua!

After my travels, I moved to Manchester and – after a brief stint in a John Lewis call centre – got into the higher education sector with a job at Prospects. At Prospects I developed an interest in graduate labour market research, and was the editor for 'What do graduates do?'. I really enjoyed the project management side of my work at Prospects, and so I decided to take part in the Ambitious Futures graduate programme for university leadership. Through this, I delivered a variety of projects (from outreach to website design) in a number of departments at The University of Manchester and Lancaster University. Following this, I worked for The University of Manchester’s Science and Engineering Education Research & Innovation Hub, where I supported the development of primary science and engineering teaching, and led the Great Science Share for Schools national campaign to engage primary school pupils in STEM.

To find out more about the kind of work I’m involved in, have a look at my LinkedIn profile.

 

What do I do at Gradconsult?

I joined Gradconsult back in October 2019 as a Project Consultant. My role primarily consists of managing the candidate engagement and recruitment for RISE, a business support project designed to connect talented graduates to SMEs in the Sheffield City Region – RISE has helped place hundreds of graduates in jobs around the region, investing millions into the local economy. I also support other GC consultants on the delivery of recruitment programmes, as well as working directly with university partners and clients, delivering workshops for staff, students and graduates on recruitment and labour market insights.

Some projects I have been working on recently include:

  • Engaging, assessing, shortlisting and supporting hundreds of graduates for the RISE project
  • Delivering workshops on employability, mindset and mock assessment centres for a number of universities
  • Career coaching with students and graduates
  • Supporting colleagues with assessment of candidates for national graduate schemes
  • Producing videos such as ‘How to ace your assessment centre’ and ‘How to submit a great video interview’.

 

Life loves

  • Hiking
  • Political conversations/ debates at the pub
  • Crispy things covered in chilli (crisps, kale, chips etc.)
  • Watching the sunset and then looking at the stars - dreamy

Pet peeves

  • The terrible train service in this country!
  • Women with opinions being called ‘aggressive’
  • People who drive dangerously around cyclists
  • Being woken up too fast (I love my sleep)

 

Get in touch

T: 0114 221 0242

M: 07837 002886

E: Ellen@gradconsult.co.uk

LinkedIn: Ellen Logan