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Grads4Nottm returns to Boots as students enjoy 2-week learning opportunity

04 July 2022
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Boots UK were amongst 34 local businesses who participated in this year’s Grads4Nottm, the annual Nottingham Trent University initiative that sees over 100 students taking part to develop solutions to real-life challenges faced by local companies. The aim of the initiative is to boost the number of graduates staying in Nottinghamshire for employment by raising awareness of the wide range of businesses and types of jobs available in the area.

Boots UK hosted six students who spent two weeks working on a variety of projects for Marketing and Boots Opticians. The students where set group challenges and their mission was to identify key areas of opportunity, provide a combination of ideas and come up with recommendations for the business.

Hayley DennettRecruitment Manager, Early Careers and Education, Boots UK said: “We have been a huge supporter and advocate of Grads4Nottm over the years. It’s a fantastic initiative, which highlights to students the professional employment choices available right on their doorstep in Nottingham.  This initiative has given us the opportunity to provide participants with a great snapshot into what it’s like to work for Boots UK, meet some of our amazing colleagues, as well as improving their skills and confidence for when they enter the job market.”

NTU student Kat Parker said: “Boots is such an iconic British high street brand, being able to be given the opportunity to work with the company over this period has been truly invaluable. Even being a business student, you’re not necessarily aware to the extent of roles that can insist within a business, especially one as large as Boots. Being able to work with and witness the varying departments who do very different things but are able to work collaboratively with one another has made me really excited and optimistic about what the future has to offer”



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Boots is the UK’s leading health and beauty retailer with over 52,000 team members and around 1,900 stores, ranging from local community pharmacies to large destination health and beauty stores.*

Boots serves its customers and patients for life as the leading provider of healthcare on the high street and the UK’s number one beauty destination. It offers an unrivalled depth and breadth of products, which incorporates its extensive own brand range and innovative portfolio of brands, including No7, the UK’s No1 skincare brand, Soap & Glory, Liz Earle Beauty and Sleek MakeUP.

2024 marks Boots’ 175th anniversary year. Founder John Boot opened a herbalist store in Nottingham in 1849 to offer an affordable alternative to traditional medicines. His son Jesse expanded the business to become a modern retailer and the biggest chemist in Britain. Throughout its history, Boots has listened, learned and innovated, and it continues to challenge itself to improve its products and services every day.

Boots is part of Walgreens Boots Alliance, which is a global leader in pharmacy-led, health and wellbeing retail.  More company information is available on

*Figures accurate as of 31 May 2024