Students seeking placements

Below is a list of student members who are seeking placements to gain professional experience within trading standards. Please use this facility to contact the student directly if you feel there is a role for them within your authority. Also detailed is some general information about the student together with the course they are currently studying.

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Student Name

Laura Taylor

I am available to work in the West Midlands.  I have a Foundation Degree in Consumer Protection obtained from Wolverhampton University.  In the course of this qualification I did many days working within the Dudley Trading Standards department.
Anita Cottam
Looking at a new career within Trading Standards, which is an area of great interest to Anita.  Anita is currently self funding exams through tsi academy and completing the CSCATs. Anita is looking for a permanent job in Manchester and surrounding regions.

 Adeel Ahmed

BA (Hons) Consumer Protection
Adeel is from Leeds and is happy to work in Yorkshire, Lancashire or Greater Manchester. Adeel speaks basic French and Urdu and has work experience in consumer advice and customer relations.

Alice Young

MSc In Trading Standards
Alice is from Dorset she is happy to work anywhere in the UK.

Ateeqa Mirza

PGD in Trading Standards
Ateeqa is from Derbyshire is happy to work anywhere in the UK.

Claire Shawcross

MSc In Trading Standards
Claire is looking to work in Lancashire or Cumbria.

Clare McNicol

MSc In Trading Standards
Clare is from Manchester and is looking to work in Lancashire, Cheshire or Greater Manchester.


David Mountford

David is from Staffordshire.  He has been a student member for a few years and is keen to start his career in trading standards.

Matthew Chetwynd

MSc In Trading Standards
Matthew is from Staffordshire, he is happy to work anywhere in the UK.

Rachel Phillips

MSc In Trading Standards
Rachel is from Manchester and is looking to work in Greater Manchester, Lancashire, North Yorkshire and Merseyside.

Sabina Akhtar

BSc Law and Trading Standards
Sabina is from Lancashire and is looking to work in Greater Manchester.

Helen Greaves

BA Trading Standards and Consumer Protection
Helen graduated from Teeside University with a 2:1 in 2013.
She currently works for Aldi, utilising her knowledge in the private sector and is Deputy Manager of the Quality Team in Darlington.
Helen is looking to find a role in the North East.