Khayrullo Abdullaev - BSc (Hons) Business and Law
Business and Immigration Adviser
At Anglia Ruskin London, employer visits, careers fairs and jobs are advertised on a regular basis. Through Internship Schemes, and employability skills building this enables students to be equipped and ready to apply for positions when available. Khayrullo seized the moment by attending one of these networking opportunities, in which he was offered a part time job opportunities with Premier Inn, London Blackfriars with the backing from Anita Virik – The Head of Work Placement, who he is extremely grateful for.
The starting phase of Khayrullo’s degree in January 2014 was a daunting time for him.“When I first began working, I found it difficult to adapt to the different challenges I faced and I sometimes felt somewhat overwhelmed by it all, however my colleagues helped me learn quickly and I grasped on to things very quickly which made me more comfortable.”
Khayrullo, who has experience working in Hospitality in one of Uzbekistan’s leading Hotels, studied a foundation degree with Westminster University in his home country, he became interested in Business and Law through his time acting as a lawyer during the universities’ mock trials. To pursue his passion Khayrullo sought experience within the Law industry and he was particularly interested in Company Law and International Trade Law, he applied over 100 times to law firms however was not successful.
Khayrullo, who remained in contact with the Placement team, noticed a job advert and due to his proactive nature and roles as a student ambassador he was fast-tracked into a Law firm position who specialise in Immigration Law – Barar Associates.
Khayrullo initially started off as an intern by shadowing on a voluntarily basis, due to his positive demeanour and mock interview preparation the employer agreed to offer to cover his expenses as they saw a lot of potential in him. This led to a permanent full time position with Barar Associates. The success lies in his work ethic, not being afraid of challenges, being flexible, committed and trusting that this will pay off in the future.
His employers had some kind words to say about our student “Khayrullo is always full of passion to learn new things. He has a natural approach to customer service and he has taken everything in his stride and is so hungry for learning that he is already taking on different responsibilities. Khayrullo is determined to succeed in anything that he puts his mind to, for him, failure is not an option and this is something that makes him shine above the rest”.
He has developed well during his studies, academically being awarded on two occasions the Top Achievers Award and graduating with a First Class Honours.He is now comfortable working with all externals including 3rd parties, counsels and MPs, Solicitors, Managers and with the Head of Work Placement. His ambitions and plans are to be a lawyer by completing the relevant training and qualifications on a part time basis whilst progressing within the Law firm.