EUROPEAN STUDIES APPLICATION FORM

 

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GRADUATE APPLICATION FORM
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SurnameTitle (Mr/Mrs/Miss/Ms/Other)
Bocchi Mr
Forename Name by which you prefer to be known
Alessandro Alex
Home Address Term Address
12 Cushing Court,
Hammer Lane
Whitstable, CT6 3AZ
Wordsworth Hall
Mint Yard
Kendall KL1 2SL
Date of Birth
04/09/85
Nationality
British/Italian
Do you require a UK work permit?
No
Education 

Examinations taken

School                  FromTo Level Subject Grade Year
St Mark's School, Whitstable 2006 - 2012 A
A
A
Italian
French
Politics

A
C
C

2012
2012
2012



GCSE
GCSE
GCSE
GCSE
GCSE
GCSE
GCSE
GCSE
GCSE
English Lit.
English Lng.
Mathematics
Italian
History
French
Science
Geography
Art
A
B
B
A
C
B
C/C
B
C
2010
2010
2010
2010
2010
2010
2010
2010
2010
University FromTo Degree Subject Class expected/obtained
University of Kent 2012 - 2016 B.A.(Hons) European Studies

Final year subjects: Fascism; Il Mezzogiorno; The Government & Politics of the EU; NATO and Europe

This course included a year of study abroad which I spent at the Université par d'Avignon and the Università degli studi di Siena

2:1 predicted

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WORK EXPERIENCE
Name of Employer From: To: Job Title and Responsibilities
Casa Fiorini, Cattolica, Italy  May 2013 Sept 2013 Hotel porter
assisting guests, reception duties, general handyman
McDonalds, Canterbury  Sept 2010 Dec 2012 Crew member
(part-time and vacation work)
serving customers, preparing food,
cleaning, training new staff
Bulstrodes Solicitors,
Whitstable  
11 May 2009 18 May 2009 Work experience placement,
general office duties
EXTRA-CURRICULAR ACTIVITIES AND INTERESTS
I play snooker regularly at university and take part in the college snooker tournaments.

I enjoy travelling and have visited many European countries, including regular visits to relatives in Rome and Bologna. I have also visited the USA, Canada and Tunisia. I keep fit by weight training and running and take regular skiing holidays.
At school I was a prefect and obtained the Duke of Edinburgh's Bronze and Silver awards.

I enjoy keeping up with European current affairs through visiting newspaper websites, visiting the cinema and socialising with friends.

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OTHER QUALIFICATIONS/SKILLS EXPERIENCE
Fluent French and Italian; basic German.
Familiar with word processing packages and the Internet.
Full driving licence.
Food hygiene certificate.
WHY HAVE YOU CHOSEN TO APPLY TO OUR ORGANISATION?
I am attracted to your company because it is a large multinational organisation with a high reputation for the quality of its products as well as for its graduate training scheme. I feel that my love of travel and knowledge of languages make me suitable for a career with you.
DESCRIBE THE BENEFITS YOU HAVE GAINED FROM YOUR WORK EXPERIENCE
My work experience has given me a great deal of experience in working with people and working under pressure. In the hotel there were many guests of different nationalities and I was often the only member of staff on duty which meant dealing with all kinds of problems from replacing light bulbs to telephoning for a doctor. I was able to use my languages to deal with many different situations and had to take on a great deal of responsibility at different times.

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WHAT WOULD YOU SAY ARE YOUR MAIN STRENGTHS AND WEAKNESSES?
My main strength is my international background and my knowledge of languages. I have lived and worked in three different European countries and travelled in North America and North Africa. I am interested in other countries, their people and culture, and take every possible opportunity to increase my knowledge, which is why I have found my degree course of great interest. This background means that I am flexible and adaptable and would be happy to work anywhere in the world.

My weaknesses include lack of relevant experience at management level but I would expect your training scheme to compensate for this very quickly. I learn fast and can sometimes be impatient with others who are slower to pick things up, which can be another weakness. On balance, though, I believe that my strengths outweigh these weaknesses.

REFERENCES
Dr Jon Grier
Dept of European Studies
University of Westmoreland
Kendal KL1 2OS
Signor Gianfranco Moretti
Hotel Fiorini
Cattolica
Italy

 

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