APEX Placement Programme


Channel your inner Chesney Hawkes and tell Randox why you are The One and Only for the APEX Placement Programme

Are you The One and Only for Randox? 

That’s the question Randox Careers are asking first year students this week, with the launch of an innovative recruitment campaign for their competitive APEX Programme, which employs first year undergraduates across various divisions of the global diagnostics company.

The #IAmTheOneQUB campaign launched last week during The Work Experience and Placement Fair with a performance of the nineties pop-classic ‘The One and Only’ in The Whitla Hall.  Lyrics such as “No one can be myself like I can, For this job, I’m the best man” resonated with students interested in finding a placement opportunity.

Randox is taking a fresh approach to the way first years can apply for the APEX Programme, by inviting applicants to submit ‘video auditions’ on social media platforms Facebook and Twitter.  Using a video no longer than 15 seconds and a 140 character cover note, the aim of this unique method of application is to give first year university students the opportunity to succinctly and effectively convey their personality, creativity, initiative and drive, in a lively and imaginative way; displaying why they are ‘The One and Only’ for Randox.

Successful APEX applicants from Queen’s University will progress throughout Randox over the course of four years; moving from a summer of paid full-time work experience, to a paid placement year within the company, to ultimately obtaining a full time position at Randox, subject to gaining a 2:1 or above.

The importance of this opportunity cannot be underestimated; with many students having difficulty finding jobs after graduation, the APEX Programme will help 50+ students this year really get their foot on the career ladder, and build relationships with a thriving market leader in the healthcare industry.

Linda Magee, Randox Human Resources Manager, is excited to launch such a novel campaign that resonates so well with first year students;

“The #IAmTheOneQUB application process for the Randox APEX Programme is a fresh and dynamic campaign that harnesses the skills of the tech-savvy generation and allows them to express their creativity and personality via the power of social media.  For busy first years this exciting yet simple method of application is the perfect way for them to introduce themselves to Randox and is the first step on their path to their career goals in positions ranging from Business and Marketing to Biological and Life Sciences, Graphic Design to Mathematics and Physics, and Engineering to Computer Technology.  Get posting – you could be The One and Only.  Chesney Hawkes impersonations are welcome!”

Any first year undergraduates at Queen’s University who wish to join the Randox APEX Programme should upload a 15 second video with accompanying 140 character note to either Twitter or Facebook, making sure to include the hashtag #IAmTheOneQUB.

Visit Iamtheone.randox.com for more information.

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