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Very much so.
Sometimes felt a little bit under appreciated, especially when covering a large workload
They helped me within my profession but did not encourage me to do things outside of that.
Very, I covered a lot of ground and held a lot of responsibilities within my daily workload including finance on top of my daily channel duties. I also helped the producers with alot of their organisation & became one of the champions of our new IT systems.
A large amount, there were big changes within our department and towards the end I was the longest standing member of staff apart from my supervisor.
My training has left me with a very well adapted skillset! This will help my achieve my best in the final year of my degree!
The office was really energetic and full of producers who all enjoyed chatting and having a laugh with each other, we all kept up each other morale by bringing in sweet treats and other lovely things to keep up going!
My training was done very promptly and helped me learn a lot of skills that I needed for my every day working balance. However HR were a little bit slow in responding as to whether thy received my paperwork.
They gave me ample opportunity within my own job role (switching channels atc) however there was not a lot of investment in me exploring the more creative avenues which were offered to me on a regular basis .
Staff Sales/Staff Shop
I was originally offered some freelance work upon leaving, however this option was never chased up which I found to be a real shame. I could apply to do work within a different team after making some good contact there but as of yet I am unsure.
Yes there was although due to my workload ( I was busier than alot of the other interns) I was not able to join them for lunch very often as I couldnt get away from the workload/ had to cover while other took their lunch.
I lived from home, however my railcard cost my almost £200 a month and due to my course not having a placement year I also had to pay council tax despite living with other students and still returning to my studies. It is very expensive in Central London and my bank balance suffered.
It was substantial, however our team were a littl older than myself and therefore were not really the 'nightlife' sort of people apart from the christmas party.
Due to my workload and being advised by management, I was not able to really get away from the office to pursue these, despite other interns in my team being aloud to.
Placement Year (10 Months+)
28th July 2016