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  • The Role
  • The Company
  • The Culture

    The Role

  • 1. To what extent did you enjoy your work placement or internship?
  • 4/5

  • 2. To what extent did you feel valued by your colleagues?
  • 5/5

  • 3. To what extent were you given support and guidance by management/your supervisor(s)?
  • The support and guidance from the company was fantastic , working on my own professional development for life after my placement which was extremely useful.


  • 4. How busy were you on a daily basis?
  • Everyday at school there was something that needed to be done as no day was the same, from running clubs , supporting the teacher and students and working on lesson plans for interventions.


  • 5. How much responsibility were you given during your placement?
  • 4/5

  • 6. To what extent did/will the skills you developed, and training you received, assist you in your degree studies and beyond?
  • I learnt not only new skills but how to apply them to life after placement , for example using the skills to give examples in interviews for jobs .


    The Company

  • 7. What was the general atmosphere in your office?
  • It was a fun, friendly environment where all core members were able to catch up and share their experiences. You also got to meet other staff who were able to support you and were happy to share their experiences and knowledge for anything.


  • 8. How well organised was the overall work placement or internship set up?
  • 5/5

  • 9. In terms of personal training and development, to what extent did the company or firm invest in you?
  • They had a bridge builder programme which was a mentor who could support you outside of work on professional skills, fixing up your cv , helping to write cover letters and were able to give you insight on their profession/ industry.


  • 10. What were the perks on your work placement?
  • Company Parties/Events

    Travel loan


  • 11. How appealing are future employment prospects within the organisation?
  • 4/5

    The Culture

  • 12. Was there a good social scene amongst any fellow placement students/colleagues?
  • 5/5

  • 13. What was the cost of living and socialising in the area you worked in?
  • 3/5

  • 14. What was the Nightlife like in the area you worked?
  • 1/5

  • 15. Were there many opportunities to get involved in activities outside of work?
  • You could sign up to societies after work for example there was a film that ran which was a social event for core members and staff to chill out and enjoy films together . There was also an events committee for the end of year ceremony to celebrate the placement year and chances to volunteer in sporting events.


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Placement Year (10 Months+)

West Midlands

February 2017

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