The work placement was brilliant! Well structured, a great management chain and support there for whenever I had an issue. The work was difficult, varied and worthwhile.
From day 1 I was a colleague, not merely a uni placement. I felt as much a part of the team as the people who have been there 15+ years.
Any issues I had I was able to raise either ad-Hoc or during our regular scheduled 1-2-1 meetings with management.
I was very busy, however there was always opportunities to share workload with colleagues if I felt this necessary.
I was given full responsibility at times. I had the same work/ responsibilities/ roles/ tasks as my permanent counterparts.
Puts all the theory of what I learnt at uni into context and shows me a 'business view' of the skills learnt at uni.
Happy, friendly, hard working and fun.
Very well, a clear plan of tasks and timings.
I attended many (expensive) industry recognised courses.
Working from home
Tremendously, I worked to look at the possible roles I could do on my return.
Yes. Although I was in a different part of the business, we met up regularly/.
Cheap rent and cost of living.
Hatfield itself is very poor for nightlife, however London is on the doorstep!
Yes, many extra work tasks and social events to attend.
Placement Year (10 Months+)