This review was submitted over 4 years ago, so some of the information it contains may no longer be relevant.
- 1. To what extent did you enjoy your work placement or internship?
- 2. To what extent did you feel valued by your colleagues?
- 3. To what extent were you given support and guidance by management/your supervisor(s)?
- 4. How busy were you on a daily basis?
- 5. How much responsibility were you given during your placement?
- 6. To what extent did/will the skills you developed, and training you received, assist you in your degree studies and beyond?
- 7. What was the general atmosphere in your office?
- 8. How well organised was the overall work placement or internship set up?
- 9. In terms of personal training and development, to what extent did the company or firm invest in you?
- 10. What were the perks on your work placement?
- 11. How appealing are future employment prospects within the organisation?
- 12. Was there a good social scene amongst any fellow placement students/colleagues?
- 13. What was the cost of living and socialising in the area you worked in?
- 14. What was the Nightlife like in the area you worked?
- 15. Were there many opportunities to get involved in activities outside of work?
I throughly enjoyed my placement with the NHS, i gained valuable knowledge and training that no book could ever prepare me for. I gained skills both professuonaly and personally that i will carry with me throughout my career and life. It was hard work but very rewarding, you learn to apprecitae the real meaning of life
The staff memebers really took me under their wing, i felt part of the team from my first week there. They each took time to include me in anything they felt would be valuable to my training and even at lunch breaks, made sure i joined in with them. It really did feel like a family
My mentors were so knowledgable and brilliant. They showed me and talked me through procedures and anything valuable to make my placement enhanced. They talked to me about personal stories and feelings about the situations of life and death we dealt with, they were supportive and anything i needed extra help with they were more than happy to help
Its the NHS so we werre very busy, shifts you were rushing on your feet all day but i loved it, as it was part of the job there. It prepared me for the real job of working in that setting and talked about how to enjoy downtime so we had a good work life balance
As i was a student, responsibilty changed on what year e you were w in and how far along you were in your uni course. It incaresed the longer you were there and showed how capible you were to do the job at hand. We were doing it under supervision
I learned such amazing skills that i felt helped me professionally and personally. These skills and coping mechanisms helped me learn and become better in my course. I feel that my besst learning came from placememts rather than the books at uni. These skills give us a real life look into it which helps me be better at uni
The atmospgere was really a family vibe in the nurses office. Of course we dealt with awful situations but it was so supportive.. We laughed and cried together, we had a laugh and it was always up beat no matter the situation as everyone kept eachither going no matter what happened
It was set up very well. A few glitches but that is normal i suppose. I was set with hrilliant mentors that suited me to the level of traning i was at. The mentors they chose for us were suited to our learning out comes and supportive to our needa as students
The NHS sent us on courses outside of placement to in turn make us better.. We were given traning opportunities outside of the placement to better our skills. They also sent us on day placemenets to othet settings within the trust to give us a chance of seeing other serives
I definetly can not wait to finally qualify and apply to be part of the NHS, i want to help people and become a perment part. I want to be able to in the future help students like i was helped. To be doing a worthwhile and emotionally rewaeding job
As the hours were long, it was hard to have a social life. So as students we got together and helped eachother out with assignments and placement learning objectives that we had to complete in order to pass the placement. It was mutual support and also good to talk to placement students of other occupations
Socialising wasnt much of an option as the hours and days were long, it was rewarding and socalising happened on days off and were low key and relaxing as we were catching up from a long week of very long 12 hour shifts minus the travel to the placement sites
Haha wouldnt call it nightlife, but night shifts at work were definitely very lively. That is when patients really came alive with demands. The nights of the full moon definetly made an more eventful night for nurses. 12 hour shifts but loved them. Lots of coffee was the key to survival
Of yes, many opportunities to progress career wise and outside of work. We had boards with many charity events and voulenteer opportunities. We would all get together and go away to traning days in other cities wh8ch was very fun along with being educational to our careers and relationships as colleagues.
Placement (5-9 Months)