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The Role

Role Description

• Supporting sales team in preparation of travel packages
• Responding to customer enquiries
• Promoting and selling our range of festival and tournament products
• Supporting marketing team in the maintenance of all online and offline marketing material – including website editing and campaign management.
• Design and implementation of social media strategies
• Escorting teams on tours to European destinations

  1. To what extent did you enjoy your work placement or internship?
  2. Really enjoyable as I got to have an insight into all aspects of the organisation


  3. To what extent did you feel valued by your colleagues?
  4. SME so a really tight nit bunch. Plenty of group incentives Month on Month whiched helps to bring the team together. Also lived with 3 members of staff which helped the team grow.


  5. To what extent were you given support and guidance by management/your supervisor(s)?
  6. Bi-Monthly review to aid development


  7. How busy were you on a daily basis?
  8. Daily and weekly tasks lists helped to prioritise work load


  9. How much responsibility were you given during your placement?
  10. Plenty! - rose from sales assistant to Marketing executive, monthly reports to GM and attend monthly CRM Forums


  11. To what extent did/will the skills you developed, and training you received, assist you in your degree studies and beyond?
  12. Office skills will aid in future life.
    Work ethic will aid in university and future life - (tremendously!)
    Insight into Marketing will aid studies and set me up for a future career


  13. What was the general atmosphere in your office?
  14. Busy times to hit target but always a fun atmosphere


  15. How well organised was the overall work placement or internship set up?
  16. Few learn as we go situations. all in all great placement


  17. In terms of personal training and development, to what extent did the company or firm invest in you?
  18. Free online training courses
    Opportunities to travel world to develop skills internationally


  19. What were the perks on your work placement?
  20. Flexi Time

    National Travel

    International Travel

    Company Parties/Events

    Staff Sales/Staff Shop


  21. How appealing are future employment prospects within the organisation?
  22. Been offered a job after university and have been asked to extend my current contract


  23. Was there a good social scene amongst any fellow placement students/colleagues?
  24. Lived with the students so partied when we could


  25. What was the cost of living and socialising in the area you worked in?
  26. free rent in pay cheque


  27. What was the Nightlife like in the area you worked?
  28. Derby - nuff said...


  29. Were there many opportunities to get involved in activities outside of work?
  30. Plenty - joined local gym as well as local rugby team - we are gonna get promoted


  31. In addition to these questions, is there any extra information you would like to leave about your experiences on your work placement that other students may be interested in?

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Placement Year (10 Months+)

Advertising, Business Analytics, Design, Marketing, Public Relations, Sales, Sport/Sports Management, Telecommunications, Travel and Tourism

East Midlands

9th February 2012

Less than £ 10,000

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