Ultimately to make new business sales alongside lead generation
1. To what extent did you enjoy your work placement or internship?
I’ve thoroughly enjoyed the responsibility appropriately provided alongside support and fortunately have found an area I want to work in, in the future. Enjoyed the adapting to working life also and success of course brings enjoyment.
2. To what extent did you feel valued by your colleagues?
Very much so, being made an integral and indispensable part of the team. This has then been echoed by my seniors which is of course an imperative part of modern day management.
3. To what extent were you given support and guidance by management/your supervisor(s)?
Never once was there an occasion that supervisors/management seemed irked or bothered when addressed for support. All managers have significant teaching skills alongside expertise in their respective areas.
4. How busy were you on a daily basis?
Very busy, but it’s the best way to be when working. By being pushed to your limits you learn the optimum about both yourself as a person as well as the field you work in. I for one have loved the responsibility in the workplace.
5. How much responsibility were you given during your placement?
As touched on previously, yes absolutely. I’ve been given as much responsibility as any other ‘full time’ member of the team and achieved results equaling or bettering that of my colleagues, which has been a fantastic cornerstone to build on for the future.
6. To what extent did/will the skills you developed, and training you received, assist you in your degree studies and beyond?
Although my department doesn’t necessarily correlate directly with my degree I’m sure I will take my work ethic back into university however, to achieve the best result possible. There are however transferrable skills such as communication and time management I will utilise.
7. What was the general atmosphere in your office?
Like in every office across the world and the way in which people are inclined naturally not everyone is positive. However at ProspectSoft the large majority of employees are upbeat and my department in particular are a pleasure to work with in the day-to-day
8. How well organised was the overall work placement or internship set up?
Very well organized. Naturally every business is learning as they work and certain things change however talking about the placement process, it’s length and running and accreditations throughout are testament and well felt throughout the scheme.
9. In terms of personal training and development, to what extent did the company or firm invest in you?
So much so. In regards to my personal development I cannot speak highly enough. I’ve come on leaps and bounds as a professional and could not foresee myself to be in the position I am today, this time 13 months ago.
10. What were the perks on your work placement?
Working from home
11. How appealing are future employment prospects within the organisation?
For me personally the opportunity to learn off the professionals I have done so far is a big pull. I feel my efforts have been rewarded appropriately considering the size of the organisation and hopefully the direction it is going in.
12. Was there a good social scene amongst any fellow placement students/colleagues?
This is more of the luck draw element. Nonetheless the social aspect provided was more than satisfactory by the company and I can’t complain.
13. What was the cost of living and socialising in the area you worked in?
The area is reasonable pricing and once again, this is one sort of out of the companies control. However I was satisfied with living and socializing.
14. What was the Nightlife like in the area you worked?
I’m fairly open minded of nights out and can do a wide variety to be fair. So I was more than satisfied with the nightlife scene.
15. Were there many opportunities to get involved in activities outside of work?
Yeah once again this is sort of off your own back, but I personally played for a local football team which occupied me 3 times a week outside of work, so happy days.