I loved it. I learned a whole lot and developed skills that I can transfer with me to all aspects of my future. Whether that be university or other streams of work. I was given a huge amount of responsibility which I am extremely grateful for.
My colleagues made me feel needed as opposed to wanted. That’s what I aimed for and Computacenter was able to support me in becoming an asset to my team.
I had bilateral meetings as well as developmental meetings that I really appreciated. I asked for meetings myself as well. I believe this can be improved on but nonetheless, constructive criticism is there if you really want to improve.
I was very busy but from early on you are taught, whether it be through word of mouth or just by seeing how others operate, that there is a huge work hard play hard mentality. Something that is great for anyone going into a career.
Personally, I was given huge amounts of responsibility because I took the opportunities given to me in order to prove my worth. Once my team recognised that, my opportunities were endless. You make your own experience and if you really want to do something, at Computacenter you can.
I have learned different aspects of work ethic, necessary skills and traits to use and have whilst working as well as more technical skills such as Microsoft office or bits of coding. I was really happy with the support I was given to learn new things.
It was fun but serious. We had to work hard and then once we got the work done and there was a level of satisfaction from everyone we were able to relax a bit more. Work is key, though, and that’s the right way to look at it.
This could have been better in my opinion, perhaps a more structured way for someone to work with their team. Nevertheless, personally I was able to work in the service lines that I wanted to with the support of my team and the wider organisation. Extremely happy.
I was able to do different training sessions whilst balancing work, which was hugely important and an important tip to give to any aspiring placement student. The only downside was that I was not able to do as much due to the specific account I was on. Nevertheless, I was able to fulfil some objectives.
Sports and Social Club
Personally I believe that there could be a place for me but I would really want to branch out and experience other career lines first. That being said, there are a huge range of careers to choose from at Computacenter and there is definitely space if you’re hungry and want to go for it.
I believe there was. We had a WhatsApp group and a Facebook group. It was really enjoyable speaking to the others and meeting up with them too. Having offices in London and Hatfield made socials a bit difficult sometimes but it was very good nonetheless.
London is expensive relative to other parts of the UK, however if you manage your money well you will be able to do fulfil any social activities you want to do.
In Blackfriars you’re pretty much on the city central. You can turn any corner and you wouldn’t be more than 20 meters from a bar or pub. It was great.
There were many football tournaments, community and young people network events that were great. All you’d have to do is sign up. Easy as that. Loads of possibilities to join places and you also have the time to do it as long as you plan accordingly.
Placement Year (10 Months+)
Central London and City