My placement consisted of a wide range of tasks but here are a few examples:
Reporting, reviewing the contract to add value, running projects to improve contractual agreements and enhance customer satisfaction.
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?
As I learnt more and understood the functioning of my role, I was given more customer facing responsibility.
6. To what extent did/will the skills you developed, and training you received, assist you in your degree studies and beyond?
I feel more confident completing my final year at university. The contractual and operational awareness of business that I have learnt through my placement year supports the understanding of my assignments.
Furthermore, I have more awareness of what employers are looking for and the direction I would like to drive my career in. A valuable experience, that I would recommend highly to students.
7. What was the general atmosphere in your office?
Chatty, talkative. Support given whenever needed. An atmosphere where you could never ask too many questions!
8. How well organised was the overall work placement or internship set up?
More structure could have been given. However this gave me freedom to venture out into new areas of business and departments. A good balance.
9. In terms of personal training and development, to what extent did the company or firm invest in you?
Attended multiple training courses all of great value! Incredibly well run and presented.
10. What were the perks on your work placement?
There were no perks with
this Placement Year
11. How appealing are future employment prospects within the organisation?
12. Was there a good social scene amongst any fellow placement students/colleagues?
Regular meet ups with other placement students. Some of the students shared houses together.
Regular meals out with my team.
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?