• Skills
  • Responsibilities
  • Support & Guidance
  • Culture
  • Your Impressions


  • 1. Please give an overview of your role and what this involves on a day-to-day basis.
  • For the duration of the week my role was to attend the talks and breakouts. Engaging with speakers and my fellow students was encourages and I did so frequently. After the initial week my role was to be a proactive member of a team, assisting my teammates wherever possible and carrying out the work I was assigned.


  • 2. Have you learnt any new skills, or developed your existing skills?
  • I developed my team work skills through the group work. I also feel I became better at, and more confident, asking questions and engaging in general, such as when we had speakers. I think this was because it was so encouraged and I wanted to make a good impression.

  • How would you rate the training provided during your experience?
  • 4/5

  • How would you rate your development of industry-specific skills during the experience?
  • 3/5

  • How would you rate your development of personal / soft skills during the experience?
  • 4/5

  • Please rate how these skills have helped you in your career development
  • 4/5


  • 3. Were you given much responsibility during your placement / internship?
  • For the project I was the team leader which gave me some responsibility, but my team was very supportive and hardworking, so I don't feel I had the weight of the team on my shoulders alone.

  • Please rate how meaningful the work you were doing was
  • 5/5

    Support & Guidance

  • 4. How much support and guidance did you receive during your placement / internship?
  • Fantastic support and guidance. Brian, Kelly and Mollie were always really quick to answer questions including emails, and were always really encouraging. Also, Brian in particular acknowledges the barriers faced when beginning a career in conservation, which made me feel much better about the struggle I am having to find a job, and in that sense I felt I had some personal, as well as academic support. Guidance was provided by choice of fantastic speakers.

  • How would you rate the support and guidance from your line manager?
  • 5/5

  • How would you rate the support and guidance from the wider team?
  • 5/5


  • 5. What was the company culture and general atmosphere like?
  • Really friendly and engaging. Brain, Mollie and Kelly seem to all get on really well which immediately makes newcomers feel relaxed and ready to learn. They seem to be a cohesive team which is encouraging for pursuing a similar job.

  • How would you rate the inclusiveness of the culture?
  • 5/5

  • How would you rate the social opportunities?
  • 3/5

  • How would you rate the diversity initiatives?
  • 1/5

  • How would you rate the charity, sustainability and corporate social responsibility (CSR) initiatives?
  • 5/5

    Your Impressions

  • 6. To what extent did you enjoy your placement / internship?
  • I thoroughly enjoyed the placement to the extent I was very disappointed when it ended. The speakers were al really interesting and useful, and Mollie, Brian and Kelly were great for giving guidance and generally running the week. I found it to be well planned out with breaks for refreshment keeping engagement up. The attitudes of the Hengistbury Head team made a really cheerful and enjoyable atmosphere. I would definitely recommend this placement.

  • Please rate your level of enjoyment on your placement / internship
  • 5/5

  • Please rate how your experience met your expectations
  • 5/5

  • Please rate the future employment prospects at BCP Council
  • 3/5

  • 7. Would you recommend BCP Council to a friend?
  • Yes

  • 8. What advice would you give to others applying to BCP Council
  • Just be yourself, if you love conservation that will speak for itself and I think the Hengistbury Head would pick up on that, and see you in a favourable light because of it.

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Internship (1-4 Months)


South East

5th February 2021

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