• 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.
  • In class support of children, mentoring them in Maths, English and foundation subjects. Engaging with the children at break and lunchtime, and building close relationships with them to help develop their social and emotional skills. Supporting the class teacher in any way required. Afterschool tutoring of small groups for extra support . Fridays are used as a leadership development opportunity where you receive talks from leaders and develop your skills.


  • 2. Have you learnt any new skills, or developed your existing skills?
  • Developed leadership, teamwork, problem solving, positivity, aiming high. Developed my self confidence and had great levels of responsibility, both to the children and my teammates. I felt much more competent than I ever had after the year, and realised I am capable of more than I thought, and am able to be a great leader.

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

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

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

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


  • 3. Were you given much responsibility during your placement / internship?
  • I was given a lot of responsibility, and a lot of trust was put in me by the class teacher. I was the main support for a group of low-ability children, and was expected to mentor the group everyday to assure they achieved the same level of work as the rest of their classmates. Trusted to keep on top of things to avoid overloading the class teacher with pressure, and often managing a groups children.

  • 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?
  • Great levels of support. Your impact officer is always available every day to talk and advise you through any issues. You receive observations to check how you are doing, and occasional meetings to check in on your progress. Your team around school is always supportive too to help through any issues.

  • 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?
  • It is very lively and inclusive. They encourage participation from everyone, so it is hard to just take a backseat during your experience. The City Year staff make it an exceptionally warm and friendly environment, and positivity and inclusivity is a big part of their ethos.

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

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

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

  • 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 would do this experience 10 times over. I would not have asked for better people to work with, or an experience any different. I recommend this experience to anyone I can. The skills and self confidence you develop are amazing, and you learn so much about yourself.

  • 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 City Year UK
  • 5/5

  • 7. Would you recommend City Year UK to a friend?
  • Yes

  • 8. What advice would you give to others applying to City Year UK
  • You need to be open minded and willing to engage. Come at the opportunity ready to learn and change. You will be making a difference to children, and so really need to commit yourself to the role. You need to be willing to give what you take and support others.

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Placement Year (10 Months+)

Voluntary, Education/Teaching

North West

October 2021

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