• 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.
  • My role was a Volunteer Mentor at a primary school in North Manchester. I worked with children who came from less advantaged backgrounds to provide academic and emotional support, through supporting in class and holding intervention groups and after school clubs. I acted as a role model for the children.


  • 2. Have you learnt any new skills, or developed your existing skills?
  • I have learnt so many skills - I wanted to develop my initiative and I have done exactly that. I can confidently say I work in a more professional manner, and I have more confidence in my extensive skillset. I feel more organised and self-motivated coming out of this placement year, and I'm much more confident in speaking publicly.

  • 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?
  • The school I worked in gave me full responsibility for those I worked with, and trusted me from the beginning. This allowed me to really develop my initiative and take control of my own lesson planning, giving me a real sense of freedom.

  • 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?
  • I received so much support - we were always able to talk to the team about anything, and my Impact Officer was second to none.

  • 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?
  • The company culture was so friendly - I felt at home straight away and have come away with amazing friends and contacts. I can still count on City Year for anything even post-placement.

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

  • How would you rate the social opportunities?
  • 4/5

  • How would you rate the diversity initiatives?
  • 4/5

  • 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 absolutely loved every minute of it. It gave me exactly what I was looking for, a chance to develop personally and professionally. I felt so valued within City Year and the school I worked in, and I had so much fun with the team I was working with every day, not to mention my time with the children.

  • 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
  • 4/5

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

  • 8. What advice would you give to others applying to City Year UK
  • Take advantage of every opportunity

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Placement Year (10 Months+)


North West

October 2021

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