The word enjoy is quite a tricky one, i've definitely enjoyed what i've learnt on this placement but i'm not sure I could ever enjoy working in an office everyday.
You are given a great deal of responsibility from the offset, every one is very supportive and helpful. They all understand the work you're doing, and if they don't, you have to make sure pretty quickly that they will.
My manager has been brilliant, I had a very good team to work with and they've all really helped my personal developement.
You are always busy, if there's ever a moment when you think you can sit back and take a breather another piece of work will come flying in. This isn't a job for the feint hearted.
From the moment I walked through the door I was given a great deal of responsibility, within the first two weeks I was handed a 6 month project to run myself. I know other interns within Cooper have gone and asked for more responsibility and all of their managers have gave it to them.
A lot of people will come away from placement years and talk about all their quantifiable skills, which I have picked up in abundance. However, for me it's the stuff you can't put down on a piece of paper; my ability to judge people and find the best way of working with them, how to please my superiors, and how to get collegues working for me not against me.
In my particular office the atmosphere wasn't great, as orignially we had no windows. We've moved offices now and the atmosphere is much better.
The Cooper Placement scheme is definitely one of the best, I have many friends on different placements and none of theirs compares with the organisations of Cooper's.
There's various training courses over the year which you spend with all the other interns, while locally on site my manager was very keen to get me spending time in all areas of the business, be it internal or external.
Above 25 days holiday
Although the graduate scheme is a very appealing opportunity, unfortunately the job roles available aren't suited to the career path I want to take.
There were around 15 or so interns dotted about the UK throughout the year, but everytime we'd meet up for training or an event we always made the most of our time together.
Placement Year (10 Months+)
Advertising, Marketing, Public Relations, Sales
Yorkshire and Humberside
4th July 2012
£14,000 - £15,999