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I couldnt have hoped for a better placement, it far exceeeded all expectations I had for it.
As I was supporting and helping many of my colleagues I felt respected and part of the team quite soon into the placement.
Working as a close team, i was in constant communication with my overseer, and never felt out of my depth.
Mostly it was fine but there were the odd days where there was too much work to be done or some where the flow of work wasnt as constant, this is to be expected with the random amount of help requests that come to the helpdesk on a daily basis
Being an administrator on the network carried with it huge responsabilities, but was required to accomplish the tasks asked of me.
my proffessional skills, communication skills and problem solving skills increased tenfold and I am incredibly grateful that I managed to get on this placement.
fantastic, we worked hard but also played hard.
the first week could have been better, but once things started properly it went very well. i must also add that it was made sure that the next students had a better start to their placement.
i was tought how to use many software programs, along with general knoweledge i picked up along the way. i was also trained on switches, patch panels, and phone systems.
Sports and Social Club
given how good the placement year was, the prospect of future emplyment with Lubrizol is deffinately appealing.
we organised a facebook group, sent many emails to each other and met up outside of work on several occasions.
living in derby was quite good, with many shops and clubs just rounf the corner form the house
not as good as sheffield, but there was always places to go.
sport and social club helped with this, a gym was quite near.
Placement Year (10 Months+)
24th August 2009