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At times deadlines can be very tight but overall it is really good and you are given a real job to do and real responsibilities.
I feel that they value my opinions and take them on board in their decisions.
I was given a lot of support in relation to learning the new systems but not so much that it felt like I wasn't making my own decisions.
At times I am a bit too busy, but as long as I plan ahead I can fit all the tasks I have to do in.
I was given the responsibility of the brochure entirely and I was allowed to price independently after a few times being guided however I still went through the pricing decisions with manager but they also do this with their manager.
Whilst on my placement I have recevied a number of training courses, all of which will be continue to be benificial here but also in the future, when I go back to uni and in my future career.
The office is very young and there is a big emphasis on socialising outside of work. Also as a travel company the opportunity to go on work related trips also helps.
The placement is very well set up from our 3 week induction to continuing your development throughout the year.
The company invested a lot in my personal training and development allowing me to go to a nubmer of workshops to help develop skills to use in my day to day role and to take away for the future.
Staff Sales/Staff Shop
I would really like to come back and work here in the future, perhaps by applying for the new graduate scheme.
As a group of 10 we got on really well and it was a really good number as we all knew each other really well. As I and 4 other placements live together it means everyone always has somewhere to stay for nights out. We often go on nights out as a placement group and have done loads of things together.
Living was a lot cheaper in Luton than it would be in London but the wage I recevied obviously reflected this. For those that lived at home they have all been able to save, where as I haven't although I have still been able to do everything I want.
Nightlife in Luton is ok but there isn't much choice. However it is only a short train ride to other places such as St. Albans and London.
Out of work activities were organised on a regular basis throughout our department mainly for the younger members of the department.
Placement Year (10 Months+)
21st April 2010