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  • The Role
  • The Company
  • The Culture

Role Description

My role involves a number of different aspects and is very varied. I do everything involved in setting up a season ready to be sold and traded from pricing, briefing which hotels we want to which hotels go in the brochure and which brochures they go in.

    The Role

  • 1. To what extent did you enjoy your work placement or internship?
  • 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.


  • 2. To what extent did you feel valued by your colleagues?
  • I feel that they value my opinions and take them on board in their decisions.


  • 3. To what extent were you given support and guidance by management/your supervisor(s)?
  • 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.


  • 4. How busy were you on a daily basis?
  • 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.


  • 5. How much responsibility were you given during your placement?
  • 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.


  • 6. To what extent did/will the skills you developed, and training you received, assist you in your degree studies and beyond?
  • 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 Company

  • 7. What was the general atmosphere in your office?
  • 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.


  • 8. How well organised was the overall work placement or internship set up?
  • The placement is very well set up from our 3 week induction to continuing your development throughout the year.


  • 9. In terms of personal training and development, to what extent did the company or firm invest in you?
  • 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.


  • 10. What were the perks on your work placement?
  • Subsidised Canteen

    Subsidised/Company Gym

    International Travel

    Company Parties/Events

    Staff Sales/Staff Shop


  • 11. How appealing are future employment prospects within the organisation?
  • I would really like to come back and work here in the future, perhaps by applying for the new graduate scheme.


    The Culture

  • 12. Was there a good social scene amongst any fellow placement students/colleagues?
  • 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.


  • 13. What was the cost of living and socialising in the area you worked in?
  • 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.


  • 14. What was the Nightlife like in the area you worked?
  • 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.


  • 15. Were there many opportunities to get involved in activities outside of work?
  • Out of work activities were organised on a regular basis throughout our department mainly for the younger members of the department.


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Placement Year (10 Months+)

21st April 2010

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