My role is very varied and I do everything from briefing which hotels we want to feature for future seasons, setting up a season, pricing a season, deciding which brochures hotels will feature in, and signing off brochure pages and price panels.
Daily tasks include ensuring systems are up to date, checking sales for your resort and answering queries from agents.
1. To what extent did you enjoy your work placement or internship?
I really enjoy the variety of the role, the company and the people really make the job what it is.
2. To what extent did you feel valued by your colleagues?
My opinions and ideas were always taken into account and I was always asked to share my thoughts on key decisions.
3. To what extent were you given support and guidance by management/your supervisor(s)?
I have ongoing support all year and managers are always there to answer any questions. I have had lots of responsibility but at the same time guidance was always available.
4. How busy were you on a daily basis?
The workload can be quite hectic at times but with good planning, help from the team and putting in extra effort you can get the work done.
5. How much responsibility were you given during your placement?
I was given the responsibility of pricing my resorts with a little help from my manager by the second round of pricing. I was also given the responsibility to sign of brochure pages.
6. To what extent did/will the skills you developed, and training you received, assist you in your degree studies and beyond?
The skills i have developed this year will help me back at uni and in future roles. I have also been on training courses throughout the year to develop IT skills, time management, and assertiveness, all which will help me in the future.
7. What was the general atmosphere in your office?
There is a nice vibe around the office, everyone is so friendly and helpful. There is a good social atmosphere aswell which means we go on lots of nights out.
8. How well organised was the overall work placement or internship set up?
The placement is very well organsed from the 3 week induction, to ongoing training and development, educational trips and social events.
9. In terms of personal training and development, to what extent did the company or firm invest in you?
The company has invested alot of time and effort in all the students. We have been on work trips, work related courses and development courses.
10. What were the perks on your work placement?
Staff Sales/Staff Shop
11. How appealing are future employment prospects within the organisation?
The new graduate scheme looks very appealing and I will be applying for this. We haven't been told if there will be jobs available for us next year.
12. Was there a good social scene amongst any fellow placement students/colleagues?
We all got on really well and being only 10 students it was the perfect number to get to know everyone. Wemade sure we went to lunch together quite regularly so we could catch up with how everyone was doing.
13. What was the cost of living and socialising in the area you worked in?
It's a lot cheaper to live in Luton rather than surrounding towns such as St.Albans or even London. As Luton is a student town the clubs are bars are always offering student deals.
14. What was the Nightlife like in the area you worked?
Not bad..although other towns like St. Albans, Northampton or London are only a short train away.
15. Were there many opportunities to get involved in activities outside of work?
There was often social events going on, quizzes and football matches for the boys.