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Clock's a great place to both work in a friendly atmosphere and train your skills in the midst of highly skilled peers. Great fun all round, it was a true pleasure to work there! My overall opinion? You wouldn't regret joining Clock for your placement. Be prepared to work! But most importantly, be prepared to excel in your skills.
Everybody's opinions are equal. Obviously, within reason ;-) But considering the role as a placement student, I often had as much input into and responsibility of major projects during the course of the year. On a personal level, getting stuck in with everybody leads only one direction- becoming a part of the family.
From past placements to directors, HR to lead developers, there was always a helping hand on cue where needed. Guidance provided ranged from inter-team discussions & debates right through to visiting industry events for further information.
Every day was an adventure. And often a busy one! Don't get me wrong- there was never 'too' much. When project work was temporarily at a stand-still, internal projects took over, and it's a goal of the seniors to get you work- if in doubt... ask!
Often at times it can feel like you've been left to fend for yourself. This isn't the case at Clock. Responsibility comes with experience, experience comes with time, and the whole package comes with support from your team and the seniors around you. If you ask for more, granted you've been working hard, you'll be given more!
Words can't explain the life skills gained in Clock. With such a diverse and exciting atmosphere, it really shows how great a company Clock is. Speaking of technology, Clock is near-cutting-edge, with a peer dynamic of supporting each other to excel. With some of the finest skillsets around, Clock aims to give you the training- and rather than it going to waste- utilise it every step of the way.
A vibrant atmosphere, with a sense of living-on-the-edge thrown in for good measure!
Personally I didn't notice any flaws in the placement itself!
This is a tricky one as I came in with a fair amount of pre-existing experience... But the team are always on-hand to help you out where stuck. If you're looking for further development in a particular area outside your placement, there is always a conversation to be had, whether that's with Marketing or Accounts; if you're looking to develop your placement-related skills Clock will give you one-to-one basic training, and get you fired up to self-teach the rest (obviously, they're always there to answer any questions!)
Sports and Social Club
Staff Sales/Staff Shop
Above 25 days holiday
Working from home
Healthcare from home
If working for a small, cutting-edge but fun business which exudes youthful, feel-at-home feelings, you're in luck! Work hard throughout your placement, listen to advice, soak up information and skills from those around you and Clock will probably offer you a job!
Due to Clock's youthful nature, the social life was great. Sadly a few left to set up their own businesses (fired up by working at Clock I guess!), but I'm sure it would only take a 'night out anybody?' to get people off their feet. (Also, the Christmas party is pretty. darn. good.)
Depending on where you live (Hint: Apsley's the nicest area!) it can be fairly expensive; but when you've got a salary (even small!) you'll find ends meet fairly easily! Just don't go out, every night?
London's on your doorstep. And granted, you'd probably have to get the last train home, it's still a great night out! (Buddy up with somebody and sleep on their couch!)
Lunch-time frisbee (don't rule it out until you've tried it!) and evening events in central London are the highlights of this. If you want to start a new activity / regular event, people are always willing to jump on board; so don't hesitate!
Placement Year (10 Months+)
3rd October 2014