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Loved it. Great people and working environment, and I got to work on some genuinely interesting projects.
After showing that I had the skills and abilities to help people with their tasks, they had no problem coming straight to me with work.
The support from my line managers was fantastic. For the most part I was trusted to get on with work but had no issues with asking for help or support when faced with something I had not done before.
I never felt like there was nothing to do, and it was easy to go and ask people for work when my projects were at a stage that didn't require much design input.
Was allowed the freedom to 'get on with work' and deliver tasks with only the necessary input from my superiors. At no point did it feel like 'step by step' instructions were being handed to me to complete tasks like some other placements.
I learned so much, there's just too much to list here.
Lovely offices. Lots of great people.
Very well structured first few months to account for training etc. It 'just worked' for the rest of the year :)
Participated in some great workshops and activities that I wasn't necessarily required for, but because they were seen as a great opportunity as a designer, and a learning experience for my personal development, I was allowed to attend.
Staff Sales/Staff Shop
Working from home
If a position was available, I would not think twice about applying!
Lots of students on site. Had some great nights out with some of our other colleagues. Plenty of other social activities such as 5-a-side football on Wednesday evening, mountain biking after work on Tuesday.
Leeds is great for students. I lived in Headingley which is pretty much student central, so lots of good quality but reasonably priced accommodation.
Leeds is great for nightlife, from a quiet restaurant meal to a full on club night. Headingley sports some great bars for student night life. Most importantly for me was the live music scene - I went to some amazing gigs during my time in Leeds.
Lots of opportunities such as social sports, sponsored charity events etc.
Placement Year (10 Months+)
5th December 2010