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I really enjoyed working as a Brand Ambassador for Deloitte. It introduced me to some good contacts and gave me a valuable insight into the firm. It also enabled me to get more involved at university during big promotions, and I have met a lot of new people from that.
The job role involved mainly independent work so I did not have much time with colleagues per se. However, On-Campus Promotions were always there to help and answered any questions I had promptly and overall made me feel appreciated for the hard work I was putting in.
I was always given support and guidance when I asked. Emails were replied to within 1-2 days with answers to my queries and guidance as to how best promote etc was provided on a regular basis.
The flexibility is one of main things I really enjoyed about the job role. Some days during big promotions, I was kept busy with tasks to do. Then on other days, you having nothing to allow you to completely focus on your studies. I think on average I spent about 3-4 hours per week promoting Deloitte which obviously did not affect my studies at all.
I was given the responsibility of representing Deloitte at my university which is an invaluable opportunity. However, support was there for me every step of the way so I did not feel a burden of responsibility during the role.
It has really improved my communicative skills - I am now a lot more confident with public speaking and interacting with academics, professionals etc. Recently, I was offered a job after university and they noted that one of the things on my CV which made me stand out from the competition was this role, and so for that it is clear this was clearly a brilliant experience.
Overall, it was well organised and we were always given ample notice about upcoming events we needed to promote. Sometimes there was a bit of confusion as to when each of us would receive promotional aids such as flyers and posters in the post and although it was said to be on the way, occasionally I never received anything. However, usually it ran smoothly.
We were given a whole days training in Deloitte's London office at the beginning of the role which really helped me learn the role, the best way to promote and exactly what I was doing and when.
Working from home
After careful consideration, even though Deloitte is clearly a brilliant firm to work for, it is not the career route I have in mind for me personally so it is unlikely I will apply to work for them in the future.
I only met my fellow placement students once at the beginning of the year where we had plenty of time to get to know one another. I have a few of them on Facebook/Twitter etc but as the job is very independent I do not know them that well.
As I come here for University and it being the North - the costs are fortunately very low!
As per above, I think the Nightlife here is one of the most attractive aspects to potential/current students.
Placement Year (10 Months+)
Market Research, Marketing
9th June 2015