Implementing knowledge into real world scenarios.

Ben, an Accounting and Finance undergraduate, has just spent a year working in Media: “I spent my amazing placement year working in the financial division at CNN International based in London. I was given the rare opportunity to view how a global company, with a reach of almost 2 billion people and covering more than 200 countries around the world, operates in such turbulent financial … Continue reading Implementing knowledge into real world scenarios.

My placement year working for a start-up: juggling various roles

Claudia is a Business and Management undergraduate, who has just completed her year-long placement: “The purpose of my placement year was to gain professional experience to support my degree, learn more about my abilities, and find a preferred role and industry. In February 2016, I accepted a role at Kindred RM, a start-up offering a SaaS based extension to the publishers of existing websites to … Continue reading My placement year working for a start-up: juggling various roles

Mind the GAAP

Zahra, a BA Accounting and Management Placement Student reflects on her year at Haslers Chartered Accounts: “As a placement student in a mid tier accountancy firm, no one day is the same. Some days you can be indulged in tasks in the office that increase your understanding of the firm’s internal procedures or at client’s site learning about their procedures adopting the role of auditors. Six months … Continue reading Mind the GAAP

Quality Over Quantity

Daniel, who is about to return to his BA Business and Management degree following his placement year, offers some advice to those about to start their placement job search:  “Only with hindsight can I say how important it is not to rush placement applications. In the Autumn term of my second year, I had sent out around fifteen and progressed with none. I couldn’t understand … Continue reading Quality Over Quantity

Life as a PR & Comms Assistant in the Beauty Industry

Charlotte, BA Business & Management,  looks back on her placement year: “In July 2016 I started at the Quantum Beauty Company (QBC) for a year placement as PR & Communications Assistant. QBC is a brand house that creates, markets and sells cosmetic products in the beauty and grooming industry. I obtained masses of life experience over the course of the year and saw first hand … Continue reading Life as a PR & Comms Assistant in the Beauty Industry

Quick fixes in the rapid society – succeeding in the instant-gratification world

As he comes to the end of his placement year, James, who is studying BA Business and Management, reflects of a couple of key learning points. “It’s claimed that the current attention span of a human being is roughly eight seconds – if we consider that an average human being reads at around 200 words a minute, you’ve probably already decided whether this article holds … Continue reading Quick fixes in the rapid society – succeeding in the instant-gratification world

10 more answers to tough interview questions

I’ve contributed to the recent Management Today article explaining how to answer tough interview questions.  10 examples were used in the article, but I provided them with 20 so they could choose which to publish.  Here are the other 10: ‘How do you cope with repetition?’ – Product Specialist, Automotive All work is repetitive, so what is it that is repetitive in this job?  If … Continue reading 10 more answers to tough interview questions

The Importance of Coffee at Work

Alexandra, an Accounting and Management undergraduate who has been working for Travelport during her placement year, considers a particularly important part of the work routine: “I am a keen coffee drinker. Both the taste and the ability to wake you up. But over placement I realized that there are other perks from a single cup of coffee: Punctuality Although it may seem obvious, it is … Continue reading The Importance of Coffee at Work

Learning from your managers (v. mild GOT S7 Ep1 spoiler)

Art’s job is to shed light on our world, and so it was when Sansa told Jon that she’s learnt a lot from Cersei.  I should explain if you don’t watch Game of Thrones – Cersei is a Queen, but not a nice one.  She treats many people badly – murder & torture badly – and Sansa didn’t get off lightly.  So it’s quite shocking … Continue reading Learning from your managers (v. mild GOT S7 Ep1 spoiler)