Aoife, an Accounting and Finance undergraduate, considers her year in industry: “I did not really know what to expect when I started my placement. I had not worked in an office environment before and even after reading about the role, it is hard to know what to expect when you have never worked in finance. Being the first student in the role meant my job … Continue reading A well-rounded experience
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.
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
Jay, a BA Business and Management student, looks back on his placement year: “On my placement, I spent a year working for ‘Mitsubishi Motors in the UK’ as a Sales Analyst & Planner. I really enjoyed my year as it allowed me to gain freedom from the normal academic structure and produce work towards a collaborative goal. I appreciated the level of responsibility I was … Continue reading The Colt Car Company
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
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
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
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
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
Danya, a Business and Management undergraduate, reflects of her placement: “Finding a placement is an extremely daunting process, I had many interviews and not much luck to begin with, but I found that patience and perseverance is key. Don’t sit around and expect something to fall into your lap, be pro-active – follow up on interviews and ask for feedback from employers in order to … Continue reading Don’t give up – it’s worth it.