The Professional Training Placement Experience

Follow our current students through their Professional Training placements.

My First 3 Months as a Marketer for LT Harper

Hey, guys! My name is Laura, I’m an English Literature with Creative Writing student currently on placement as a Digital and Social Marketer for LT Harper, Cybersecurity Recruitment. 3 months later, I thought I’d share a bit about how fantastic my placement has been for me so far, for those of you who are unsure […]

A Scientifically Computed NHS

Learning by doing Before starting my placement whenever I wished to learn a new programming language my first instinct would be to attempt completing some sort of online course; however, this would typically become a tedious practice. Whereas, whilst working for the NHS I attempted to learn by “doing” and figured out that this is […]

The Key to Working at NHS – A Scientific Computing Placement

First, let me introduce myself, my name is Afonso. I am originally from Lisbon, Portugal having lived there for 18 years, and later on, moving to Guildford to start my bachelor’s in Computer Science with the University of Surrey. I am currently employed by the NHS in the Department of Oncology and Medical Physics, located […]

Starting my placement with DEFRA

I had always envisioned that the start of my placement would consist of a tour of the office, loads of shaking hands and coffee catch-ups as well as setting up my own desk, laptop etc. However, with COVID-19, Bear Grylls’ meme ‘Improvise. Adapt. Overcome.’ has become the motto for every workplace across the country and I therefore had to content myself with a lot of online meetings and enjoying those cups of coffee from my home desk.

How I adapted into working from home on my placement

My placement role at the University of Surrey’s Employer Engagement & Events team Part of my role is working with my team to host and run different careers events such as Careers Fairs and skills sessions on campus. I also give administrative support to my team including monitoring phone enquiries and the inbox; coordination of […]

Reflecting on my Placement Year at Warner Bros.

This is my second post and, due to the pandemic, many students on placement are now working from home. I therefore wanted to reflect on this past year, the skills I have gained, and the benefits and challenges of working from home during the pandemic. The Highlights of My Placement Year I have coordinated film […]

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