The Professional Training Placement Experience

Follow our current students through their Professional Training placements.

“Oh wait, I think I’ve fixed it” and other stories from the second half of my Year in Industry

Hello, if you’re an avid reader of this blog then you’ll remember my two previous posts – ‘Help I’ve broken it again’ and other stories from my Year In Industry so far (part 1) and (part 2). This is more of a reflective post – I’ve been working remotely, writing production code, following Agile practices, […]

How I developed professionally and personally on my placement year in Employability & Careers

Hi everyone! I’m Maria, an International Event Management student, and I’m currently on placement as an Employability Award Assistant in the Employability & Careers Team. There’s no doubt that undertaking a Professional Training Year is immensely valuable for every student. Here are the top 4 qualities that I developed so far, and that you’ll probably […]

A reflection on my placement year studying and working abroad in a pandemic

As a Languages student, the year abroad is usually the most important and enjoyable part of the degree – and my experience is no exception! I chose the 50:50 work-study option to experience both worlds, so I have lived and studied in Germany and worked for a company based in Spain, although due to COVID-19 […]

Let’s Talk About: The Value of Volunteering

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. Today, I wanted to talk a little bit about the value of voluntary work and why I believe everyone should try and experience it if they can!

A reflection on my placement within the COVID-19 Automotive Industry by Issy

My placement year has been my first experience not only within the automotive industry but also the corporate world. I have worked in a COVID-19 safe office as well as from home, therefore experiencing the buzz of the office culture but also the challenges of working from home. Working in Human Resources Working within BMW […]

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