The Professional Training Placement Experience

Follow our current students through their Professional Training placements.

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 […]


A Placement at Disney in the Face of Change

I thought taking a break from student life and entering the world of work for the first time was going to be a big enough change, but The Walt Disney Company had other plans in mind. I’m Janhvi, an International Business Management student, and I’m going to discuss my placement experience at the House of […]


Lockdown: How My Placement is Affected

What are the benefits of finishing my placement at home? Hi, my name is Neelam and I am a Physics with Astronomy student. I have been working at the Science and Technology Facilities Council near Didcot for the last 9 months while completing my placement year. My role involves writing and creating online learning materials […]


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