The Professional Training Placement Experience

Follow our current students through their Professional Training placements.

How my placement year has influenced my future career aspirations

While my placement was not directly law related, it has allowed me to understand that my degree equips me with the skills to excel in a wide variety of diverse professions.

Prior to my placement year, I had only ever worked part-time jobs with “0 hours contracts”. The thought of going into an office, and even having to request annual leave, intimidated me. But after spending a year working from 9-5 and still having 4.5 days of Annual Leave remaining. I have realised the 9-5 structure suits me very well.

Placement year at Surrey Students’ Union – my best bits! 

Hi everyone, this is Ivy, a Media and Communication student and now a former placement student. That’s right, I recently finished my placement as a Digital Communications Assistant at the Surrey Students’ Union! My placement year was an incredibly fun, extremely rewarding experience, and there’s a part of me that cannot believe that it’s over.   […]

My Placement year at the Mandarin Oriental Hyde Park, London so far.

Hi, I’m Hannah and I thought I would share an update on my placement year so far at the Mandarin Oriental Hyde Park, London. In February, I completed my first 6 months in the hotel, working in the Guest Experience department. This role involved personalising the guests’ journey by communicating with guests both pre arrival […]

My first six months on placement at the Students’ Union

Hi everyone, this is Ivy, a Media and Communication student currently on a placement at the Students’ Union. Today’s article is a recap of Semester 1, which is also the first six months of my placement. It’s actually hard to believe that half of my placement has passed already – time really does fly! It’s […]

My Student Engagement Placement with the Careers and Employability Team at Surrey

My name is Drew, I study law with International Relations, and I am three months into my placement year with the careers team at the University. This was the first placement I applied to; I made sure my CV and application answered the questions in the application brief allowing my application to stand out. This […]

My top tips for finding a placement

Hi! My name is Ivy, and I’m a Media and Communication student currently on a placement at the University of Surrey Students’ Union. For my first article, I will tell you more about the process of finding a placement. Your placement experience is not just about your time on placement, it’s also about the time you spend looking for a placement. Finding a placement can be overwhelming, but if you do it correctly, there’s no doubt that you will be successful. Keep on reading to find out more about what I did to secure my placement, and feel free to use these tips for your placement-searching.

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