The project aimed to provide work experience in business administration for students who want to take up various roles in the business sector. The students took up a work-experience in a variety of companies in Plymouth across a range of sectors.
Placements were matched to the particular needs of each student and his/her area of interest. The project also aimed to help the students improve their English, build confidence and gain new cultural and social experiences.
Laura undertook her 3 week work placement at a company which assesses and updates the training needs of employees in the social care sector. Her main role was to create an overview of all current qualifications and renewal dates for staff using the Microsoft office package. She also had to inform local lawyers about new social care guidelines by email. The work demanded a high level of accuracy.
Jessica undertook her 3 week work placement at an independently owned estate agency in Plymouth. She worked with the Lettings, Sales and Management team and her role included visiting letting properties to check health and safety regulations, updating the property management data system and using email and telephone calls to make appointments for customers to view properties.