1. Please give an overview of your role and what this involves on a day-to-day basis:
I am a finance co-ordinator, this means that i do everything from costing materials to sell, to running general accounting tasks like bank reconcilliations.
2. Have you learnt any new skills or developed existing skills?
I am currently studying my AAT and will go on to study my CIMA or ACCA. However, i have been learning new words, acronyms and just general professional ethics around the office.
3. To what extent do you enjoy your programme?
I love my program, The people I work with are so friendly and 3M offer so many options out side of the office from football teams to climbing mountains which is awesome.
4. How valued do you feel by 3M UK?
I feel highly valued by my manager, she gives me high importance tasks as she believes i am able to complete these and has faith that my standard of work will be acceptable.
5. How well organised/structured is your programme?
My programme is well organised college days are dictated before the start of the course and our monthly meetings with our Agencies allow us to speak about anything bothering us
6a. How much support do you receive from your training provider?
I recieve a lot of support from my college they offer 24/7 contact which allows us as students to ask any questions we may have instead of having to wait for weeks.
6b. How much support do you receive from your employer?
My employer provides a huge deal of support in the workplace and out of it. My manager helps me understand new tasks and sits with me till i am confident and they are always about if i have a question.
7. How well does your salary/package meet your costs?
My salary is higher than many people in my position and it has allowed me to put away a bit extra each month and also i have now got the opotunity to go on more holidays which is a bonus
8. Are there many opportunities outside of work?
3M offer huge oppotunities outside of the work place. With football teams to rugby teams. They also offer family days with activities for kids like petting zoos to face painting.
9. Would you recommend 3M UK to a friend?
3M are a great company to work for, the relaxed atmosphere allows you to enhjoy your work life and gets the best performance from the staff who work for the firm.
10. What tips or advice would you give to others applying to 3M UK?
If you applying for 3M make sure to learn about the company before you apply this makes you stand out against other candidates as it shows you are eager for this job and will put in the hours. Also just RELAX the people interviewing you are just human beings dont PANIC.
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