1. Please give an overview of your role and what this involves on a day-to-day basis:
My role involved assisting in technical projects, lots of cable management, labelling. Daily interacted with the other memebers of staff and the visiting clients. I was involved in projects which were for use for broadcast and live music industries
2. Have you learnt any new skills or developed existing skills?
I have learnt a wide range of technical, practical and theoretical experiences. Didn't have any external or internal training but learn't a ton of personal and professional skills
3. To what extent do you enjoy your programme?
I enjoyed every aspect of my time working. Working in a close, small team who deal with a wide range of clients. There was a great company culture which I felt I fitted into well and it met my expectations
4. How valued do you feel by fac365?
I felt valued by everyone I worked with. I got recognition from within the company. I also got recognition from outside the company both with clients to the company and the wider community
5. How well organised/structured is your programme?
There was some structure and organisation. The structure which was set up was very different to the task delegation that I received. This was expected as to the nature of the industry
6a. How much support do you receive from your training provider?
I received training from my uni tutor before and after my placement. I also received training from my advisor. I received guidance with problems that I had to overcome, for example communication issues
6b. How much support do you receive from your employer?
I also received training from my advisor. I received support with technical problems that I had to overcome, for example problems I was having with uni work and how it related to the job
7. How well does your salary/package meet your costs?
I was aware that the cost to get to and from my placement would be covered comfortably within my weekly living allowance and so my costs were met. Lunch was provided so this saved me some money.
8. Are there many opportunities outside of work?
None directly that I am aware of
9. Would you recommend fac365 to a friend?
They were a great company to work with and work placements can be a great stepping platform in getting work and future employment. The people you get to work with and meet will teach you some of the greatest lessons
10. What tips or advice would you give to others applying to fac365?
Don't rush the application process, interviews can be scary but don't fear them and be yourself. It is better to be yourself and make an odd mistake then fake someone you are not as you'll be found out in the end. Take every opportunity you can
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