1. Please give an overview of your role and what this involves on a day-to-day basis:
My role involved carrying out the day to day general administration to support a variety of department within the company. My role was varied and I was given the opportunity to participate and support lots of different activities to gain the most i could out of the experience there. I assisted with typing up notes, and minutes, printing work for the team and doing some financial activities.
2. Have you learnt any new skills or developed existing skills?
I learnt lots of new skills during this job. I learnt about how to effectively do minutes for a meeting and then afterwards how to write up the notes. I learnt about time management skills and how to prioritise tasks depending on urgency. I learnt how to work with others when I had tasks with other people.
3. To what extent do you enjoy your programme?
I really enjoyed the programme for lots of reasons. All my colleagues were thoughtful, caring and considerate. They supported me with what I was doing and were respectful when offering me advice and support. I enjoyed the programme so much because there was so much variety so I would never get bored and got to experience so many different things.
4. How well organised/structured is your programme?
The programme was really well organised and i had continued support the whole time through. i was able to prepare all the way through because i knew what was coming up. My colleagues were also aware of my timetable so they were able to support me and give me the necessary time to carry out my work.
5. How much support do you receive from your employer?
I received a huge amount of support from my employer. The company made sure that the whole team was aware of my course which meant all of my colleagues were able to offer me advice and support when needed. They were calm and considerate and helped me make decisions. They were very supportive.
6. How much support do you receive from your training provider when working towards your qualifications?
I received a good deal of support from the training provider who gave me all the information I needed to successfully fulfil my role and carry out the course. They were in regular contact with me so that i never felt alone and offered me extra help as and when needed.
7. How well do you feel that your qualification (through your training provider) helps you to perform better in your role?
The qualification played an integral role in allowing me to perform successfully in my role within the business. Without the qualification I would have struggled to do some of the tasks but as I was learning on the job with the qualification, this made each new task achievable as I learnt as we went along.
8. Are there extra-curricular activities to get involved in at your work? (For example, any social activities, sports teams, or even professional networking events.)
There were a variety of extra curricular activities available and tall my colleagues were a really friendly group of people which meant it was easy for me to participate if i had wanted. The employees all came from a variety of background and this meant they all had different interests which meant i could take part in lots of different things.
9a. Would you recommend Aviva to a friend?
I would recommend them because they were supportive and helpful throughout. They all worked with me to improve on my current abilities and skills and were very pleasant. I felt appreciated for the time and work I put in and I learnt so much that it was an invaluable opportunity.
10. What tips or advice would you give to others applying to Aviva?
If i was to give someone else advice for applying for a similar opportunity to me, I would suggest making sure you explain two key points. The first point you should explain is why the role available would mean so much to in terms of growing yourself, and you and second key point is to say why you would benefit the role.
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