1. Please give an overview of your role and what this involves on a day-to-day basis:
On a day to day basis my role involves: Liaising with new starters to arrange a start date, filing all of their paperwork, collating references in order to complete security checks, organising of the induction, helping out with the graduate recruitment and the arranging of assessment centers.
2. Have you learnt any new skills or developed existing skills?
I am currently studying my Level 3 CIPD qualification. I have also attended a training session on recruitment and interviewing.
3. To what extent do you enjoy your programme?
I am really enjoying my time at Roke. I have gained lots of experience in my role and had fun whilst doing so. My colleagues are really supportive and always help me if needed.
4. How well organised/structured is your programme?
I think my programme is structured. However, my qualification is done online so its sometimes hard to focus on that when I have work to do in the office.
5. How much support do you receive from your employer?
I gain support from my Manager and the colleagues in my office a lot and they are always there to help if I need.
6. How much support do you receive from your training provider when working towards your qualifications?
My training providers have been good recently. There were some issues at the start of my programme but they have been really helpful.
7. How well do you feel that your qualification (through your training provider) helps you to perform better in your role?
I think its really helping as I feel like I can get a lot more involved with team meetings as I have a bit more HR and Recruitment knowledge now I have studied.
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.)
I helped out with "child to work day" last August which was really fun. I am keen to get involved with that again.
9a. Would you recommend Roke to a friend?
The culture of Roke is amazing, the people are friendly, there are lots of things to get involved in.
10. What tips or advice would you give to others applying to Roke?
Remain positive, be yourself. If you do anything in your spare time relating to the job, make sure to mention it in your CV and interview!