"An amazing year gone with a blink of an eye! My Sandwich Year is completed, and I have been offered part-time job opportunity by the company."
Placements should be treated like jobs, perhaps even more important! They allow you to form networks, help you grow both professionally and personally and experience things that you wouldn’t be able to when studying at university. Placements are so much more than just something to put on your CV, they allow you to find your working style and develop people skills – something I think I will bring into my final year.
I currently love my placement year and that is why I think it is so important for anyone who is given the option of a placement year to grab the opportunity with both hands. Three years ago, I set myself the goal of doing a year in industry at the beginning of university. I am proud to say I have completed my placement. I have achieved what I set out to – increasing my confidence and gaining experience within a organisation. However, the whole experience has been so much more than I expected. It gave me the ability to enjoy some extras, such as the technology I couldn’t afford as a student, and a few holidays within the year. Doing a year in industry has been the highlight of my time at university so far, and I would wholeheartedly recommend it to anyone.