My finance placement at The Walt Disney Company

Hi, I’m Matt, an Economics and Finance student here at York. I’m currently doing a Placement Year working as a Finance Intern at The Walt Disney Company. Why did you decide to do a placement? When looking at uni courses I decided I wanted to do some sort of internship or placement year. I also … Continue reading My finance placement at The Walt Disney Company

On placement with the Department of Physics

Hi, I’m Finn, a Natural Sciences student. I’m currently doing a placement as a Medical Microwave Imaging Research Technician & Project Coordinator in the Department of Physics here at York. Why did you decide to do a placement? I decided to undertake a placement year for two key reasons. The first was to gain the … Continue reading On placement with the Department of Physics

My finance placement at Amazon

Hi, I’m Francesca, an Economics student here at York. I’m currently doing a Placement Year working as a Finance Intern at Amazon. What is your role? I work in the Finance organisation within a team called B2B (Business to Business) Finance Operations, supporting the Advertising channel.  At a very high level, my role involves ensuring … Continue reading My finance placement at Amazon

My placement in advanced technologies at Merck

Hi, I’m Megan, a Natural Sciences (specialising in Nanoscience) student here at York. I’m currently doing a Placement Year working in the Performance Materials part of Merck Group. I’m a research and development intern in display solutions, within the liquid crystal and reactive mesogens group. Why did you decide to do a placement? I wasn’t … Continue reading My placement in advanced technologies at Merck

Working at Ernst & Young for a year

Hi, I’m Chris, an Economics student here at York. I’m currently doing a Placement Year working as an Assurance Associate at Ernst & Young. Why did you decide to do a placement? I chose to do an internship to find out what I enjoyed in respect to work. Also hoping to improve my career prospects, … Continue reading Working at Ernst & Young for a year

Placement tips

If you want to secure a graduate job at a top company, a placement can help you stand out. My placement was at Unilever, which is a large multinational ‘Fast Moving Consumer Goods’ (FMCG) corporation. It owns brands such as Magnum, Lynx, Ben & Jerry’s and Simple. I had two 6 month roles: one as … Continue reading Placement tips

Learning to lead a successful team

I’m Laura, and I’m spending my Third Year on a general management placement at Aldi. It’s a twelve-month placement, split into two main areas; store time and head office. Working in store gives you the opportunity to learn how to lead and manage a successful team. In head office you develop your understanding of key … Continue reading Learning to lead a successful team

Pre-University Nerves

Pre-university nerves – something that we are all told is completely normal and everyone will experience. Whilst I was looking forward to starting university last year, the sense of not-knowing was still very much there – whether that be not knowing the people, the place or the day-to-day life of a university student. Nerves are … Continue reading Pre-University Nerves

My tech management consultancy placement

Hi, I’m Sarah and I have been working at Reply since July 2018. Reply is a tech management consultancy that focuses on Digital Transformation. Reply is made up of a network of smaller companies that specialise in different areas. My role is to do the graduate recruitment for the companies in the UK. I have … Continue reading My tech management consultancy placement

My experience of coming to York as a visiting student

Hi, my name is Laura, and I grew up in a small farming community in the Eastern Cape of South Africa. I completed my first and second year at the nearby university. During this time, I frequently deliberated the prospect of going to England on exchange in my third year. To cut a long story … Continue reading My experience of coming to York as a visiting student