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

Placements with Careers and Placements

Hi, I’m Maxim. For the past year I have worked at the University in the Careers and Placements team. I have been responsible for various projects such as organizing employer events and creating student case studies. However, the bulk of my placement was based around my own student research project where I gathered student viewpoints, … Continue reading Placements with Careers and Placements

On placement with Nestle in York

Hi, I’m Ellie. I am studying Accounting, Business Finance and Management and spending my year in industry at Nestle Confectionery. I’m originally from Hull and I’m a member of Goodricke College. I chose to come to York as I absolutely loved the university from the first time I visited. I was unsure whether I wanted … Continue reading On placement with Nestle in York

Placement year: half way through

​It’s hard to believe I’ve reached the halfway point of my industrial placement. It feels like just yesterday I wrote my first blog, telling you how nervous and excited I was about starting! Time really does fly when you’re having fun! No week is ever the same It’s difficult to describe a week in my … Continue reading Placement year: half way through

Working as a Market Analyst at Sony

Hello, I’m Christy. I am a 3rd year BSc Business and Management student. My course is quite similar to Accounting, Business Finance and Management, and there are a lot of places where the courses overlap. This is good for me, as personally I prefer more maths-based subjects but I don’t want to study accounting. It … Continue reading Working as a Market Analyst at Sony

Working on placement in York

I’m Maxim, a student from the Management School studying BSc Marketing. When I first came to York I wasn’t sure about doing a placement, but I changed my mind after learning about all the benefits. Since I already had work experience at marketing agencies, I wanted to switch it up and explore slightly different options. … Continue reading Working on placement in York