Programme: Economics and Management
Year of study: Placement year
My work placement was with E.ON UK. I was placed in the company’s demand forecasting team whose objective was to produce demand forecasts for the company’s gas and electricity customers in the short, medium and long term.
A work placement proved an invaluable experience for me. I gained a great understanding about working in a big company and in an office environment. I developed my problem-solving and analytical skills, and my ability to work under pressure. I made many new contacts within the business and I also gained a better idea of my own abilities and desired career route.
I would definitely recommend a work placement to anyone. You learn what it means to work full-time and have real responsibility within an organisation. In addition, it helps your graduate employment prospects, and if you perform well, you might be able to secure a graduate role.