My name is Sophie, and I am studying Human Resource Management as my degree. I am currently on a 1 year placement from De Montfort University. I am working within the manufacturing environment for a company called WHS Plastics. I am really enjoying my time on placement and really don’t want it to end! I have been involved in so many different areas of HR such as interviewing, statistical analysis, disciplinary’s and much more. This opportunity has given me a real feel for what it is like in the real world of work and I would definitely recommend it to anyone who is thinking about applying for a placement. It will be so beneficial for you in the long run!
WHS Plastics is an amazing company to work for and the job I’m doing fits my personality well. It has that aspect of variety, where you know that each day will be different and that you could be faced with a difficult task at any time, which I love. For me this was perfect, as I am still unsure as to whether I want to specialise in a certain area of HR or do a bit or everything; similar to what I am doing now.
I’ll admit the whole process of finding a placement was hard going at times, and I felt like giving up more than once, but you have to keep going! There is definitely a placement out there for you, you just have to keep applying! At the end of the day it is all good experience.