Prioritise your interests and what is going to develop you as an individual!
Name: Chris Moring
Course: BSc Business and Management
Placement Position: Business Development Placement
Location: RM Mortgage Solutions, Birmingham, UK
My placement at a small mortgage broking company started 4 weeks ago and I am really enjoying it. There is a great element of responsibility combined with learning and development. I feel valued and get along really well with my colleagues.
What I have been doing so far is working on the social media and posts for the company website. I have also been calling solicitors and lenders regarding a large array of situations such as finding out about the status of a mortgage being processed, finding out the cause of a problem which is delaying a mortgage or an insurance policy from completing and learning about who does what at each stage of a mortgage or insurance application. I have recently been sitting in on meetings with clients and lenders and learning about different financial products and how the mortgage application process all works.
When looking for a placement, prioritise your interests and what is going to develop you as an individual, as choosing the right placement will be beneficial to you and may even lead to a potential career.
A placement is ‘only’ a year but it is important that you try and get something that you see a future doing. If you are fortunate enough to get a placement doing something you are interested in then you will learn far more about a potential future profession and you will have a base of knowledge for when you graduate.
This was just an update on what is going on with me and some food for thought for any second years reading this applying for placements.