The students reprsented the following Companies: Affiliate Window, Ascot Wealth Management, Black and Decker, Canon UK, Enterprise Rent-a-Car, GE Renewable Energy, GMSA, Hitachi Europe, HBO, Kantar Worldpanel, Knight Frank, Lemonade, Menzies LLP, NetApp, Oracle, Pfizer, Porsche, Richard Davies ,SAP, Travelport, Toyota and World First.
It was good to hear the YIBs sharing with each other details of what they had been doing on placement to date : many were surprised at the amount of responsibility they had been given in a relatively short time. Students were working across a wide range of roles including recruitment, training and development, digital marketing, client management, wealth management , account manager, business analyst, publicity, marketing, accountancy, finance, management trainee, project management
The students also found out more about the Academic element of their Assessment. Year in Business students need to complete a 5,500 word Case study linking their work experience to the theory studied in the previous 2 years. They also need to provide 8 STAR examples based on their work during the Placement. The assessment accounts for 20% of their final year grade. Students have been allocated Year in Business Advisors and encouraged to engage with their supervisors and to be getting critique of their placement assessment.
The students chatted over tea and many produced placement video profiles which will be shared on this blog http://yibprofile.blogspot.co.uk/. Many YIBs stayed into the evening promoting the programme either by presenting at the 2nd year information evening, talking informally to 2nd years looking for placements or manning company stands at the Employer Placement Fair.