This study guide is an invaluable resource for any student doing a work placement as part of their degree. The text provides practical and thorough advice to help students select, prepare, and navigate through their first experience of organizational life.
Section 2: Managing Your Placement
Your placement is a fantastic opportunity to live, feel and breathe how organisations really work, so make the most of it. Aside from your university assignments (which we cover separately in Chapter 9), the three key areas to focus on in your placement are:
- Settling into your role – dealing with the day-to-day issues, and being aware of your rights and responsibilities in the workplace (Chapter 6).
- Being effective in work – your next priority is to become effective in the workplace as soon as possible, and to operate effectively in activities which you may have not had much involvement in previously. You may have already studied these, but in Chapter 7, we give you practical advice and guidance on ...