In this blog we hear from Max Harris, final year BA (Hons) Business Management, whose placement year led to a graduate job offer.
Hello everyone, my name is Max Harris and I completed my placement from July 2013 – August 2014. I will be returning to the company I worked for after university in May this year as a Regional Account Manager and have written a short blog relating to my experience.
The Company and Role
The company I worked for provides rapidly deployable surveillance cameras, they’re the market leader and work with hundreds of Local Authorities, Police Forces and Housing Associations in the UK, as well as with major national companies such as National Grid and Network Rail.
The role I held during the term of my placement was Business Development Executive. This was a sales role, and involved working alongside two Regional Account Managers to develop business in one of the company’s two main sectors. I was given an enormous amount of responsibility almost immediately; being in charge of identifying and developing new business opportunities nationwide with the goal of securing a meeting for one of the Regional Managers to attend. (more…)