I really enjoyed my time on the placement

“I wasn’t aware of industry placements until a staff member at Blackburn College posted a bulletin highlighting the opportunities available within the sector. At the time, I was a Business with Accounting student – so the finance/administration opening at MK Illumination seemed the most appropriate for me.

“I really enjoyed my time on the placement and learnt a significant number of skills – all of which will support me in my future career. I worked in the office at MK Illumination and was responsible for a number of financial and administrative tasks, where I learnt how to use professional accounting software such as Sage. I feel I’ve become more proficient on a computer as a result. The placement led to temporary employment over the summer period, where I was able to further develop my skills before going to university.”

I’m now at Manchester Metropolitan University where I’m studying BA (Hons) Banking and Finance. As part of the degree, I will be embarking on a placement year – so the placement I did with MK Illumination was a great opportunity to understand what is expected in a professional environment and will support me going forward."

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