“I would recommend every student to take a placement year. I've gained a lot of experience in the field and have made some really valuable contacts for my future career”
– Ignacio Garcia
I was always fascinated by the Marketing world and I decided that a marketing career is the right thing for me.
I'm currently on placement as a Marketing Executive at Corus Group in South Wales. My role is to lead marketing campaigns of certain products and launch new products onto the market.
Plenty of freedom
My managers give me plenty of freedom - I set my own deadlines and decide which tasks have higher priority and which ones don't. I have plenty of different tasks and I've produced brochures, newsletters, adverts for magazines, and even a video advert to be shown in some Expo events around Europe.
I'm currently planning a 4-day marketing event in Poland where we will be launching one of our products. We'll spend some time there meeting potential customers and learning from the Polish market.
The benefits of a placement
I would recommend every student to take a placement year. I've gained a lot of experience in the field and have made some really valuable contacts for my future career.
I've had a very enjoyable experience at Derby so far. It's a very relaxed university, with friendly staff that are always ready to give students a hand. All the University facilities are user-friendly and modern and Derby has all the qualities of a fresh university that is constantly looking for innovation. I will definitely recommend it to everyone.