From time to time, when the right candidate shows up on shore, we too take on a role of a host company. Almond takes great pride in providing a good quality work placements for our Erasmus+ students. We usually take on those who have passion for marketing, international relations, are keen to improve their administration skills and improve their business English. We’d like to think we provide our interns with many interesting opportunities to learn and progress on a professional level. We are not going to lie, we always grow fond of our students and it is very hard to see them go at the end of their Erasmus+ experience. After all, they were part of Almond’s family and valued team members who contributed to our business’s growth.
This month we sadly had to say goodbye to Monika, our wonderful work experience student from Slovakia. She arrived in Plymouth at the beginning of the summer for a 12 week work placement in business marketing and HR. Monika worked very hard on organising our databases and was also in charge of a large scale project involving our work placement providers. In the beginning of her placement she was responsible for fulfilling simple tasks which would allow her to get to know our company a little better. After this initial process, Monika’s responsibilities increased as did her knowledge of our business and customers. After only 1 month, she was able to independently write and reply to correspondence from our business partners both in English and Slovakian. Seeing how passionate and dedicated worker she was, Janet decided to invite Monika to a networking meeting in Plymouth. This event gave Monika a great opportunity to see how networking events work, gain confidence, practice public speaking and meet the owners of many reputable local businesses. We must say, Monika’s potential is endless, she happily undertook all the given tasks and always exceeded our expectations.
With business aside, we all found Monika lovely and fun to be around. She took part in many of our social and cultural events which brought her close to other Almond’s students. We wholeheartedly wish her all the best and look forward to hear from her once she returns to Slovakia. We are more than certain that Monika will be a great asset to any international company. The experience she gained in the UK will vastly improve her future employability in Slovakia’s highly competitive job market.
All the best Monika!