Transitioning to a new placement

For Graduates, the start of a new placement can be a daunting process. It can bring about some very mixed emotions; excitement, nervousness, happiness and sometimes anxiety. It can be nerve wracking saying goodbye to your placement manager and moving to a brand-new team, Transport agency or even a new region. Below we have compiled some tips to help make the change a little bit easier:


Tips for leaving your current placement

1. Try to always leave on good terms, making sure you have the contact details of your manager/team to keep in touch.

2. Make sure to wrap up any work tasks assigned to you and compile progress of outstanding tasks for the handover process

3. If you are moving to a new agency, make sure you leave an out of office message on your email with your new contact details.


Tips for starting your new placement

1. During your first week, try to arrange a meeting with your placement manager to discuss any expectations you both may have. This is also a great opportunity to mention your PDP and book in some time to work on it together.

2. If you run out of things to do – ASK! This would have to be one of the most important tips. Sometimes placement managers may be new to having a Talent Participant or they can just get really busy. It’s important to note that they haven’t forgotten about you, they just don’t always remember to give you work, especially if you don’t tell them you have nothing to do or have finished a task. Your placement manager and team will be happy to assign you tasks.

3. Get yourself a notebook that you can use throughout the placement, especially in the first few weeks. It can be information overload at the start of a placement and it’s always good to have a central place to store information (sometimes you may just even need to write down people’s names to remember!).

Hopefully these tips help with transitioning between placements. Everyone is in the same boat, sometimes your manager can be nervous too! Give yourself some space to settle in, it can take time to adjust to a new team and a new agency.

Good luck with your new placement!

For Graduates, the start of a new placement can be a daunting process. It can bring about some very mixed emotions; excitement, nervousness, happiness and sometimes anxiety. It can be nerve wracking saying goodbye to your placement manager and moving to a brand-new team, Transport agency or even a new region. Below we have compiled some tips to help make the change a little bit easier:


Tips for leaving your current placement

1. Try to always leave on good terms, making sure you have the contact details of your manager/team to keep in touch.

2. Make sure to wrap up any work tasks assigned to you and compile progress of outstanding tasks for the handover process

3. If you are moving to a new agency, make sure you leave an out of office message on your email with your new contact details.


Tips for starting your new placement

1. During your first week, try to arrange a meeting with your placement manager to discuss any expectations you both may have. This is also a great opportunity to mention your PDP and book in some time to work on it together.

2. If you run out of things to do – ASK! This would have to be one of the most important tips. Sometimes placement managers may be new to having a Talent Participant or they can just get really busy. It’s important to note that they haven’t forgotten about you, they just don’t always remember to give you work, especially if you don’t tell them you have nothing to do or have finished a task. Your placement manager and team will be happy to assign you tasks.

3. Get yourself a notebook that you can use throughout the placement, especially in the first few weeks. It can be information overload at the start of a placement and it’s always good to have a central place to store information (sometimes you may just even need to write down people’s names to remember!).

Hopefully these tips help with transitioning between placements. Everyone is in the same boat, sometimes your manager can be nervous too! Give yourself some space to settle in, it can take time to adjust to a new team and a new agency.

Good luck with your new placement!

Page published: 30 July 2019, 09:00