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Freya
I am currently the retail placement student working in the Telford store as the Department Manager...

I am currently the retail placement student working in the Telford store as the Department Manager of Mountain, Ski and Watersports. 

The first four to five months on my placement were centered mostly around learning about the company and its values and my role within it. Through this I was able to undertake a lot of interesting and informative trainings around the country, which enabled me to learn about being a manager and getting the most out of my team, as well as becoming more knowledgeable about the products in my department. 

I have a team of six people who I have monthly individual meetings with, annual reviews, and set weekly priorities to make sure they are performing to a high standard. In this last month, I have successfully planned and carried out two seasonal moves, and I am currently planning the third one. As Telford was a new store when I started my placement, I have been able to experiment with new ideas in store, which has been a great experience. 

I will be returning to Loughborough University in September, but hope to pursue a career with Decathlon in services, hopefully digital marketing, after I graduate.