In the short time that Ben was on placement with us, he was a huge asset to our team – and I would go as far as to say that our online folklore festival wouldn’t have been a success without him.
Ben brought expertise and experience to our team, as well as commitment and dedication.
Meetings with Ben were always pleasant and effective, and he is an excellent communicator, both in online meetings and by email.
He was always on time and understood what actions were needed after every conversation.
Ben’s technical knowledge of how to run an event like this probably exceeded our own within the organisation – and he showed resilience in dealing with managers who knew less about some areas of digital technology than him, offering helpful suggestions and ways forward.
We very much appreciated Ben’s willingness to work in evenings and weekends to offer technical support through the festival: it showed a commitment and enthusiasm that is unusual in student placements.
As a mature student, Ben brought considerable experience to this project, which we were very appreciative of and he was a pleasure to work with.
I would have no hesitation in recommending Ben for a position where he could use his expertise and passion, and would very happily work with him again in the future, should the opportunity ever arise.
Communications and Programmes Manager