The following is a Graduate Review for Croudace Homes.
Croudace Homes scores 3.9/5 based on 67 reviews.
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What are the Best and Worst things about your job?
The more I show of my development, the more things I am trusted upon and allowed to explore and show my potential. It also benefits that I am in a great work environment surrounded by great colleagues and individual characters, it isn't just a quiet office with keyboard q's. My department is also willing to change things up and use some of my layouts for designs and help me with surrounding work and life issues.
It is only a placement and I will have to leave in a year. Also making HTML emails for the general public are not fun but they are part of advertising and sales.
What is the annual salary for this role?
Starting salary: £17,000 - £19,000
Current salary: £17,000 - £19,000
What hours do you actually work, on average?
What advice would you give to someone applying to this role?
I would encourage them to really do what you think and feel is right for them. Look at the benefits and risks and see which one outweighs the other for them. A placement is not for everyone, but if you're motivated you can do whatever you want. Put time and effort into your application; CV, company research, portfolio etc. all of that doesn't just come to you for free, you have to show you have what it takes. It is great to take inspiration from others and apply your own look and feel to things, don't be afraid to show your own work and make it look presentable.
Do you have any interview tips?
Take digital and physical work, as a Graphic Designer over half of your work will be used on screen rather than having an actual physical copy. Using mock up websites are also great to show what your work can look like in; real life, application, poster, tv ad etc. Another great portfolio tip I learnt was to mount my printed work onto card to show a nice balance e.g. photo editing skills onto black or white mount-board to show nice depth and contrast in my work.
Information Services Graduate Management Trainee, Information Services at Anglian Water
Land Negotiator, Land at Croudace Homes