1. Do your homework. The more you know about your placement requirements, workplace culture and expectations, the more likely you will start on the front foot. Work out where your placement is located and how long it will take to get there so you know exactly where you are going, where to park or how far it is from your public transport.
2. First impressions last. Dress professionally and appropriately for your workplace and be sure to be punctual. Consider getting there at least 10 minutes before your start time so you create a good first impression.
3. Be proactive, enthusiastic and interested. Make the most of the opportunities provided to you - use every opportunity to expand your knowledge, increase your transferable skills and develop your workplace experiences. Don't be afraid to make suggestions, ask questions or contribute ideas.
4. Ask questions. Your placement is about learning however you are not expected to know everything. Your placement supervisor is there to help you but may not know you need help unless you tell them.