Learning and skills development across a project

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Learning and skills development across a project

Assignment Brief

This is an INDIVIDUAL piece of work and should be undertaken on your own.

The purpose of this assignment is to;

·         Evaluate your learning and skills development across the project

·         Reflect on skills gaps and how they might be addressed

·         Demonstrate your employability and readiness to apply for graduate level jobs, as you progress to Level 6.

The ‘Task Requirements’ section below details the four tasks to be completed.

The word count of 1500 words refers specifically to Tasks one and two. The response to these tasks should be written in report format using a formal tone and a concise style. You may use the first person.

Tasks three and four will be fully assessed using the Assessment Criteria but will not be included in the word count.

Note: Since this assignment needs to reflect your current knowledge/skills/experience, including learning from your client project, we do not expect to see substantial recycling of your Career Viewpoint Level 4 work.


This assignment has been designed to provide you with an opportunity to demonstrate your achievement of the following module learning outcome:





Perform efficiently and effectively as a collaborative member of a working group and as an added value contributor to the organisation assigned to the students.



Develop and demonstrate effective business communication skills.

Task Requirements
Task one (25 marks)

Having worked as part of the team solving your client’s business problem, this task requires you to reflect on the process and evaluate your learning and your skills development. For example,

·         Which skills have you developed and/or enhanced as a result of the project?

·         What do you know now that you didn’t know at the start of the process?

·         To what extent has your level of confidence improved?

·         How could you use your learning in your future career?

Your critical evaluation should be supported with examples.

Task two (10 marks)

Taking into account your evaluation in task one, this task requires you to identify THREE skills gaps or areas where you consider that further development would be useful, for you to be successful in your business career. Propose a plan of action for filling these gaps/developing these areas.

Task three (40 marks)

Alternatively, Identify a graduate scheme, an internship, a placement or a graduate job that you have seen advertised, or published on a website.

Whether using the ‘Job Search Engine’ or another source, please select a job where there is a reasonable level of information on the company’s requirements, such as a person specification or job description. “, using https://www.indeed,co.uk

In the Appendices to your report;

·         Place a screenshot or print out of the job you are applying for, including the job description/person specification


·         Create a CV which is specifically tailored to the job requirements and description( Name in the CV is Alexandru Postelnicu)

·         In the body of the report, create a simple table which;

·         shows the key skills/qualities that the organisation is looking for (Column A – use extracts or summaries of the job description or person specification to help) and

·         maps against each requirement the wording from your CV which addresses these requirements (Column B)

This table will not be included in the word count.



Referencing and research requirements
In this report we are not expecting academic references, it is very much a practical assignment.

If you do use references (e.g. perhaps to client documents), Please reference your work according to the Harvard Referencing style as defined in Cite Them Right Online (http://www.citethemrightonline.com). This information is also available in book form: Pears, R. and Shields, G. (2016) Cite them right: the essential reference guide. 10th ed. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan. Copies are available via the university library.

The Cite Them Right database can be accessed via the Library  – A to Z list of e resources