Industrial Attachment Report Format

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‘Investing in Africa’s future’

FACULTY OF MANAGEMENT & ADMINISTRATION

Students Industrial Attachment Report Format

Part 1
The above heading ‘PART 1’ is just a guide. You must not label this preliminary section ‘part 1’ in the actual report.

Cover page [2]
[This will contain title of the report, the name of the entity for which it was prepared, the name of the person who prepared it, the date the report is to be presented. This page should not be numbered].

Abstract [10]
[This should contain a summary of the main body of the report. It should be about one page in length and must highlight all salient issues in the main body. Any one who reads only the abstract should get a full picture of the content of the main report. Roman numbering must be used. This page will therefore be numbered ‘I’.]

Table of Content Page [3]
[Sub-headings and the respective pages that can be located in the main body of the report shall be listed in the table of content. This becomes a reference point for a reader who wants to do selective reading of details of the report. This page must also be numbered using Roman numeral, e.g. ii.]

Note that components of PART 1 can only be competently written after you have finished writing the main body of the report.

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PART II
The immediate heading above is just a guide. You must not label this section part ii or ‘main body of the report’ in the actual report.

1.Introduction [2]
[Write briefly about AU, FMA and attachment as a requirement for the degree programmes offered in FMA. This must not be more than one page.]

2.Company Background and History [2]
[Write briefly about AU, FMA and attachment as a requirement for the degree programmes offered in FMA. This must not be more than one page.]

2.1 Mission Statement[1]

2.2 Vision Statement [1]
If any
Value Statements
In cases where the organisation attached to does not have 2.1, 2.2 and 2.3 as stated above, leave the relevant sections[s] out of the report.

Core Business [3]
[State the main line of business of the organisation you were attached to.]

3.Organisational Structure [2]
[Present the company’s organisational chart to give visual effect. Describe the company’s authority structure: from the CEO to the lowest level of departments. You must describe the various departments and what they do, the title of the person on charge of each department, who they report to and who reports to them. The description should not be too lengthy.]

3. Business Environment [of the organisation attached to]
3.1 Macro Business Environment [5]
[The macro environmental forces you need to discuss here are economic, political, socio-cultural, technological, geographical, etc in the country/region/etc at the time of attachment and how they affected the company or organisation.]

3.2 Industry Environment [5]
[You need to discuss the configuration of the industry; the nature of competition in the industry in the particular country, region, etc, at the time of the attachment and how they affected the organisation you were attached to.]

4.Attachment Experience [4]
[Write about your experience in all the departments you worked in. State the period you spent in the department and the various tasks performed in the department according to chronological order.]

4.1 Extent of theory Application in work Environment [8]
[Indicate the extent that you were able to apply some of the concepts, knowledge, skills and attitudes you had acquired at AU in the work environment.]

4.2 New Skills Acquired [4]
[Report on things that you could not do prior to going on attachment that you could now do or perform better after attachment.]

5.Managerial Problem[s] Identified [7]
[No organisation is perfect; therefore you cannot say you did not notice any problem in the organisation. State a key managerial problem identified while you were on...
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