Expectations will be present on both sides.
The team at your allocated placement will expect you to present yourself in a professional manner. Be mindful that first impressions are powerful and will offer an insight into how you will fit in to the team during the placement.
To present yourself in the best possible light to your new team access the placement details on POW and see if there is any recommended reading or suggestions for research prior to placement commencing. If there is not, look up some basic background before you go, it will show resourcefulness and eagerness to learn.
It is important that you meet with your practice supervisors/assessor prior to starting your placement. Telephone or email your named contact at least four weeks beforehand, to arrange a suitable time to go in. Not only will this orientate you with your new workplace environment, it will give you a chance to see what you will be experiencing, get your shifts for the initial period and also acquaint you with the practice supervisors/assessor.