My first 6 months on the role involved working within Customer Insight - which involved tracking NPS packs, ADPs and Win loss analysis. The current 6 months of my job involve working within Business Improvement - which involved project management and the opportunity to work with different parts of the business.
I manage different commercial opportunities in the business to business sector of the organisation. This role requires me to have a high level of Commercial Acumen and financial appraisal to take into account all of the different factors when working on a deal.
Provide designs for Transmission, Fibre and IP requirements. Produce Bill of Materials/Kit Lists to ensure that the correct equipment is purchased. Create high level design and costs for Virgin Media Business and internal customers (Compact Design Plan).
My role is within data analytics but I mostly work in the development team building internal tools using C# and ASP.NET. I have gained experience in many areas of analytics including SQL and Power BI. We work in 2 weeks sprints so I am constantly working on new projects and getting to explore different areas I am interested in. I have daily stand-up calls every morning with my team as well as manager catch-ups.
I have thoroughly enjoyed my placement year at Virgin Media. Working as part of the marketing team I feel as if I have had the chance to learn from the brilliant people around me who have pushed me to challenge myself everyday. I feel as if I have really developed on this internship with the help of the company.
I thouroughly enjoyed this placement experience as I felt a lot of emphasis was put on making sure you get the most out of it - getting involved in things you want to as well as your usual daily activities. A large amount of enriching training events and socials take place, meaning the skills gained are vast, as well as mixing up your day to day activities and keeping work enjoyable!
My job is very engadgeing and allows me to explore multiple avenues within my workflows. My role fits well with my degree and jobs are taiored to the skills I have and want to develop. There is a great Graduate and intern community within Virgin Media and Liberty Global (parent company) with monthly schedulled events outside of work and an annual graduate and intern event called 'The Grad Thing' which was held in Twickenham stadium this year.
I have really enjoyed my placement within the HR/People Team. I have been placed in a role where i am exposed to so many unlimit-ing and amazing expereinces to learn and develop. The Graduate and Intern population is well connected, meaning that you always have someone to bounce thoughts and ideas off of
I was extremely lucky to be a part of a great team with a fantastic boss during my placement, so my first few months weren't as catastrophic as I worried! The work I did was great too; I felt like a full-time employee, doing exactly the same work as other team members. I didn't feel like "the intern" at any point
Whilst the people were excellent and I did learn some good skills, I found the day in, day out grind a struggle. It wasn't necessarily fully engaging at all times. The people however made it a much better experience though I was pleased when it was over. Corporate isn't necessarily for me.
I had a really good experience on placement. I have made friends for life, which is probably my biggest takeaway. The placement was a great chance for me to learn the HR industry is not for me. This has nothing to do with the role and company, just my own personal preference.
I found this placement enjoyable in the sense that it's helped me to find some direction in what I want out of my career and which way to orient myself after university. I think it was quite frustrating not knowing what to do after uni (especially being a person with quite a diverse range of interests) but this year has helped me narrow my focus.
I have really enjoyed my placement at Virgin Media because it has provided me with an opportunity to have proper responsibility, for example by running month end reports, and managing stakeholders, through having direct contact with them. Additionally, the graduate and intern community at Virgin Media is very supportive, social and inclusive which has helped shape postiive experiences throughout the year.
The placement was amazing. Every day I looked forward to coming into the office. The tema was very welcoming and we had frequent socials which drove up engagement. I always had support if I needed to travel home and was able to Work From Home when required. I left the company feeling valued and useful.