Assistant Corporate Controller at L'Oreal

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Placement Year (10 Months+)
Hammersmith Greater London
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£18,000 - £19,999
Business Management Financial Management

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The Role



The Role

1. To what extent did you enjoy your work placement or internship?

I really enjoyed being able to experience Finance in the real word, putting the theory I learnt into practice! It was a good department where I learnt a lot!


2. To what extent did you feel valued by your colleagues?

I was given responsibility to manage certain projects and tasks every week. I felt part of the team although I wanted some more responsibility.


3. To what extent were you given support and guidance by management/your supervisor(s)?

I was always given support by all of the colleagues who I could approach if I ever had a problem. Our Financial Director was extremely helpful and always approachable.


4. How busy were you on a daily basis?

Mondays were usually the most busiest day with reporting. I always had tasks to do everyday and was only rarely overloaded with work.


5. How much responsibility were you given during your placement?

I was given responsibility to manage certain projects and tasks every week. I felt part of the team although I wanted some more responsibility.


6. To what extent did/will the skills you developed, and training you received, assist you in your degree studies and beyond?

I've found that the skills I picked up on placement have really benefited me in my final year. I can see everything from a different perspective which really helps.


The Organisation

7. What was the general atmosphere in your office?

In General, it was always quite busy and on certain occasions it could get quiet with a lot of work on. However the people around were very friendly and always approachable.


8. How well organised was the overall work placement or internship set up?

I thought I was given a lot of support by HR throughout the internship who organised everything setting everything up before hand. They made the internship much easier with the support they gave, giving one to one catch up meetings and even offering classes to help build up on more knowledge and skills.


9. In terms of personal training and development, to what extent did the company or firm invest in you?

There was less personal training, it was more on the job learning as you go which is similar to most companies. However I was trained to learn the new company systems.


10. What were the perks on your work placement?

  • Subsidised Canteen
  • Company Parties/Events
  • Staff Sales/Staff Shop

11. How appealing are future employment prospects within the organisation?

There is scope for career progression within the organisation and its certainly a good place to work and help you understand how it actually is to work in the real world after university.



12. Was there a good social scene amongst any fellow placement students/colleagues?

We had a good social scene with the placement students. We always went out most Fridays and we had different activities that everybody could join including Football, Netball.


13. What was the cost of living and socialising in the area you worked in?

Train Fares for me. I was living at home for the year.


14. What was the Nightlife like in the area you worked?

Bars and Restaurants a plenty.


15. Were there many opportunities to get involved in activities outside of work?

They were opportunities with days dedicated to fund raising which was always good fun.