Architectural and Administrative Assistant Review

by University of Oxford

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  • The Role
  • The Company
  • The Culture

    The Role

  • 1. To what extent did you enjoy your work placement or internship?
  • It was a great opportunity for me to live and work in Oxford, and be part of the team being in charge with the maintanance of the buildings belonging to the university.


  • 2. To what extent did you feel valued by your colleagues?
  • The team is absolutly wonderful, they made me feel confident in approaching projects.


  • 3. To what extent were you given support and guidance by management/your supervisor(s)?
  • The team is absolutly wonderful, very supportive. My supervisor is more than patient.


  • 4. How busy were you on a daily basis?
  • Very busy, as summer is the time for most of the projects to be finished.


  • 5. How much responsibility were you given during your placement?
  • I received the responsibility to manage a project by myself....which is a lot.


  • 6. To what extent did/will the skills you developed, and training you received, assist you in your degree studies and beyond?
  • As more than 80% of the built environment will still be here in 2050, i think understanding what we can do about this will help me a lot in my studies & beyond.


    The Company

  • 7. What was the general atmosphere in your office?
  • Active, busy, enjoyable.


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


  • 9. In terms of personal training and development, to what extent did the company or firm invest in you?
  • I was given the opportunity to participate in several workshops and trainings.


  • 10. What were the perks on your work placement?
  • Flexi Time

    Working from home


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


    The Culture

  • 12. Was there a good social scene amongst any fellow placement students/colleagues?
  • Yes, I have made good friends here.


  • 13. What was the cost of living and socialising in the area you worked in?
  • £500 rent+ £300 social


  • 14. What was the Nightlife like in the area you worked?
  • I hear is good, never tried.


  • 15. Were there many opportunities to get involved in activities outside of work?
  • Not really,


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Internship (1 Month+)

East of England

November 2015

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