Sourcing and Supply Chain at Eaton

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Placement Year (10 Months+)
Newport Wales
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£16,000 - £17,999
Business Management

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The Role



The Role

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

Nice people to work with, offices/locations could be improved and updated. Overall helped me learn a lot of new skills and knowledge but could have been a little more demanding


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

The majority of colleagues valued me as an important colleague, as I was able to make some changes and improvements to help identify opportunities to save money.


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

Plenty of support from my manager and other interns as well as grads who were able to advise me in particular situations.


4. How busy were you on a daily basis?

Varied from day to day, some days very little work to do others couldn't complete deadlines!


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

A fair amount, however, I feel that I could have had more responsibility throughout my placement and the majority of tasks and projects didn't have much significance to helping improve the business massively.


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

Plenty of new skills and knowledge learnt, which can be used in my studies in final year.


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The Organisation

7. What was the general atmosphere in your office?

Being the youngest in the office by about 30 years, I found it difficult to get to know my colleagues in my office. Generally they all just got on with their work.


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

The placement could have been better organised by following a strict structure. Sometimes I found myself not doing much at weeks at a time and with my manager away from the office it was difficult to know what I could be doing.


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

I attended nearly 10 separate training days which really helped me to think about the wider picture and learn more about myself.


10. What were the perks on your work placement?

  • Company Parties/Events

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

Would prefer to experience a new business.



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

With Cardiff 20 mins drive away and living with 3 other interns I got on well and we managed to enjoy nights outs.


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

Newport was quite cheap, so we managed to live in a very nice modern house for £95 a week all bills included!
Cardiff was nearby so nights out were to there rather than Newport which has a bit of a reputation.


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

Rough. Always went to Cardiff for nights out - much better!


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

Football every Monday night and circuit training every Thursday.


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