HR Placement at Network Rail

Duration
Placement Year (10 Months+)
Region
Milton Keynes West Midlands
Review Date
Salary
£16,000 - £17,999
Roles
Human Resources Marketing Public Sector/Governmental Purchasing and Supply Transportation Travel and Tourism

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9.3/10

The Role
9.8
Organisation
9.4

Socialising

8.2

The Role

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

I thoroughly enjoyed my Placement at Network Rail, I worked as a HR Placement and I always had some work to do. I worked in three different areas within the HR function to ensure that I was gaining as much experience as possible. Doing this also kept me on my toes, as I didn't know what to expect in my next placement rotation. However each one was better than the last and I loved every second.

10/10

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

I feel very valued by my colleagues, we get on very well and I look forward to coming in the morning and talking about my weekend as everyone always has great stories. My Colleagues were very welcoming from the moment I started with them and I have no complains with them.

10/10

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

I was always told when and what I would be doing every day. In the first month of my rotation my manager drew up an extremely detailed plan so I knew what work and activities I would be taking part in,

10/10

4. How busy were you on a daily basis?

I believe I has a great balance, I wasn't so busy that I was pulling out my hair and having a meltdown! but I wasn't so relaxed that I was bored and had nothing to do, everything was a perfect pace.

10/10

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

Lots of responsibility but I was always told that I had a safety net in case of any problems therefore I knew if I needed help or support with anything I would always have someone there.

9/10

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

I have learnt many new skills, for example I learnt the ideal way to talk to mangers and colleagues and how to address people in emails. I also learnt how to complete important documents e.g. data changes, A2C0, Projects briefs.. etc. So if I choose to go into HR permanent this knowledge wold be a huge help.

10/10

The Organisation

7. What was the general atmosphere in your office?

Very relaxed and fun, we got the work done but had fun too

10/10

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

very organised, there was a huge plan put in place so that I always knew what I would be doing.

10/10

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

A lot, I was always put forward to attend, business briefing, D&I functions, placement fairs, graduate/apprentice assessment centres, the list never stops!

10/10

10. What were the perks on your work placement?

  • Flexi Time
  • Subsidised/Company Gym
  • Above 25 days holiday
  • Working from home
  • Travel loan
10/10

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

I think they are quite positive as I believe I am ding quite well

7/10

Social

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

Yes, we have done lots of things with the other graduates/placements from ice staking/going out to just going to a quiet drink after work.

10/10

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

I lived at home so I am not sure

5/10

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

I lived at home so I am not sure

8/10

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

Many! I have been involved in many things and activities through all this.

10/10