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1. To what extent did you enjoy your work placement or internship?
its been fantastic, very sad to leave.
2. To what extent did you feel valued by your colleagues?
valued by my immediate manager and the people i work closely with. Higher up employees could have valued my work more I feel.
3. To what extent were you given support and guidance by management/your supervisor(s)?
good support, but little action taken in career progression help and networking.
4. How busy were you on a daily basis?
always busy, the job is different on a daily basis
5. How much responsibility were you given during your placement?
plenty of repsonsibility on projects. Never micromanaged and was given the freedom to do these projects in my own way.
6. To what extent did/will the skills you developed, and training you received, assist you in your degree studies and beyond?
I am hoping to take all these skills to university and use it to better my results.
7. What was the general atmosphere in your office?
great, everyone is friendly and out going. No one is ever 'bum-licking' and out to tread on other peoples toes.
8. How well organised was the overall work placement or internship set up?
It is well organised in that they know what job role you are doing, but it is very unclear about future carear progression beyond the placement scheme.
9. In terms of personal training and development, to what extent did the company or firm invest in you?
They invested quite heavily in additional training courses for my better well being.
10. What were the perks on your work placement?
Sports and Social Club
Staff Sales/Staff Shop
Above 25 days holiday
Working from home
11. How appealing are future employment prospects within the organisation?
In the pharmaceutical side of things, the grad scheme is still incredibly hard to get on too, and you end up having to go through every stage of the process to apply again. The grad scheme is limited in what you can do, unless some strings can be pulled. I understand in the consumer sector placement students get the opportunity to basically be given a graduate scheme which I am not pleased about at all. It should be the same throughout the company. However I have given this a two because near the very end of my placement I found out about a global grad program which does sound very interested. I am just disappointed I heard about it so late.
12. Was there a good social scene amongst any fellow placement students/colleagues?
I made a fantastic group of friends on placement
13. What was the cost of living and socialising in the area you worked in?
high Wycombe isn't the best town, but we made it our own. It is far cheaper than London which gave us money to spend after rent and bills.
14. What was the Nightlife like in the area you worked?
pretty limited, but you do make it your own and London is very easily accessible on a 20 minute train.
15. Were there many opportunities to get involved in activities outside of work?
We have a work football team and netball team which is good fun.