General brand marketing. Budget management. Market analysis. Social media content creation/ management.
1. To what extent did you enjoy your work placement or internship?
I really enjoyed my placement with Johnson & Johnson. They have been very welcoming and have a really good culture within the company.
2. To what extent did you feel valued by your colleagues?
I feel extremely valued by my colleagues. I know that they trust me and give me work which is valuable and important to the business. Placement's at Johnson & Johnson are treated like any other employee, not as students.
3. To what extent were you given support and guidance by management/your supervisor(s)?
I have been supported throughout my year by both my direct manager and the wider team. They are always available to ask questions.
4. How busy were you on a daily basis?
I have been busy enough, but not to the extent that I need to work outside my contracted hours. Placements are expected to get all of their work done, but we are not expected to be staying in the office late or working on weekends. If I ever felt I had too much work on the team were very good and supporting me in prioritising to ensure I wasn't overwhelmed.
5. How much responsibility were you given during your placement?
I have been given huge levels of responsibility during my time at Johnson & Johnson. I have worked on huge projects that I never expected to have exposure to. I have found that if you ask to be involved the team are happy to get you involved.
6. To what extent did/will the skills you developed, and training you received, assist you in your degree studies and beyond?
This year will help me more than ever in the final year of my degree. I have learnt many fundamental skills. It will also be a really great step into the industry. I know that Johnson & Johson employees are extremely sought after. Even if I am unable to work for them after I graduate, I have no fear that I will be able to find another job within the industry.
7. What was the general atmosphere in your office?
Very relaxed and friendly. Casual dress code.
8. How well organised was the overall work placement or internship set up?
Very well organised. Plenty of training at the beginning and throughout the year.
9. In terms of personal training and development, to what extent did the company or firm invest in you?
I had a lot of on-boarding training at the start of my placement which helped with the day to day tasks I had to do in my role. We also had other training throughout the year which was extremely interesting and inspiring.
10. What were the perks on your work placement?
Staff Sales/Staff Shop
Above 25 days holiday
Working from home
11. How appealing are future employment prospects within the organisation?
I would really like to come back and work for the company. I, and other placements, are currently going through an interview process to hopefully come back after we graduate.
12. Was there a good social scene amongst any fellow placement students/colleagues?
This depends on the group. If you are proactive you will have a really great community within the placements. However, this isn't something that the company is involved with. Naturally, as a group of placements, you become close - having lunch together, possibly living together and meeting up socially outside of work.
13. What was the cost of living and socialising in the area you worked in?
Rent and socialising are more expensive than other areas of the country. Naturally, being so close to London prices are fairly high. However, I have found it easy to live off the wage we are given and have saved enough to go traveling in the summer. (Worth noting that prices are likely to rise once the cross rail is introduced).
14. What was the Nightlife like in the area you worked?
There is practically no nightlife in Maidenhead. But there is in London and Reading which are really easy to get to on the train.
15. Were there many opportunities to get involved in activities outside of work?