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Rating

3.5/5
  • The Role
    4.1
  • The Company
    3.4
  • The Culture
    2.8

    The Role

  • 1. To what extent did you enjoy your work placement or internship?
  • I thoroughly enjoyed my year at Nissan. The role allowed me to learn key skills and competencies of HR but also allowed me to develop my analytical and presentation skills in some of the stretch projects I was involved in.

    4/5

  • 2. To what extent did you feel valued by your colleagues?
  • The team at Nissan were what made my placement so enjoyable. I was in a small team so my work was always valued, any research I did or feedback I gave was took onboard with real changes being made as a result.

    5/5

  • 3. To what extent were you given support and guidance by management/your supervisor(s)?
  • We had a two week handover with the previous student to allow us to really get to grips with the role. I then had weekly 1:1's with my line manager.

    4/5

  • 4. How busy were you on a daily basis?
  • Workload varied, however there were always small tasks I knew I could be getting on with if I ever had a quitter period.

    4/5

  • 5. How much responsibility were you given during your placement?
  • During my placement I had my own tasks and responsibilities which none of the other members of the team were involved in. This meant that it was my responsibility to ensure they were completed successfully.

    5/5

  • 6. To what extent did/will the skills you developed, and training you received, assist you in your degree studies and beyond?
  • My communication skills enhanced massively during my placement as I was involved in interviews, exit interviews and career meetings. Additionally the recruitment tips I picked up during my placement will have when looking for a graduation position.

    4/5

    The Company

  • 7. What was the general atmosphere in your office?
  • I feel I integrated into the office well, everyone was really welcoming and friendly when I started and I feel like I've made a lot of friends out of my placement.

    4/5

  • 8. How well organised was the overall work placement or internship set up?
  • The placement was very organized, their have been several HR placement students before myself so the role is quite well established.

    4/5

  • 9. In terms of personal training and development, to what extent did the company or firm invest in you?
  • I attended a few training courses during my time at Nissan as well as attended two whole company away days.

    4/5

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

    Subsidised Canteen

    Company Car

    Company Parties/Events

    Working from home

    4/5

  • 11. How appealing are future employment prospects within the organisation?
  • This is limited for me as the Graduate scheme does not include a HR rotation. Similarly with the HR team being so small there is not a position for me to go back into.

    2/5

    The Culture

  • 12. Was there a good social scene amongst any fellow placement students/colleagues?
  • I lived with two other of the placement students in Uxbridge so we spent a lot of our spare time together. Similarly our group of placement students became quite close to the graduates so several nights out were arranged together.

    4/5

  • 13. What was the cost of living and socialising in the area you worked in?
  • Living in Uxbridge means you are outside of London prices so were therefore around average.

    3/5

  • 14. What was the Nightlife like in the area you worked?
  • This was very limited. The office is based in Rickmansworth, which apart from a few pubs does not have much going on. Watford is however nearby and trips can me made into London in reasonable time.

    2/5

  • 15. Were there many opportunities to get involved in activities outside of work?
  • Social activities were arranged by the sports and social team as well as a running and football club.

    3/5

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Details

Placement Year (10 Months+)

South East

30th June 2016


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