Team Administrator at Hewlett Packard Enterprise

Duration
Placement Year (10 Months+)
Region
Bracknell Europe
Review Date
Salary
£14,000 - £15,999
Roles
Internet/e-Commerce/New Media

Connect with this company

7.9/10

The Role
8.0
Organisation
8.4

Socialising

7.0

The Role

Role Description

The intern will be in the role of Team Assistant and will provide support to the local Technical
Consultants, under the guidance of the local Lab Manager, to ensure the day to day operational
management and maintenance of the local PoC environment.
The role currently supports positions at Hewlett Packard Enterprise locations in Bracknell in the UK and
Grenoble in France.

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

I have thoroughly enjoyed my internship here at Hewlett Packard Enterprise! The company has made me feel extremely welcome and provided many new and exciting opportunities that I would not have had.
The placement here, has been a roller coaster of experiences and I am sad to be leaving soon

8/10

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

I have played a valuable role to my team whilst being here. Working for the EMEA PoC team and being described as the 'Trusty Intern'.
Often my other colleagues would be off site and I would be the only available employee on site who would be able to complete physical networking tasks.
When being on leave, the team would initially struggle without the help of my support

8/10

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

At Hewlett Packard Enterprise, I have been assigned a mentor to help guide me and help settle me into the working environment.
This friendly employee would be my first point of contact if i had any personal or working problems.
Furthermore, my manager and the team were always happy to help me out in tough situations.

8/10

4. How busy were you on a daily basis?

The work provided during the placement would vary depending on whether a customer project were taking place or not.
If so, then the work would be quite full on. In contrast to quiet periods whereby I would have time to do some self studying and grow, learn and develop my knowledge as an individual.

6/10

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

Working for the EMEA PoC team and being described as the 'Trusty Intern'.
It was a fine balance between having too much responsibility and too little.
If more responsibility was given to me, a team member would be available for support.
Often my other colleagues would be off site and I would be the only available employee on site who would be able to complete physical networking tasks.
When being on leave, the team would initially struggle without the help of my support.

8/10

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

The skills that I have learnt on placement here have been extremely valuable. I feel as though I have matured as an adult and picked up small but important soft skills - such as how to correct and politely communicate with customers and others.
My networking skills have also developed whilst being here which will help support my degree in my final year of university.

10/10

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The Organisation

7. What was the general atmosphere in your office?

The office always had a very relaxed approach which made settling in extremely easy. This also gave a friendly aspect and feel to the environment but with a sense of importance and business attitude.
When a customer project was happening, the team would often be on site and this helped make the placement more enjoyable.

8/10

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

The company has an effective and professional aspect of running the business as well as a organised internship.
A team of employees would be responsible for the interns.
Charity and fun activities would be held frequently to keep all employees involved in feeling like a community and networking among each other.

9/10

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

In June, I was given the opportunity to travel to Sweden for a week whereby I took part in technology training, seminars and sponsored events. Hotels, flights, travel, food and drink were all paid for by the company.
I would also often visit the London office and travel to and from my house would be expensed also.
I have also been given the opportunity to take exams which cost the company to let me sit.

10/10

10. What were the perks on your work placement?

  • Subsidised/Company Gym
  • International Travel
  • Company Parties/Events
  • Staff Sales/Staff Shop
  • Above 25 days holiday
  • Healthcare/Dental
8/10

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

The company currently offer two technical graduate schemes.
One of which I will be applying to after I graduate.
However, there currently aren't any available networking technical grad schemes which are unfortunate. I hope that in the near future this can become available however.
I would like to return to HPE when I graduate as I have enjoyed my time here.

7/10

Social

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

Charity activities would frequently take place to allow employees to networking within the organisation and be made to feel a part of a team.
During my time in Sweden and London events, my team would often have evening meals and drinks as a celebration and enjoyment.
84 other interns also started on the same day as me and this made it more sociable with students my age.

9/10

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

Cost of living was expensive. I was located in Reading and being so close to London, the capital city of England, this meant that house prices were high.
The cost of rent averaged to half of my months wages which was not ideal.
However in my first month of placement, the university halls was offered for me to stay in with a HPE discount to £11 a night.

5/10

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

Reading only has a few good bars and nightclubs.
Thursday nights would often be intern social events whereby all the students would attend.
However, after Christmas the amount of night life social nights that i took part in, decreased as i began to aim to save more money and focus more at my job.

5/10

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

Charity activities would frequently take place to allow employees to networking within the organisation and be made to feel a part of a team.
During my time in Sweden and London events, my team would often have evening meals and drinks as a celebration and enjoyment.
84 other interns also started on the same day as me and this made it more sociable with students my age.

9/10

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