Technology Consultant at Hewlett Packard Enterprise

Duration
Placement Year (10 Months+)
Region
Bracknell South East
Review Date
Salary
£16,000 - £17,999
Roles
Information Technology

Connect with this company

7.9/10

The Role
8.7
Organisation
8.6

Socialising

5.8

The Role

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

I have thoroughly enjoyed my placement year at Hewlett Packard Enterprise and have learned a great deal about all aspects of the company. My role was fast paced and customer facing; it provided me with a number of opportunities to challenge and develop myself as an individual and contribute towards the success of the company.

9/10

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

I worked with a high number of colleagues from varying teams during my time at Hewlett Packard Enterprise. Every colleague that I worked with made me feel like a valued member of their team and the majority of the colleagues showed a strong interest in my placement year and future career plans.

9/10

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

I didn't have any significant issues whilst on placement at Hewlett Packard Enterprise, but my manager made me aware in my first month of the support network available at Hewlett Packard Enterprise. I was given effective guidance from my closest colleagues when I started my placement, this guidance helped me to get up to speed and become a valued member of the team.

8/10

4. How busy were you on a daily basis?

I was kept busy for the majority of my placement year at Hewlett Packard Enterprise and would always have a number of tasks to keep me busy on a daily basis. I was especially busy when working on engagements with customers as I would take part in meetings and calls with the customer on a regular basis.

8/10

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

I was given a lot of responsibilities shortly after starting my placement year at Hewlett Packard Enterprise. The high level or responsibility that I was given provided me with the opportunity to prove myself to the teams I worked with. Examples of responsibilities included frequently liaising with the customer and contributing to meetings with/without the customer.

9/10

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

During my time at Hewlett Packard Enterprise I worked with networks on a number of occasions. Through this work I discovered that I have a keen interest in pursuing a career in networking. At the start of my internship I decided to enrol myself on a Hewlett Packard Enterprise networking course which enabled me to further develop my skills in networking.

9/10

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The Organisation

7. What was the general atmosphere in your office?

The atmosphere in the Hewlett Packard Enterprise Office was professional, friendly and productive. Everyone was busy with their own work but would always be happy to lend a hand and provide support if you were having difficulties with anything work-related. Every Hewlett Packard Enterprise Office that I visited during my internship provided a comfortable environment to work in.

9/10

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

The internship was set up well which made it easy to get settled into my role quickly. In the first week of my internship I was provided with a Handover document which thoroughly explained the processes and tasks that required completing after joining Hewlett Packard Enterprise. In addition to this, I also set a number of short, medium and long term goals with my manager in the first month to achieve during my time at Hewlett Packard Enterprise.

8/10

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

Hewlett Packard Enterprise offer a wide range of training in all areas of IT, the training is in the format of an online course. Most of these online courses come with an accreditation/certification exam so you gain a qualification. The courses are free to sign up to and interns are encouraged to sign up for any courses that interest them.

8/10

10. What were the perks on your work placement?

  • Subsidised Canteen
  • Sports and Social Club
  • National Travel
  • International Travel
  • Company Parties/Events
  • Staff Sales/Staff Shop
  • Working from home
  • Healthcare/Dental
10/10

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

Hewlett Packard Enterprise run a graduate scheme, there is no guarantee of a place on the graduate scheme but completing a successful internship at Hewlett Packard Enterprise should help you stand out from the crowd when applying. There is a large variety of roles on the graduate scheme which make it a very appealing organisation for future employment.

8/10

Social

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

There is a large intern community at Hewlett Packard Enterprise, the intern community occasionally arranged social events and activities.

5/10

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

I cannot comment as I commuted to the office during my internship at Hewlett Packard Enterprise.

5/10

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

I cannot comment as I commuted to the office during my internship at Hewlett Packard Enterprise.

5/10

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

Hewlett Packard Enterprise encourage all employees to get involved in volunteering and charity events. Two of the charities that Hewlett Packard Enterprise support are The Princes Trust and Cancer Research UK. All placement students have the opportunity to take part in volunteering opportunities such as the Palace to Palace and Three Peaks Challenge.

8/10

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