Sales Support at Hewlett Packard Enterprise

Duration
Placement Year (10 Months+)
Region
Bracknell South West
Review Date
Salary
£14,000 - £15,999
Roles
Business Analytics Information Technology Sales

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7.5/10

The Role
8.3
Organisation
7.0

Socialising

7.0

The Role

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

I've thoroughly enjoyed my internship year at HPE. They're a fantastic, credible organisation to work for and have such an open culture; everyone is so friendly and welcoming. I have learnt so much on my year here and would no question do it again and recommend it to anyone looking for a placement themselves.

8/10

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

I felt like a permanent, incremental member of staff in my team. I felt of importance and as though my efforts are detrimental to the team.

9/10

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

With monthly 1:1s, my manager made every effort to make the most of my year here.

8/10

4. How busy were you on a daily basis?

There were peaks and troughs in my workload as I'd inherit projects and other days I would purely be working from email requests. If I was dead on my feet I could happily go back to my manager and ask for more work

9/10

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

I was given a fair amount of responsibility, but didn't make me feel out of my depth

7/10

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

My organisation and time management has improved massively and I can only hope this continues into my last year of studies and further.

9/10

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The Organisation

7. What was the general atmosphere in your office?

Quite a corporate environment but with an open office you can approach anyone and everyone is always more than happy to help.

6/10

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

With an intern community of over 60, the whole programme is well-run. The business is very receptive to the yearly intake and it's almost like a university atmosphere with the other interns, so you won't be alone!

9/10

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

I have learnt a vast amount of skills whilst on the job. In terms of actual training, this could be improved.

6/10

10. What were the perks on your work placement?

  • Flexi Time
  • Subsidised Canteen
  • National Travel
  • Company Parties/Events
  • Staff Sales/Staff Shop
  • Above 25 days holiday
  • Working from home
7/10

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

Although you do have you reapply to the business onto the graduate scheme even if you've done an internship, this doesn't put me off as I feel i've networked with enough people to secure a place. However with the sales graduate scheme based in Erskine, this is a small concern to me.

7/10

Social

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

Definitely, with over 60 interns, there's a real university spirit. In the first month there is weekly social events; which does continue into the next months but not necessarily on a weekly basis.

8/10

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

From living in London for Uni, Reading and the surrounding Berks area is an affordable place to live and go out.

6/10

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

In Bracknell there isn't one, however most of the interns live in Reading and there's a decent variety there!

7/10

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

Nothing the company really advertises, but I found myself a sports team to join.

7/10

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