Channel Analyst at Hewlett Packard Enterprise

Duration
Placement Year (10 Months+)
Region
Bracknell South East
Review Date
Salary
£14,000 - £15,999
Roles
Business Analytics Business Intelligence Business Management Financial Management Sales

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8.0/10

The Role
8.3
Organisation
7.4

Socialising

8.2

The Role

Role Description

Providing support in various formats; financial forecasting, business analysis, presentations & event organization to a team and their extended contacts to drive further revenue in the business.

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

Highly enjoyed my placement, offered much more than I expected and I think it has given me a great foundation for finding a future career.

9/10

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

Felt very highly valued, the work I did was always important but occasionally I'd find myself even doing crucial work for high level management. The feedback from these managers and colleagues confirmed it and I felt part of the team throughout the year.

8/10

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

My manager would have meetings with myself to see how I was doing and to understand what I wanted to get out of my time at HPE. As my manager was often out of the office and travelling for business I had a informal mentor who I worked with closely everyday, this was great and she helped hugely by telling me what I was doing well and things I could improve on. I was also assigned a graduate mentor which was great as this gave an insight to someone who was in the next step of their career, allowing me to ask any questions I had about a potential future graduate role.

8/10

4. How busy were you on a daily basis?

To start with everything was quite slow and occasionally I'd have to look for some extra work or ask if I could help my colleagues out in any other way but as I settled into the role and met more people my workload increased.

7/10

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

Like the workload this increased over the course of the year, halfway through my placement I was solely responsible for running a discount process whilst the previous employee's replacement was found. This responsibility was tough and added pressure but I learnt so much from it.

9/10

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

Believe I've learnt far more this year than in my previous years at university and hope it will make my final year more straightforward. I also think the skills I've learnt and the experiences I've had will be a major benefit when applying for jobs post university.

9/10

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The Organisation

7. What was the general atmosphere in your office?

Really positive, open office so could ask questions or speak to anyone at any level.

7/10

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

I was really impressed with the organisation involved and how seamless the transition was. HPE have a great handover process where the last month of the previous interns placement year is spent teaching the new intern their role and helping them settle in.

9/10

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

A lot of time was invested and the training opportunities were endless, was completely down to yourself as to how much training you'd like to do and in what area.

8/10

10. What were the perks on your work placement?

  • Subsidised Canteen
  • Sports and Social Club
  • National Travel
  • Company Parties/Events
  • Staff Sales/Staff Shop
  • Above 25 days holiday
  • Working from home
5/10

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

The employment prospects are extremely appealing, given my time on placement and the personnel I've met I believe this will give me a good chance when potentially applying back as a graduate in 12 months time.

8/10

Social

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

This year we have had roughly 80 interns in our office. This huge number means there is always something going on, for instance we've had a football team running all year and most of the interns live together - just like university.

10/10

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

Given the southern location it's expensive but it's not outrageous.

6/10

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

With almost all the interns living in Reading the nightlife was pretty good, having London nearby on the train meant there were quite a lot of options.

8/10

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

Loads of opportunities from various different sports to endless charity opportunities - even entitled to taking a select amount of days off per month to carry out charity work/events.

9/10

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