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Rating

2.9/5
  • The Role
    3.6
  • The Company
    3.1
  • The Culture
    1.5

    The Role

  • 1. To what extent did you enjoy your work placement or internship?
  • Very much so.

    4/5

  • 2. To what extent did you feel valued by your colleagues?
  • Sometimes felt a little bit under appreciated, especially when covering a large workload

    2/5

  • 3. To what extent were you given support and guidance by management/your supervisor(s)?
  • They helped me within my profession but did not encourage me to do things outside of that.

    4/5

  • 4. How busy were you on a daily basis?
  • Very, I covered a lot of ground and held a lot of responsibilities within my daily workload including finance on top of my daily channel duties. I also helped the producers with alot of their organisation & became one of the champions of our new IT systems.

    5/5

  • 5. How much responsibility were you given during your placement?
  • A large amount, there were big changes within our department and towards the end I was the longest standing member of staff apart from my supervisor.

    3/5

  • 6. To what extent did/will the skills you developed, and training you received, assist you in your degree studies and beyond?
  • My training has left me with a very well adapted skillset! This will help my achieve my best in the final year of my degree!

    5/5

    The Company

  • 7. What was the general atmosphere in your office?
  • The office was really energetic and full of producers who all enjoyed chatting and having a laugh with each other, we all kept up each other morale by bringing in sweet treats and other lovely things to keep up going!

    4/5

  • 8. How well organised was the overall work placement or internship set up?
  • My training was done very promptly and helped me learn a lot of skills that I needed for my every day working balance. However HR were a little bit slow in responding as to whether thy received my paperwork.

    4/5

  • 9. In terms of personal training and development, to what extent did the company or firm invest in you?
  • They gave me ample opportunity within my own job role (switching channels atc) however there was not a lot of investment in me exploring the more creative avenues which were offered to me on a regular basis .

    4/5

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

    Company Parties/Events

    Staff Sales/Staff Shop

    2/5

  • 11. How appealing are future employment prospects within the organisation?
  • I was originally offered some freelance work upon leaving, however this option was never chased up which I found to be a real shame. I could apply to do work within a different team after making some good contact there but as of yet I am unsure.

    2/5

    The Culture

  • 12. Was there a good social scene amongst any fellow placement students/colleagues?
  • Yes there was although due to my workload ( I was busier than alot of the other interns) I was not able to join them for lunch very often as I couldnt get away from the workload/ had to cover while other took their lunch.

    3/5

  • 13. What was the cost of living and socialising in the area you worked in?
  • I lived from home, however my railcard cost my almost £200 a month and due to my course not having a placement year I also had to pay council tax despite living with other students and still returning to my studies. It is very expensive in Central London and my bank balance suffered.

    1/5

  • 14. What was the Nightlife like in the area you worked?
  • It was substantial, however our team were a littl older than myself and therefore were not really the 'nightlife' sort of people apart from the christmas party.

    2/5

  • 15. Were there many opportunities to get involved in activities outside of work?
  • Due to my workload and being advised by management, I was not able to really get away from the office to pursue these, despite other interns in my team being aloud to.

    1/5

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Placement Year (10 Months+)

Film/Photography, Media

28th July 2016


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