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Rating

4.2/5
  • The Role
    4.9
  • The Company
    3.7
  • The Culture
    3.8

Role Description

Preparation of customer quotations, supporting the commercial team on sales and business analysis, maintaining the company website, producing company literature, market research.

    The Role

  • 1. To what extent did you enjoy your work placement or internship?
  • I enjoyed every minute of my time at Prysmian. I couldn't have wished for a better company to have spent my placement with.

    5/5

  • 2. To what extent did you feel valued by your colleagues?
  • Right through my 12 months with Prysmian I was treated like a full time employee.

    5/5

  • 3. To what extent were you given support and guidance by management/your supervisor(s)?
  • During my first few weeks there was a hand over period with the student I was replacing. During this time I received extensive training from the previous student which set me up the get the most out of my placement year. throughout my placement I received guidance from my mentor and was encouraged to ask for help if I felt I needed support.

    5/5

  • 4. How busy were you on a daily basis?
  • I was busy on a daily basis, I had several marketing commitments and monthly tasks to complete if it was a slow day in the commercial department.

    5/5

  • 5. How much responsibility were you given during your placement?
  • I had the sole responsibility of maintaining the company's website and uploading new content. I was dealing with long established customers on a daily basis sending high value quotations. I represented the company at a railway expedition in the Excel area, London.

    5/5

  • 6. To what extent did/will the skills you developed, and training you received, assist you in your degree studies and beyond?
  • I was able to increase on my business & commercial knowledge. I will also be able to take the experience of maintaining a company website forward in my studies and future employment. I now feel I am proficient in SAP and Microsoft office which should make me more employable moving forward.

    5/5

    The Company

  • 7. What was the general atmosphere in your office?
  • Relaxed atmosphere with regular quizzes at lunch time. However everyone was professional throughout the office.

    5/5

  • 8. How well organised was the overall work placement or internship set up?
  • Well organised and I was able to get everything out of the placement that I wanted.

    4/5

  • 9. In terms of personal training and development, to what extent did the company or firm invest in you?
  • In my first few weeks I received extensive training from the previous student. I was sent on several product training sessions, sent on a website training course and was asked to represent the company at a rail exhibition. I also had the opportunity to visit the company's UK headquarters in Southampton.

    5/5

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

    National Travel

    Above 25 days holiday

    3/5

  • 11. How appealing are future employment prospects within the organisation?
  • No positions available in the Wrexham commercial department unless any full time employees leave the company. There is a a graduate scheme which involves two years away from the UK.

    3/5

    The Culture

  • 12. Was there a good social scene amongst any fellow placement students/colleagues?
  • Very good social scene with various meals out, trips to the cinema and recently went to Chester races for the day,

    5/5

  • 13. What was the cost of living and socialising in the area you worked in?
  • I lived at home during my placement year however the Wrexham night out was relatively cheap compared to other areas in the UK.

    4/5

  • 14. What was the Nightlife like in the area you worked?
  • Only did a couple nights out in Wrexham where all the venues are close together. Most of the socialising was done in Chester which was always a fun night out.

    4/5

  • 15. Were there many opportunities to get involved in activities outside of work?
  • Five a side football on a weekly basis. One of the other students learnt Spanish at the Glyndwr (Wrexham) university.

    3/5

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Details

Placement Year (10 Months+)

Marketing, Sales

1st August 2016


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