Late Trading Assistant at TUI UK

Duration
Placement Year (10 Months+)
Region
Luton South East
Review Date
Salary
£14,000 - £15,999
Roles
Travel and Tourism

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6.9/10

The Role
8.5
Organisation
7.0

Socialising

4.5

The Role

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

I enjoyed my time at TUI in Commercial. So much so that i applied for and secured a job in their Coventry office which has allowed me to stay working for the business!

7/10

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

There is a great social scene at TUI - and in my experience even the GM's join in and get their wallets out! I dont think that happens everywhere!?

8/10

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

Training an development is really understood at TUI. facilities are first class and there is plently of time dedicated to your develoment throughout your placement. The first 3 weeks are a little intense!

8/10

4. How busy were you on a daily basis?

Working in trading means you constantly have a new issue to resolve.

10/10

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

Responsibility was introduced in stages.

8/10

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

I am now more likely to apply for roles in fields i would never have considered before. I now realise the benefits of working for a large company in in terms of Development opportunities.

10/10

The Organisation

7. What was the general atmosphere in your office?

Trading is a serious environment and the atmosphere reflects that. Work hard, play hard.

5/10

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

The placement is managed and supported by people who work in 'real role' within the department. I feel it would benefit from more HR resource and money.

8/10

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

I do not feel short changed by my time at TUI, however if you apply dont expect your development to come on a plate. If you dont seak it out yourself, get the time to get around and meet new people, your likely to sit behind a desk for a year and not get to meet the wider business!

8/10

10. What were the perks on your work placement?

  • Subsidised Canteen
  • International Travel
  • Company Parties/Events
  • Staff Sales/Staff Shop
4/10

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

I am still currently working for TUI in a different role P/t while at uni. I would really like to work for TUI Travel upon graduating.

10/10

Social

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

Limited - depends what you want from the scheme.

4/10

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

Very cheap! £250 pcm rent and walk to work.

10/10

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

Lived in a residential area and Luton of an evening really isn't appealing!

2/10

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

Not that i can remember.

2/10