Rating

6.9/10

109 reviews

  • The Role
    8.5
  • Organisation
    7.0
  • Socialising
    4.5
  1. To what extent did you enjoy your work placement or internship?
  2. 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

  3. To what extent did you feel valued by your colleagues?
  4. 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

  5. To what extent were you given support and guidance by management/your supervisor(s)?
  6. 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

  7. How busy were you on a daily basis?
  8. Working in trading means you constantly have a new issue to resolve.

    10/10

  9. How much responsibility were you given during your placement?
  10. Responsibility was introduced in stages.

    8/10

  11. To what extent did/will the skills you developed, and training you received, assist you in your degree studies and beyond?
  12. 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

  13. What was the general atmosphere in your office?
  14. Trading is a serious environment and the atmosphere reflects that. Work hard, play hard.

    5/10

  15. How well organised was the overall work placement or internship set up?
  16. 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

  17. In terms of personal training and development, to what extent did the company or firm invest in you?
  18. 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

  19. What were the perks on your work placement?
  20. Subsidised Canteen

    International Travel

    Company Parties/Events

    Staff Sales/Staff Shop

    4/10

  21. How appealing are future employment prospects within the organisation?
  22. 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

  23. Was there a good social scene amongst any fellow placement students/colleagues?
  24. Limited - depends what you want from the scheme.

    4/10

  25. What was the cost of living and socialising in the area you worked in?
  26. Very cheap! £250 pcm rent and walk to work.

    10/10

  27. What was the Nightlife like in the area you worked?
  28. Lived in a residential area and Luton of an evening really isn't appealing!

    2/10

  29. Were there many opportunities to get involved in activities outside of work?
  30. Not that i can remember.

    2/10

  31. In addition to these questions, is there any extra information you would like to leave about your experiences on your work placement that other students may be interested in?


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Placement Year (10 Months+)

Travel and Tourism

South East

13th September 2011

£14,000 - £15,999


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