Visual Merchandising Intern at L'Oreal

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Duration
Placement Year (10 Months+)
Region
Hammersmith Central London and City
Review Date
Salary
£18,000 - £19,999
Roles
Design Marketing Retail Sales

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7.7/10

The Role
8.7
Organisation
8.0

Socialising

5.8

The Role

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

I have thoroughly enjoyed my placement at L'Oreal. I was placed into brand L'Oreal Paris and really enjoyed the fast paced environment of CPD. I have opportunity to work on end-to-end process of some key projects for the brand and I have really enjoyed seeing results in-store!

9/10

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

My team made me feel very welcome from the start. I had a great introduction to the role and I have felt like a valued member of the team throughout.

9/10

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

My line manager was very supportive throughout. We have weekly 1-1 catchup's where I can raise any concerns over workload or ask to be involved in other projects and she always did what was possible to make sure I got the most out of my placement.

9/10

4. How busy were you on a daily basis?

In Visual Merchandising it can get very busy towards deadlines and more relaxed at other times which was great as I have had time to go in-stores and look at our own work as well as competitors. Most days I feel I had the perfect balance of work, occasionally if my work load did get to high my team were happy to help out.

8/10

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

I have managed some big projects in permanent and promotional merchandising including rollouts, stand makeovers and eventing. I was trusted to manage projects independently which really helped expand my skillset and I had opportunity to understand more regarding cost implications of business decisions and how brands add value and grow within competitive markets.

8/10

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

Being in a business environment has helped to understand theoretical content into practice. I feel the biggest skills I have developed and can take away from my placement are my communication and organizational skills which were fundamental to my role. I was also given opportunities to present in-front of senior management which I can apply in University projects and beyond.

9/10

The Organisation

7. What was the general atmosphere in your office?

I felt people were friendly and approachable day-to-day.

8/10

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

I was offered placement quite quickly after assessment centre and got offer letter through and contract quite seamlessly.

8/10

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

I felt my team invested a lot into me to make sure I got what I wanted from the placement.

8/10

10. What were the perks on your work placement?

  • Company Parties/Events
  • Staff Sales/Staff Shop
8/10

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

I would definitely consider returning to work for L'Oreal after University.

8/10

Social

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

Intern social's were organized on regular basis and sometimes had event and celebrations with colleague's after work.

7/10

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

Living/socialising in London is expensive but wage and Student Loan helped.

3/10

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

The is a pub which L'Oreal staff use to socialize but there are also some good pubs in Hammersmith area.

7/10

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

Mainly celebrations events and socials.

6/10