Digital Marketing Haircare Intern at Unilever

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Duration
Placement Year (10 Months+)
Region
London Greater London
Review Date
Salary
£20,000 - £21,999
Roles
Marketing

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7.1/10

The Role
7.8
Organisation
7.2

Socialising

6.0

The Role

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

I enjoyed the work that I was doing on my placement year a lot. I was working on a range of activities which made the job more interesting. I think once I was stuck into the placement I was able to get more out of the year and enjoy it more (in the second half)!

8/10

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

My colleagues didn't treat me like an intern - including external stakeholders. I was treated like everyone else and my time and efforts were valued.

7/10

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

I had a close relationship with my line manager and could go to her on a day to day basis if I needed to. Else I had weekly meetings with her to catch up on my progress and discuss any issues I had. I felt like I always had someone to go to which is great especially at the start of your placement.

9/10

4. How busy were you on a daily basis?

In the first part of my placement I was not extremely busy, it was more of me supporting my manager and a lot of information absorption. In the latter part, I have been consistently busy in the past few months which has meant I was able to learn a great deal from my placement.

7/10

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

A lot!

8/10

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

A great deal! I have gained great interpersonal skills which will be useful regardless of the degree that I do and the job I go into.

8/10

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The Organisation

7. What was the general atmosphere in your office?

It was great. Although it's the central London atmosphere the location was great and the atmosphere inside the office was casual yet formal at the same time. The combination in atmosphere meant I was able to settle in quickly.

7/10

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

Due to my managers changing there were points at which I felt it could have been set up and organised better however with that said I think for the majority of my placement the set up was good.

6/10

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

My manager worked with me to develop my personal skills where we felt I could improve. This was something she volunteered to do and was not required of her.

6/10

10. What were the perks on your work placement?

  • Flexi Time
  • Subsidised Canteen
  • Subsidised/Company Gym
  • Financial Bonus
  • Company Parties/Events
  • Staff Sales/Staff Shop
  • Working from home
8/10

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

Extremely! I am very interested in returning to Unilever for the Graduate Programme next year.

9/10

Social

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

Yes - we would often organise post work drinks.

7/10

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

Expensive.

7/10

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

Central London - great but a little pricey!

7/10

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

Dove Day & some charity work.

3/10

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