Marketing at Eaton

Placement Year (10 Months+)
Review Date

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The Role
The Company
The Culture

The Role

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

I really enjoyed the experience. I have learned a lot during my time at Eaton, made really good friends. I will be sad to leave.
4 /5

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

Treated and respected as any other employee at Eaton.
4 /5

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

My supervisor would always provide support all I needed to do was ask.
4 /5

4. How busy were you on a daily basis?

Very busy, I have enjoyed working in tight deadlines.
5 /5

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

A lot more responsibility than I originally expected before started this placement. I was given high demand and responsibility projects and was surprised at how trusted I was.
4 /5

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

The skills I have learned will be invaluable. They have made me grow and develop into a more rounded individual and I have significantly improved many skills such as interpersonal skills. I have also improved the skills required to my degree which will give me an advantage at university which I wouldn't have if I didn't take this placement.
5 /5

The Company

7. What was the general atmosphere in your office?

Really friendly, everyone was nice, chatty and welcoming.
3 /5

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

Really well organised. Interns attended many training days in order for us to learn and developed valuable skills needed in the workplace. This was very helpful and also allowed us to travel around to the over Eaton sites.
5 /5

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

Eaton spends a lot of money on the interns, which we can tell. The interns attended various training days, which allowed us to learn and develop our skills which will be very useful both at university and when working in the future.
4 /5

10. What were the perks on your work placement?

  • There were no perks with this Placement Year
1 /5

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

Very appealing,
3 /5

The Culture

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

Yes, I have made really good friends this year. Not only in my site but also during training days all the interns from Eaton meet up. I lived with other interns at my site, so we spent a lot of time together.
3 /5

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

Living cost is relatively cheap.
2 /5

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

I worked at the Cwmbran site so there was no nightlife in the direct area, but myself and the other interns lived in Newport which is close to Cardiff. Cardiff has a great nightlife.
3 /5

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

Yes, we often had social events outside of work.
3 /5