Marketing intern at Eaton

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Duration
Placement Year (10 Months+)
Region
Leicestershire Nationwide
Review Date
Salary
£16,000 - £17,999
Roles
Marketing

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7.5/10

The Role
8.7
Organisation
7.0

Socialising

6.5

The Role

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

My placement started off very well, I had the opportunity to develop as a intern. this opportunity was given to me by my line managers Sam Mudge and Ben Rooke, they always encouraged me to step outside my comfort zone which stimulated my development even further.

7/10

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

From the beginning of my placement year I was not treated like an intern, I was treated like a normal respected employee who was viewed as a valued member of the team. This helped me settle into my role and made me feel a lot more comfortable during my placement year. Not once was I patronised by my fellow colleagues which I really appreciated considering the age differences.

8/10

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

Without a doubt Sam has definitely influenced me the most during my placement year, he has managed to find the right balance between keeping our relationship professional but also very open. I have always had the chance to speak to him regarding any of my issues or concerns. Having Sam as my line manager has been an absolute pleasure and I’m glad that my replacement will have someone like him to guide her and help her develop into an employable graduate prospect.

10/10

4. How busy were you on a daily basis?

On a daily basis time flew by every single time, which meant that I was always occupied which I enjoy. On a day to day basis I would assist the Product Management and Marketing team with financial reporting or creating and circulating Product Change Notices.

9/10

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

During my placement I was given a lot responsibility, I had the job of managing a $32,000 to actively communicate and acquire marketing collateral for the new European Wholesale channel worth $200,000,000. This meant that I was in charge of choosing suitable suppliers, articulating a brief managing a budget and delivering projects on time.

9/10

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

I attended the second excel training which was set at the Intermediate level; this involved a lot more foreign concepts and ideas. It was a good learning curve and it has definitely improved my excel skills, which will hopefully help boost my performance whilst using excel. I also managed to learn how to run financial reports using the Business Warehouse Analyzer software. Additionally I attended product management, presentation technique and time management training

9/10

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The Organisation

7. What was the general atmosphere in your office?

the atmosphere in the office is very relaxed and welcoming, absolutely nothing to be scared of

9/10

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

The internship had a clear structure which was followed throughout the year

10/10

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

The company invested in all of the interns as we had regular training sessions.

10/10

10. What were the perks on your work placement?

  • There were no perks with this Placement Year
1/10

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

The future employment prospects within the organisations, are not very clear so it makes it very hard to thoroughly answer this question. Unfortunately there is not a graduate scheme that I am aware of.

5/10

Social

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

n/a

5/10

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

I lived at my University accommodation so it is relatively the same as University accommodations in leicester

7/10

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

Once again I stayed at my University so it was just like being a student.

9/10

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

N/A

5/10

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