Placement Student at BAT

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Duration
Placement Year (10 Months+)
Region
Southampton South East
Review Date
Salary
£14,000 - £15,999
Roles
Consumer Products/FMCG

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6.6/10

The Role
7.2
Organisation
7.2

Socialising

5.0

The Role

Role Description

Cigarette R&D

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

Mostly varied interesting work in which I was learning .

At times I was more of a production line member (but alongside management grade employee) as everyone pitched in for a specific project, or just spending far to long slogging through reports plus the odd patch of downtime twiddling my thumbs.

7/10

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

I was free to make suggestions which were listened to and given a good amount of responsibility throughout the year.

9/10

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

Regular reviews and feedback from my manger in a structured program which all the students follow.

7/10

4. How busy were you on a daily basis?

Very variable work load with some dead periods while waiting for external providers. Equally I was never overworked and the entire team was very relaxed.

6/10

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

I was given many smaller projects but with a considerable degree of management oversight.

7/10

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

7/10

The Organisation

7. What was the general atmosphere in your office?

Relaxed and easy-going both in the open plan office and in meetings. However it is quite a mature office.

6/10

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

8/10

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

Plenty of opportunity to work in areas I was interested in and were relevant to my degree

8/10

10. What were the perks on your work placement?

  • Flexi Time
  • Subsidised Canteen
  • Sports and Social Club
  • Subsidised/Company Gym
  • National Travel
  • Financial Bonus
  • Company Parties/Events
  • Staff Sales/Staff Shop
  • Healthcare/Dental
5/10

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

9/10

Social

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

A dozen or so placement students make it easy.

6/10

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

Cheap for the South.

5/10

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

Two big unis mean there's always something going on.

6/10

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

Some sporting activities.

3/10