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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 have had a great year and been offered many opportunities. A workplace that really makes you work!


  • 2. To what extent did you feel valued by your colleagues?
  • I have not only made connections that will benefit me in the future but I have made true friends for life.


  • 3. To what extent were you given support and guidance by management/your supervisor(s)?
  • I had a very strong relationship with my managers. They always ensured I was being pushed to my limits but supporting me in the process. I had monthly 1-2-1's to access my progress and improvement.


  • 4. How busy were you on a daily basis?
  • Completely fluctuates on season, what customer your dealing with, current state of the account, your particular role. However, if you want to be busy you can be busy, there is always work to do!


  • 5. How much responsibility were you given during your placement?
  • I was given a lot of responsibility! Mainly towards the end of placement when my customer and managers had faith that I knew exactly what I was doing. By the end of the year I was able to solely manage and run the account on my own.


  • 6. To what extent did/will the skills you developed, and training you received, assist you in your degree studies and beyond?
  • On a huge scale. Not only have I gained life experience, I have gained motivation for when I go back as I have seen where I want to be and finishing my final year is a stepping stone in the right direction. Working customer facing has taught me so many people management skills and behavior management. Skills that will benefit me for life.


    The Company

  • 7. What was the general atmosphere in your office?
  • I worked from 2 offices. Lehman Brothers and Channel 4. My Lehman Brothers office was quite quiet as the amount of teams there is constantly reducing as a result of the administration, it was a very corporate environment. However, Channel 4 was very vibrant and bubbly! Great Atmosphere. Great Balance to be exposed to both!


  • 8. How well organised was the overall work placement or internship set up?
  • Took Computacenter a while to decide where we were going to be based which created a bit of uncertainty at the beginning. However, all worked out in the end and once on placement it was fine.


  • 9. In terms of personal training and development, to what extent did the company or firm invest in you?
  • I was very much invested in. I gained my industry recognised ITIL v3 Foundation qualification and I was allowed to attend any training courses I wanted too without question.


  • 10. What were the perks on your work placement?
  • Flexi Time

    Working from home


  • 11. How appealing are future employment prospects within the organisation?
  • I would love to come back and work for Computacenter and I am leaving with an offer from my boss to do just that.


    The Culture

  • 12. Was there a good social scene amongst any fellow placement students/colleagues?
  • We were all very close! Had a whatsapp group and always went out for dinner/drinks.


  • 13. What was the cost of living and socialising in the area you worked in?
  • I worked in Canary Wharf and Westminster, London. Therefore quite expensive.


  • 14. What was the Nightlife like in the area you worked?
  • City of London! Great times.


  • 15. Were there many opportunities to get involved in activities outside of work?
  • We have many charity events which I always attended! & The boys all joined a work football team which was great.


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Placement Year (10 Months+)

Accountancy, Administration/Secretarial, Banking - Commercial, Business Management, Financial Management, Information Technology

Central London and City

June 2017

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