PR Intern at L'Oreal

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Duration
Placement Year (10 Months+)
Region
Hammersmith Central London and City
Review Date
Salary
£18,000 - £19,999
Roles
Administration/Secretarial Consumer Products/FMCG Fashion Marketing Media

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8.5/10

The Role
8.8
Organisation
8.6

Socialising

7.8

The Role

Role Description

• Get fully involved in the day-to-day running of the Press Office, support senior team, and put into place systems to help the organisation of the department;
• Full responsibility for NCOs and stock replenishment. Manage product orders including pre-series and product for cupboards. Update line manager with any stock issues. Ensure product cupboards are stocked;
• Managing product mailouts;
• Get fully involved in brainstorms for events, gifts, press packs etc;
• Manage PR coverage on a daily basis and implement a ‘best practice’ system – including logging, scanning and filing all coverage. Compiling monthly media coverage reports;
• Help organise press events, press trips and desk visits;
• Management of Digital Strategy – 1. Research on key bloggers and liaise with them on a regular basis for update on new launches; 2. Compiling monthly Digital Report.
• Get fully involved in the make-up artists’ credit strategy – meet make-up artists on a regular basis for product update and monitor closely make up credits results.

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

I am currently in my 2nd month of my internship, but so far i am really enjoying the experience.

9/10

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

I feel interns a L'Oreal are highly valued and are treated the same as permanent members of the team.

8/10

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

I have been set objectives that will be revieved at the end of the year. These objectives are very useful as a target and I ensure I am on track on a weekly basis.

9/10

4. How busy were you on a daily basis?

As I am in a team of 2 there is always plenty to get on with. Depending on the time of year and what is launching reflects how busy I am but there are always day to day requests and projects to get on with.

10/10

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

Again, as I am in a team of 2 I feel I am getting great exposure within the PR industry and am getting greater experience in comparison to an average intern. This is something I am really enjoying and thriving on. For example - I have been able to attend international press trips.

7/10

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

I am achieving great skills within this placement. As a graduate I will use the skills in my next role and beyond.

10/10

The Organisation

7. What was the general atmosphere in your office?

A really balanced atmosphere of professionalism but a happy environment at all times.

7/10

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

I cannot falter the set of the internship. it was very well orgainised and promptly set up.

10/10

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

So far I have been invited to other departmental training and meetings with HR which is great.

7/10

10. What were the perks on your work placement?

  • Subsidised Canteen
  • Company Parties/Events
  • Staff Sales/Staff Shop
10/10

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

I would certainly be interested in pro longing my career at L'Oreal after my internship ends.

9/10

Social

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

it was great to meet other LPD interns at a lunch organised my HR.

10/10

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

Average for central London.

6/10

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

A few nice bars, more variety into central London.

7/10

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

yes, nuermous emails provide opportuities at L'Oreal. Such as the choir and yoga.

8/10