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  • The Role
  • The Company
  • The Culture

    The Role

  • 1. To what extent did you enjoy your work placement or internship?
  • A great experience and opportunity to work within a large global organisation


  • 2. To what extent did you feel valued by your colleagues?
  • My efforts were usually well received by my collagues and customers.


  • 3. To what extent were you given support and guidance by management/your supervisor(s)?
  • Good guidance from manager and placement tutor providing support when required and valuable career lessons.


  • 4. How busy were you on a daily basis?
  • Enough work to challenge, sometimes busy due to others unrealistic expectations


  • 5. How much responsibility were you given during your placement?
  • Service owner for a company wide system supporting its entire userbase


  • 6. To what extent did/will the skills you developed, and training you received, assist you in your degree studies and beyond?
  • gained a routine, insight to how the company works and industry recognised qualifications


    The Company

  • 7. What was the general atmosphere in your office?
  • Worked in an overworked team who of often had far too much to do creating pressure to get things done quickly.


  • 8. How well organised was the overall work placement or internship set up?
  • Neither outstanding or poor


  • 9. In terms of personal training and development, to what extent did the company or firm invest in you?
  • Industry recognised software qualification course and exam paid for, plus internal courses


  • 10. What were the perks on your work placement?
  • Subsidised Canteen

    Subsidised/Company Gym

    Financial Bonus

    Company Parties/Events

    Above 25 days holiday

    Healthcare from home


  • 11. How appealing are future employment prospects within the organisation?
  • A newish graduate scheme beginning to establish and expand


    The Culture

  • 12. Was there a good social scene amongst any fellow placement students/colleagues?
  • No other placement students in the office but sociable colleagues made it ok


  • 13. What was the cost of living and socialising in the area you worked in?
  • Average for the South West


  • 14. What was the Nightlife like in the area you worked?
  • London easily commutable though


  • 15. Were there many opportunities to get involved in activities outside of work?
  • work socials and gym


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Placement Year (10 Months+)

Business Analytics, Customer Service, Information Technology

Greater London

17th October 2011

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