Trainee Commercial Manager at Marks & Spencer

Duration
Placement Year (10 Months+)
Region
Manchester North West
Review Date
Salary
£16,000 - £17,999
Roles
Business Management

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7.9/10

The Role

8.0

Organisation

8.2

Socialising

7.2

The Role

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

I thoroughly enjoyed my time working at Marks and Spencer.

8/10

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

The people working throughout M&S are genuinely lovely people. I felt valued by each team I worked with in every store I visited

7/10

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

As part of the programme you move around a lot therefore deal with many different managers. Each provides support and guidance when required. Each grad is also given a mentor - mine went above and beyond what was required.

9/10

4. How busy were you on a daily basis?

how busy you are depends on how driven you are to learn! There are exceptionally busy times - particularly around Christmas though on a day to day basis it is manageable. No two days are the same

8/10

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

Delegated projects regularly

8/10

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

I have very much developed personally as well as academically. I am grateful for the time and investment from M&S which will aid me once I return to university

8/10

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The Organisation

7. What was the general atmosphere in your office?

9/10

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

Generally, the placement is very well organised and managed. Naturally, there is a lot of movement through out the business which may disrupt your initial plan. However, nothing too detrimental

9/10

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

There are many workshops in which you can attend provided by M&S - the resources are definitely there you just need to utilise them

8/10

10. What were the perks on your work placement?

  • Flexi Time
  • Subsidised Canteen
  • Subsidised/Company Gym
  • Financial Bonus
  • Staff Sales/Staff Shop
5/10

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

I will definitely return to M&S

10/10

Social

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

I had a very good relationship with other grads and we regularly went out and socialised

8/10

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

Manchester Central - I commuted in so cost of living was ok

9/10

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

8/10

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

not really

4/10

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