Garment Technologist Admin Assistant at ASOS

Placement Year (10 Months+)
Camden Central London and City
Review Date
£12,000 - £13,999


The Role



The Role

Role Description

Fitting garments on a model, approving testing, ethics, general admin, liaising with suppliers, working with the buyers and ensuring that five departments ran smoothly.

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

I thoroughly enjoyed my time at ASOS, I gained so much valuable hands on experience.


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

I felt like I was really part of the team and a permanent member of staff, not just an intern.


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

My manager gave me loads of support throughout the year, and now when I have left on my final year dissertation.


4. How busy were you on a daily basis?

I was very busy during certain times of the day, then during quite periods I was able to get all my work done including projects.


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

I had a huge amount of responsibility due to looking after many departments and my manager had other work commitments.


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

What I learnt while on placement really put my studies into context. And I have made some very useful contacts for my final year dissertation.


The Organisation

7. What was the general atmosphere in your office?

Everyone worked extremely hard but we also knew how to have fun and when. We all loved our jobs so the atmosphere was relaxed and enjoyable.


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

The internship program was very thought out and useful, we really felt part of the team and valued.


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

They invested a lot of time in training me up so I was able to do the job level above the placement role and duties.


10. What were the perks on your work placement?

  • Flexi Time
  • Financial Bonus
  • Company Parties/Events
  • Staff Sales/Staff Shop

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

I have been advised I have a place when I graduate, but as of yet I have not received it in writing,



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

Yes, every Friday my team got together outside of work.


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

Very expensive! I lived at Kings Cross and what I was paid just covered my rent so not much left for bills or socialising.


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

There is always something going on in Camden so we found things to do.


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

There were charity events to get involved in.