R&D intern

by Church & Dwight

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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 really enjoyed my placement


  • 2. To what extent did you feel valued by your colleagues?
  • I felt very valued by all my colleagues.


  • 3. To what extent were you given support and guidance by management/your supervisor(s)?
  • I was given a lot of support and guidance by everyone in the company.


  • 4. How busy were you on a daily basis?
  • I was often busy but there was sometimes periods of really busy or less work, i assume this is the same in all companies.


  • 5. How much responsibility were you given during your placement?
  • I was given as much responsibility as they though I could handle.


  • 6. To what extent did/will the skills you developed, and training you received, assist you in your degree studies and beyond?
  • They will really help me in my final year and even more when I have finished my degree and need to find a job.


    The Company

  • 7. What was the general atmosphere in your office?
  • Everyone was always quite busy but it was usually lively and everyone was friendly and happy.


  • 8. How well organised was the overall work placement or internship set up?
  • As I was one of the first placement students the placement wasn't as organised as I am sure it will be now.


  • 9. In terms of personal training and development, to what extent did the company or firm invest in you?
  • Any relevant training that was going on, I could get involved in. I always felt invested in.


  • 10. What were the perks on your work placement?
  • Financial Bonus

    Company Parties/Events

    Staff Sales/Staff Shop



  • 11. How appealing are future employment prospects within the organisation?
  • I really enjoyed working for Church & Dwight and would consider working for them again in the future if the opportunity arose. Although I would also like to get experience working in another company to broaden my skills and knowledge.


    The Culture

  • 12. Was there a good social scene amongst any fellow placement students/colleagues?
  • There were very few placement students when I started so the social scene was none existent. However I know that this has improved a lot as there are currently a lot more placement students. I also made very good friends with colleagues in my department and spent many weekends and evenings at social events with them.


  • 13. What was the cost of living and socialising in the area you worked in?
  • Folkestone was relatively cheap and most people lived there. Although Canterbury was the nearest student town and this was quite expensive.


  • 14. What was the Nightlife like in the area you worked?
  • The town where the site is does not have much nightlife but Canterbury is the nearest student city and had plenty of clubs and bars. This was only a train ride away


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


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Placement Year (10 Months+)

South East

September 2017

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