Internal Communications Intern at The Body Shop

Duration
Placement Year (10 Months+)
Region
East Croydon Greater London
Review Date
Salary
£18,000 - £19,999
Roles
Public Relations Surveying

8.1/10

The Role
9.3
Organisation
7.4

Socialising

7.0

The Role

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

I had a fantastic experience at The Body Shop, especially in my team.

9/10

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

I was lucky to have a small, close knit team. This meant that the work I completed was essential and made me feel extremely valued!

10/10

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

My manager was great in supporting the work I enjoyed and wanted to do. I was able to explore different areas and projects with the support of my line manager.

10/10

4. How busy were you on a daily basis?

I would say that my workload at times was probably too much however looking back I don't think I would choose to change that. Our small team was managing many projects at once which was challenging and at times overwhelming but it made it very exciting and gave me a lot of opportunities.

10/10

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

Due to the majority of the year my team only being 3 people, it meant that I had a significant amount of responsibility. I had my own lead projects and had an important role within our team

8/10

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

Although my degree and placement aren't necessarily related I feel I've come away with enhanced skills that will help me through life in general. I also learnt lots of new skills due to my team being so techy!

9/10

The Organisation

7. What was the general atmosphere in your office?

Generally the atmosphere was good & positive! There was a significant amount of uncertainty during my placement which lead to a more strained working environment. However, the people who work at The Body Shop are all lovely and amazing colleagues which is reflected in the working environment.

8/10

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

The placement was organised well, having there been a number of years of the programme being up and running. There were good opportunities for us organised throughout the year such as a intern swap, talk about the grad schemes. Overall the interns were really left to their teams to manage!

8/10

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

6/10

10. What were the perks on your work placement?

  • Subsidised/Company Gym
  • Company Parties/Events
  • Staff Sales/Staff Shop
7/10

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

I would love to work for The Body Shop again if I could! Unfortunately there is no grad scheme in the stream that I would apply for but I would definitely look for a job there in the future!

8/10

Social

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

The social scene was quite good. There were socials every month or so whether that be a quiz, drinks or a party. People would generally go for drinks in their teams each week

8/10

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

I'm not sure about the cost of living as I commuted from my family home but to socialise I would say it is standard London pricing!

7/10

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

6/10

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

7/10