The Insight week at Danone allowed me to gain a bigger understand of not only how Danone works but also how the market it operates in works (FMCG). We had a lot of presentations and interactive sessions with members of the company. Furthermore, the experience also allowed me to increase my network as I met people with similar interest to me.
During the sessions, members at Danone would ask us for our opinions of different topics and to give feedback on sessions. I felt like I had a voice when I was there.
We were always with members which told us what work we needed to complete and they were always around to make sure that we could get their help. Moreover, after the insight, the coordinator sent to all of us the powerpoint which were used during the insight.
The skills have allowed me to become a better Campus Brand Ambassador at my university. Also, the teamwork skills were very useful as it has helped me to become more familiar to the workplace and meeting a lot of new people.
I felt the insight had too many free time and I believe they should have filled them with more ice breakers at the beginning. However with that said I was satisfied with the 3 day program overall.
Most of the other candidates were very friendly which really helped when trying to fell at ease. In addition, the Danone workers were very warm and welcoming, allowing me to feel happier and to perform better when there.
With the time given, there was sufficient exercises and presentations which allowed us to develop as employees.
Not fully but this is due to it being simply an insight. I understood everybody's role and what they did but it did not allow us to have a full understand of what it would be like to work in the firm.
Being allowed to walk around the offices freely and talking to employees there you could understand the good "vibes" one could get while working there. Common areas are really modern and user friendly, with enough activities which can be used to blow of steam.
It was as now I will be applying for internships at not only Danone but other big FMCG companies as I enjoyed the culture.
Fully reimbursed for all expenses. Plus will get payed if meet targets via vouchers given by Danone.
Networking did not extend beyond other CBMs and the team that worked with us. However all the CBMs were in the same hotel which allowed us to create good connections.
They were friendly, enjoyable and productive.
Yes they mentioned you could become part of sport teams. Plus being on a office site where there are many other firms, there were many opportunities on offer. For example, during lunch you could see people playing sports or participating in activities.
Yes, it is a good experience as it allows you to understand what FMCG firms do as well as feeling part of the company.
Insight / Vacation Scheme (< 4 Weeks)
23rd October 2017