Regional Business Analyst at Cummins

Placement Year (10 Months+)
Wellingborough West Midlands
Review Date
£18,000 - £19,999
Business Analytics

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The Role



The Role

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

The role itself was interesting and I've realised that is something I want to do in the future, have gained new skills which I should be able to apply in my further studies and after uni jobs. However, lack of social life has made the whole experience not so enjoyable.


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

I've fit well in the team and the team itself was wonderful - loads of jokes and laughs in the office, everyone is friendly and willing to help.


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

My manager was really supportive and flexible, would always take into accounts my preferences and dislikes, give guidance and try to involve me in projects I am interested in.


4. How busy were you on a daily basis?

It varied from week to week, some weeks were really busy, some not so much.


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


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

I've received quite a lot of training in Project Management, Business Analysis and 6 Sigma, have also learned a lot about new tools and systems.


The Organisation

7. What was the general atmosphere in your office?

As I've mentioned before, colleagues are funny and love sarcasm, so there is no sad day in the office.


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

Since I'm the first placement student in such role in this location, at first it felt like there was no plan what I was supposed to do, however, throughout the year it became clearer what I am supposed to do. I am sure though that for students after me, it will be more structured.


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

My manager involved me in the main trainings that full-time employees and business analysts undertake.


10. What were the perks on your work placement?

  • Flexi Time
  • International Travel
  • Working from home

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

In the location I've worked, definitely not a place for a young person to settle. However, in other locations, the future prospects are quite good, quite a few possibilities of travel and opportunities to relocate abroad.



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

Without me, there was only 1 more placement student/graduate, so was not a good atmosphere for students. Colleagues also were not keen to hang out after work.


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

Cost of living was quite expensive, considering it was a small town. There are barely any places to socialise so did not spend much money on that.


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

Non existent.


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

There is a sports and social club but it is not very active.