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Rating

2.4/5
  • The Role
    3.0
  • The Company
    1.9
  • The Culture
    2.3

    The Role

  • 1. To what extent did you enjoy your work placement or internship?
  • It was hard work, probably the hardest ive ever worked and very long hours but the people i met, things i learned and general experience made trhe bad things disappear

    4/5

  • 2. To what extent did you feel valued by your colleagues?
  • I got on well with all my collegues we were like family in the end and have friends for life

    5/5

  • 3. To what extent were you given support and guidance by management/your supervisor(s)?
  • They were never bothered about us because we were just interns and we thought that was what happened on placement....we were in formed by an outsider that we were treated very badly

    2/5

  • 4. How busy were you on a daily basis?
  • It varied seasonally. When it was busy though we were completly slammed and the H2B workers (temporary workers) the jamaicans didn't come back unitl april and so we had to start the busy season alone with no thanks or praise for doing 2 peoples jobs

    3/5

  • 5. How much responsibility were you given during your placement?
  • I was a server in hotel...enough said but eventually i did the bottling up and trained people throughout the placement

    2/5

  • 6. To what extent did/will the skills you developed, and training you received, assist you in your degree studies and beyond?
  • I feel as a life experience i have learned alot and value my placement immensly but as far as acemdemic learning goes not alot.

    4/5

    The Company

  • 7. What was the general atmosphere in your office?
  • We always had fun but that was because of the other workers and i. [This section of the comment has been removed by a member of the RateMyPlacement Team because it did not meet our site terms and conditions]

    5/5

  • 8. How well organised was the overall work placement or internship set up?
  • They didn't really have a scheme even though they had a leaflet about it...we were just cheap intelligent labour that couldn't leave.

    1/5

  • 9. In terms of personal training and development, to what extent did the company or firm invest in you?
  • They couldn't care less if I didn't learn a thing. A hotel consultant was the only one who listened and he wasn't even part of the hotel

    1/5

  • 10. What were the perks on your work placement?
  • Subsidised Canteen

    1/5

  • 11. How appealing are future employment prospects within the organisation?
  • They offered me a job but i don't know how serious it was but to be honest i wouldnt go back there....it was good for a year but not for a permenant fixture

    2/5

    The Culture

  • 12. Was there a good social scene amongst any fellow placement students/colleagues?
  • We were always out enjoying ourselves when we got a spare minute

    5/5

  • 13. What was the cost of living and socialising in the area you worked in?
  • We were paid quite alot and we had student loans which doubled in value - exchange rate

    2/5

  • 14. What was the Nightlife like in the area you worked?
  • we made the most of the one club on the island and few bars - you were always bumping into people you knew - literally

    2/5

  • 15. Were there many opportunities to get involved in activities outside of work?
  • not through the company, we did it all ourselves

    1/5

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Details

Placement Year (10 Months+)

Europe

26th October 2008


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