This review was submitted over 4 years ago, so some of the information it contains may no longer be relevant.
- 1. To what extent did you enjoy your work placement or internship?
- 2. To what extent did you feel valued by your colleagues?
- 3. To what extent were you given support and guidance by management/your supervisor(s)?
- 4. How busy were you on a daily basis?
- 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?
- 7. What was the general atmosphere in your office?
- 8. How well organised was the overall work placement or internship set up?
- 9. In terms of personal training and development, to what extent did the company or firm invest in you?
- 10. What were the perks on your work placement?
- 11. How appealing are future employment prospects within the organisation?
- 12. Was there a good social scene amongst any fellow placement students/colleagues?
- 13. What was the cost of living and socialising in the area you worked in?
- 14. What was the Nightlife like in the area you worked?
- 15. Were there many opportunities to get involved in activities outside of work?
My placement year has been extremely valuable in terms of how much I have learnt and the knowledge I have gained about this industry.
I feel as though I was valued by my colleagues, as I have never felt as though I am just on placement year this whole time I have been at ASOS. I have felt as though I am any other member of the team, which is really nice and welcoming!
I felt as though I was given support throughout my placement by my line manager, as we had weekly catch ups to discuss workload, priorities for the week etc.
I have always been really busy within my job role. I can honestly say that I have never been bored or stuck on what to do. If anything I have almost been too busy at times but not so busy that the workload in unmanageable.
I felt as though I was given quite a lot of responsibility within my role. As I said before, I have not felt as though I was an intern and I was given the same responsibility as the other administrators on my team, which has been great.
The skills I have learnt and developed on my placement year have been very beneficial towards my degree and for my future. I know that I will be able to take a lot of knowledge into my final year and apply this to my studies.
I think ASOS has a good atmosphere within the head office. It has a real buzz in the air, which is great and makes it an exciting place to work.
Very organised, I think ASOS have an amazing internship program and not only are you here to do a job and learn but they really want to develop our knowledge and skills.
I think ASOS did definitely invest in my training. The Academy Team really looked after us and put on sessions to help develop our personal skills. I also got the opportunity to undertake a Sustainability Fashion Course, which really expanded my knowledge within Sustainability.
Above 25 days holiday
I think if there was an opportunity for me to come back to ASOS, I would definitely like to! I think starting my career at ASOS would be really beneficial for me and help me grow as a person but also within my work.
I think there was a good social scene among the interns, as we did organise a few things throughout the year. This is the same with my colleagues as we did go out after work a few times, which was really nice to get to know everyone better.
I would say in Camden the cost of living is pretty standard. It is not super cheap but not overly expensive.
Camden is a good spot for Nightlife as there is a lot of bars and restaurants around. You definitely have a lot to choose from in this area.
I did join a few activities after work but these were things that I found on my own and were not brought to my attention through ASOS. However, I would say that London is such a vibrant city that you are never stuck to find activities/ things to do.
Placement Year (10 Months+)
Central London and City