Operational Industrial Placement at Gist Ltd

Duration
Placement Year (10 Months+)
Region
Crewe North West
Review Date
Salary
£16,000 - £17,999
Roles
Business Analytics Business Management Customer Service Human Resources Logistics and Operations

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5.3/10

The Role
7.0
Organisation
6.2

Socialising

1.8

The Role

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

My first few months were really slow and I didn't do much but about half way in I was given the opportunity to move departments and everything started getting a lot better after that.

6/10

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

It was half and half, some of my colleagues seemed to forget I was there while others we're really friendly and willing to answer all my questions

7/10

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

I had 2 supervisors during my time at Gist and I didn't really see one of them, but my second supervisor was really keen to help me and support my development.

7/10

4. How busy were you on a daily basis?

My first few months I was really bored, but when I was given more responsibility I had a lot more to do, which was great.

6/10

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

Near the end of my placement I was given a lot more responsibility, leading projects, which was great experience and taught me a lot.

7/10

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

Gist gave me a lot of formal and informal training which I will definitely use in the future. learning about Health and Safety is something that every company needs to know and I have also gained skills in communicating to different audiences and in presenting.

9/10

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The Organisation

7. What was the general atmosphere in your office?

There was an overall positive atmosphere while working at Gist and a lot of banter. The company is definitely male dominated but everyone was really friendly and supportive. Like any workplace I got on really well with some people and others I tried to avoid at all costs, but it was good overall.

8/10

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

The first half wasn't organised at all, no one seemed to know what to do with me. When my new manager came in things got a lot more on track and I felt a lot more comfortable to ask what I wanted to do and get out of the placement.

7/10

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

I think that the skills I learnt while doing my day to day role were a lot more beneficial to me as a person than any formal training that was done. however the formal training was really well planned out and I felt as if they wanted me to do well.

8/10

10. What were the perks on your work placement?

  • There were no perks with this Placement Year
4/10

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

While there are future prospects, they aren't very appealing to me due to the mobility issues. Gist has depot all across the country and to work here you have to be willing to move to get up the ladder. On the graduate program you have to move every 6 months which doesn't appeal to me.

4/10

Social

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

I was the only placement student at the site and only met the other IPs once or twice in the year. I know a few others had visited other sites to meet with the IPs but I didn't know that I was able to do this, so I didn't see any of them.

3/10

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

I was lucky enough to live at home with my family so I had no living costs and I didn't really got the opportunity to socialise with anyone (cause there was no one here)

2/10

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

There wasn't much of a nightlife...

1/10

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

Not that I knew off

1/10

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