Rating

4/5
  • The Role
    4.3
  • The Company
    3.8
  • The Culture
    3.9

    The Role

  • 1. To what extent did you enjoy your work placement or internship?
  • I very much enjoyed working at Computacenter. The work itself was challenging, enjoyable and relevant. I can't fault the work I was assigned to do. The field i got to work in is truly current and lively. Exploring this field from a corporate angle offered a business experience I couldn't get as a student.

    5/5

  • 2. To what extent did you feel valued by your colleagues?
  • Computacenter takes pride in its new starters and that was felt from the get go. There was no stereotypical tea making or running errands. As a new starter, my colleagues made me feel welcome and able to ask questions. I was treated as an equal and thoroughly enjoyed working as a team.

    5/5

  • 3. To what extent were you given support and guidance by management/your supervisor(s)?
  • As well as having a line manager I was assigned a peer mentor. I grew incredibly comfortable around both and felt lucky to have these individuals providing a support mechanism. Despite both being very busy, they would give me plenty of time, to help me out wherever I needed it.

    4/5

  • 4. How busy were you on a daily basis?
  • My work at Computacenter came in peaks and troughs, some days I was very busy and other days it was very quiet. Through training I developed skills on quiet days to make sure I wasn't wasting time. I think due to the nature of my job, my work flow was always going to be inconsistent.

    4/5

  • 5. How much responsibility were you given during your placement?
  • As I developed more skills along my placement I was given more responsibility. Completing training and examinations to acquire qualifications, showed what I could and couldn't do in black and white. This meant I was given more responsibility when I was ready for it. I never felt like I wasn't making an impact.

    4/5

  • 6. To what extent did/will the skills you developed, and training you received, assist you in your degree studies and beyond?
  • The work I've been doing with Computacenter, has given me skills that will greatly assist me in the future. I've gained some of the most important and relevant IT qualifications out there! I can say with full confidence that I will use my skills learnt, in my final year of study and beyond.

    5/5

    The Company

  • 7. What was the general atmosphere in your office?
  • Fun, everyone wanted to have a good time, whilst cracking on with work. Good banter which I think is very important to have, it makes time fly and the whole experience a lot more enjoyable. I think the people make the atmosphere and I enjoyed working with my colleagues a lot.

    4/5

  • 8. How well organised was the overall work placement or internship set up?
  • There was a plan, however it was thrown out the window after a month or two. I was the first placement student to be taken into this particular team and I could tell. There was structure, just not as originally intended, I enjoyed the course the placement took, however it was a bit disorganized.

    3/5

  • 9. In terms of personal training and development, to what extent did the company or firm invest in you?
  • One of Computacenters values is "Understanding People Matter" It's clear computacenter puts a lot of resources back into their employees to further improve and develop skills. I did a lot of training and development, to the point where i was almost fed up with different training. However am happy now I have those skills

    4/5

  • 10. What were the perks on your work placement?
  • Flexi Time

    Subsidised Canteen

    Company Parties/Events

    Working from home

    5/5

  • 11. How appealing are future employment prospects within the organisation?
  • I will try to seek out Computacenter once I've graduated to apply for a job. I think because of the skills I have gained and the amount they have invested in me, future employment prospects look good, I'd like to work for them again and will be looking forward to applying.

    4/5

    The Culture

  • 12. Was there a good social scene amongst any fellow placement students/colleagues?
  • Yes, as a group of placement students there was a great social scene, as a group we were happy to go for a drink and a night out here and there. Cannot fault the social side of my placement at all, we were all friendly and up for a laugh so it was a good time.

    5/5

  • 13. What was the cost of living and socialising in the area you worked in?
  • For me personally living was cheap as chips, but going out especially in London is very expensive. I mean since when has one drink cost more than five pounds... Hatfield where Computacenter is mainly based is fairly cheap socialising wise. However it's used to commute to London so expensive living wise.

    5/5

  • 14. What was the Nightlife like in the area you worked?
  • Hatfield itself has a pretty poor nightlife. However if you're prepared to travel a bit (not ages away just 20 minutes or so) , ie St Albans. You can have a great time. London is also doable if you're happy to get the train. I really like the London atmosphere and nightlife.

    3/5

  • 15. Were there many opportunities to get involved in activities outside of work?
  • There was a lot of opportunities for activities, however this was mainly down to the placement students organizing them. Again Hatfield is near enough London and in London there is of course tons to do. In terms of opportunities from work for activities outside, there was a good enough number of activities.

    4/5

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Placement Year (10 Months+)

Computer Science

East Midlands

June 2018


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