HR intern at Siemens

Duration
Placement Year (10 Months+)
Region
Chippenham South West
Review Date
Salary
£16,000 - £17,999
Roles
Administration/Secretarial

5.0/10

The Role
5.0
Organisation
5.0

Socialising

5.0

The Role

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

Enjoyed it with the manager and team I am surrounded in on a daily basis. However the exposure has been rather scattered and with two different line managers this has been challenging during my internship. I enjoyed having the other graduates in the company but more networking can be done

5/10

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

I feel valued

5/10

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

I have been given great support during my time

5/10

4. How busy were you on a daily basis?

Not busy at all during the initial months and often left with not much to do at all - only 8 months in I feel truly settled in what I’m doing

5/10

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

Given a lot of responsibility but only till 3-4 months in

5/10

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

I have graduated already but feel I have a good set of work place skills under my belt that I can apply externally in a confident manner

5/10

The Organisation

7. What was the general atmosphere in your office?

Really energising atmosphere but with so many people on a flexible working hours or location, often there is only 2 people in the office which I don’t think is best for an intern and thus limiting their learning

5/10

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

Ok

5/10

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

Inverted quite a lot but would expect that after a year internship and have a degree that I would be offered a position in the company, however due to headcount issues and merger this has not happened. There is no obvious career progression and I can’t enter a graduate HR programme as Siemens don’t offer one and the jobs advertised aren’t an obvious career progression either and this needs to change

5/10

10. What were the perks on your work placement?

  • National Travel
5/10

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

Appealing but no opportunities currently which means I have to look more actively externally

5/10

Social

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

There was

5/10

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

£600

5/10

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

There is none

5/10

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

Not really

5/10