Assistant Buyer at Vauxhall

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Placement Year (10 Months+)
Luton East of England
Review Date
£16,000 - £17,999
Purchasing and Supply
Vauxhall is a Top Employer


The Role



The Role

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

I really enjoyed it, I was given a lot of responsibility and had a varied job role which made it interesting.


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

My colleagues were all extremely welcoming and looked after me really well. I really felt like part of the team.


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

I was looked after really well by all of the people I reported to and management. They always insured they would help if I had any issues.


4. How busy were you on a daily basis?

Depending on the point in the year depended on how busy I was. Usually there was a good to high amount of work with a few periods of being really busy and not so busy.


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

I was given a lot of responsibility during my placement.


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

I think that it has given me a good insight into working in a large company and dealing with a wide variety of people.


The Organisation

7. What was the general atmosphere in your office?

We worked hard but also had a lot of fun when appropriate. There has been a lot of staff leave due to the changes within the company this year so perhaps the mood was slightly lower than usual.


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

It was set up really well. They have a really good scheme and many processes in place to help you get the most out of your placement.


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

We did some training for presentation skills and respect and dignity training. We also had a two week hand over period with the previous placement student.


10. What were the perks on your work placement?

  • Subsidised/Company Gym
  • National Travel

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

At the moment the company is going through a difficult time and so there are little to no opportunities to return currently. However this may change in the future.



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

There are lots of undergrads here so it means you can live with some of the other undergrads. This also means that there are often different events within the undergrads.


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

The cost of living and socialising wasn't much different to university.


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

There are some bars but if you want proper nightclubs you need to go out to a different town.


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

Yes there were some opportunities arranged by some of the undergrads which you could choose whether the participate in or not.