Management Trainee at Enterprise Holdings

Placement Year (10 Months+)
Sidcup South East
Review Date
£18,000 - £19,999
Business Management

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The Role



The Role

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

Overall, my placement experience was enjoyable. The work was demanding as I was placed in a very busy branch but I had a lovely team that made work fun despite the long day. I feel I have gained valuable experience in various areas of the business that will be useful to me in my career going forward.


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

I got on really well with my team. There was a good culture of team work that meant everyone worked together to get through the day.


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

Support and guidance was given however not always as often as I would have liked. The busy nature of the business meant a lot of the time there was little time for training and monitoring.


4. How busy were you on a daily basis?

It varied depending on the day but most of the time I would say we were quite busy.


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

I was given a range of responsibilities throughout my placement which gave me a thorough understanding of the business. Having different responsibilities was good as it developed my skills in a number of areas.


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

I believe the skills I have developed will be really useful to me in my career and my studies. People skills and managing tasks will be useful in my career progression and in my studies working in a consistent routine, problem solving and time-management will helpful.


The Organisation

7. What was the general atmosphere in your office?

Usually a fun environment where everyone got on well and felt free to be themselves - made work more enjoyable.


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

Well organized from the interview stage to training to starting work in the branch.


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

I took part in a number of training sessions throughout my placement which developed my skills as I became more experienced within the company. These training sessions were useful but I feel I could have received more personal training with my manager in my first few months.


10. What were the perks on your work placement?

  • Flexi Time
  • Company Parties/Events

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

Managing a branch definitely appeals to me but I would rather pursue a career in an industry I'm more interested in.



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

Not the best social scene - something I would of liked there to be more!


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

I lived at home so did not have many living costs.


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


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

Elite club was an opportunity for the best sellers to go out somewhere nice each month, there were also charitable opportunities to get involved in.