Supply Chain Intern at Eaton

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Duration
Placement Year (10 Months+)
Region
Leamington Spa East Midlands
Review Date
Salary
£16,000 - £17,999
Roles
Purchasing and Supply

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7.5/10

The Role
8.2
Organisation
8.0

Socialising

6.0

The Role

Role Description

Divisional Supply Chain intern, creating and analysing reports on over 16 plants worldwide, as well as completing any projects you are given/ask to do

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

Plenty of opportunities to travel around the UK and do lots of different projects, and build up an extensive network.

9/10

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

Working at divisional level, completing reports for Divisional managers, Directors and Senior Vice President. was relied upon by them on many occasions, and they valued my opinions on analysis.

10/10

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

Some projects and tasks you are given full reign on what to do, others you are given step by step instructions. And on the odd occasion you will have to work out for yourself how to do something.

6/10

4. How busy were you on a daily basis?

You are as busy as you want to be - Go out and seek many opportunities and get travel experience and a more interesting CV.

7/10

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

I was relied upon by many senior level managers for reports, analysis and any projects that I had been included on. You do have to prove your ability first though.

9/10

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

In depth knowledge on the business to business industry, lots of systems to use and learn and opportunities to work outside of your department to show flexibility

8/10

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The Organisation

7. What was the general atmosphere in your office?

at division HQ, so many people would be travelling around the UK. however there is always someone at the office and the atmosphere is very relaxed and fun!

8/10

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

Very well organised, dates to meet the other interns for team building exercises, and plenty of work to do.

9/10

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

Team building, presentations, group projects and solo projects are given to you throughout to develop you as an intern and you as a potential employee in the future.

8/10

10. What were the perks on your work placement?

  • National Travel
  • Company Parties/Events
5/10

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

So long as you prove yourself to be worth their time, and don't do anything stupid, they will offer you a job subject to graduation.

10/10

Social

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

A few opportunities to have drinks with colleagues, birthday and Christmas parties are a lot of fun and during office hours it is a fairly social atmosphere

8/10

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

I lived on my own - rented a flat for £625 PCM. there are other options such as student houses.

5/10

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

I do not go out-out so I cannot really answer this question. the bars are nice - little pricey.

5/10

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

Other interns speak of 5 aside tournament, but at my site there is nothing like this available, unless you organise it with colleague. I am hoping to complete a half ironman next year with one of our directors.

6/10

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