UK PR Intern at The Body Shop

Duration
Placement Year (10 Months+)
Region
Croydon Greater London
Review Date
Salary
£18,000 - £19,999
Roles
Public Relations

6.8/10

The Role
7.5
Organisation
6.4

Socialising

6.2

The Role

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

I enjoyed my work placement overall and felt it was a great learning experience. I'm very glad I did it and wouldn't change it.

7/10

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

I felt valued by my colleagues for the most part, however this wasn't always the case.

7/10

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

My management always ensured that I had lots to do but were considerate of my workload which I appreciated.

7/10

4. How busy were you on a daily basis?

I was always busy and had lots to do. I never had an hour without a task to complete.

9/10

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

I felt I was given a fair amount of responsibility.

8/10

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

I believe I've learnt many skills which I can apply to the rest of my degree and my future career. Particularly time management and self discipline.

7/10

The Organisation

7. What was the general atmosphere in your office?

Generally positive

6/10

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

The Internship programme is very well organised and a lot of effort is made by the HR team to improve it consistently and ensure it is successful.

9/10

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

I was given lots of learning opportunities and was able to develop my skills.

7/10

10. What were the perks on your work placement?

  • Subsidised Canteen
  • National Travel
  • Staff Sales/Staff Shop
5/10

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

There doesn't seem to be recruitment going on in the business currently

5/10

Social

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

There was a very good social scene amongst fellow placement students, but not so much amongst fellow colleagues

7/10

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

Expensive - worked in Croydon, London

3/10

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

Great - worked near central London

9/10

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

Some

6/10