Marketing & Product Management Intern at Eaton

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Placement Year (10 Months+)
Cwmbran South West
Review Date
£16,000 - £17,999
Financial Management

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The Role



The Role

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

Throroughly enjoyed the variety of tasks & involvement across departments.


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

Upon completion of a task,colleagues & managers were quick to provide appraisal & feedback.


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

Both line managers in different functions were approachable & welcomed any questions that arose.


4. How busy were you on a daily basis?

My daily workload caught me by suprise intitially & the volume of responsibility. The role itself aligned with a full time employee & ensured that I claimed ownership over certain projects.


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

A great deal of responsibility is provided to interns in certain sites. There are always projects to involve yourself or provide support.


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

A great deal - having initially entered the role with little technical ability, I have been able to learn & provide workshops on certain programs used within Eaton.


The Organisation

7. What was the general atmosphere in your office?

The site itself operates as a small community & formal/informal relationships are fostered throughout the year. In turn, if you are ever stumped, someone is available to provide advice.


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

I could not recommend the intern program highly enough! Further to the daily learnings in your role, seperate courses on leadership / presentation skills & project management are included over the placement year.


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

A great deal. Due to the small intern cohort, each intern is provided training sessions on Eaton attributes over the year. Further to this, the locally used programs are taught upon entering the placement.


10. What were the perks on your work placement?

  • Flexi Time
  • Subsidised Canteen
  • Sports and Social Club
  • Company Car
  • Subsidised/Company Gym
  • National Travel
  • International Travel
  • Financial Bonus
  • Company Parties/Events
  • Staff Sales/Staff Shop
  • Above 25 days holiday
  • Working from home
  • Healthcare from home
  • Healthcare/Dental
  • Travel loan

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

I hope to return within Eaton's life safety division & involve myself in projects concerning product management, digital / commercial marketing.



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

Due to the small number of interns per site, each intern group becomes close to one another. Further to this, I have joined a weekly football team coined 'Eaton United' & thoroughly particpating in the Cardiff 5aside tournament.


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

Cost of living is cheap around the site itself (Cwmbran). Alternatively you may commute from Bristol / Cardiff.


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

Having never explored the night scene offered in and around Cardiff, I was pleasently suprised. The city is thriving with people, especially on football / rugby game days.


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

Yes, but due to the site being fairly small, I would reach out to external opportuntities offered around where you are living.