I thoroughly enjoyed the insight day from start to finish. The way the company executed it from the interview process to the end of the day it was student focused and made it an enjoyable learning experience.
I felt valued on this insight day as each team member that worked with us at different parts of the day seemed 100% engaged in the tasks we were working on and it seemed important to them as well as us. A one on one lunch with a member of the team really made me feel like time was being spent on me to answer my questions.
I received fantastic support from the moment i got the role until right now as when I got the role, I was given every part of information needed prior to the insight day and the support was above and beyond when the day was made out of rush hour so I didn't get too stressed. When there I felt comfortable to answer questions. When I left I was encouraged to keep in contact so we can mutually help each other in the future.
I think the skills I developed will help me in the future especially the presentation exercise in assessment centre scenarios. Another skill that would have helped me in general life would have been the listening exercise which will make me a better person all round.
The insight was structured well with nothing feeling rushed but there being a clear idea of what will happen in the day and what we will get out of it from the start of the day.
The atmosphere was professional but relaxed at the same time however I would mostly say friendly, everyone was nice and the office was smiles all round.
The company invested in my development by offering tasks that will assist me in my future such as presenting workshops which will assist me in assessment centres in the future. I felt my personal development was important to the company as they were interested in how they could help me in the future also.
The insight day was limited to helping me understand a full time position as it was only one day and I would have found it useful to have it be 2-5 days. However something RMP put in place was a task where we planned a marketing campaign that will be used in the future which gave me an idea of what sort of work I would be taking up.
I understood company culture well after the insight day as I know it is a fun friendly company. When we were there, there was a birthday which was being celebrated. I also found out that they play ping pong and all watch the World Cup together after work. From this I understand the values the company has and the culture inside it and I do like it.
The company has helped me mostly understand what type of company I want to work for and what values I want to look for in a company, something which I didn't think was a big priority of mine previously. Because of the short day it has not helped me confirm whether I would like to do marketing or not due to the amount of employability skills we learnt.
I was reimbursed for travel expenses
I found out about the employees getting involved in ping pong during breaks and watching the football after work. Apart from this I did not find out anything else specific apart from that the employees do spend time together and go out after work however do not know anything in particular.
100% I would recommend this insight to a friend due to it being a fun, exciting and educational experience that was very informative. It also shows you how intertwined departments of the company are with each other so shows the development that is in a lot of companies that may not be first to come to mind. Even if you don't learn as much about the field you want to go in you learn about what type of company you want to be in.
Insight / Vacation Scheme (< 4 Weeks)