Supply Chain Intern

by Church & Dwight

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  • The Role
  • The Company
  • The Culture

    The Role

  • 1. To what extent did you enjoy your work placement or internship?
  • Working in the Continuous Improvement department was every enjoyable. I enjoy learning new things and doing new things every day. Every week I was working on a new projects. Every week I would be working with a different department. It was very insightful because I get to learn how all areas of a business operates, as well as learning what I might enjoy as a career.


  • 2. To what extent did you feel valued by your colleagues?
  • The Culture at Church and Dwight was very friendly with ease of communication. I always had time to talk and exchange ideas with any employee or department when needed to. I could walk into a directors office and they would give me their time. After completing a few projects, departments would call my manager to come to them and run a project with their team.


  • 3. To what extent were you given support and guidance by management/your supervisor(s)?
  • Not to much to say here. I was given lots of support and guidance when I first started. I always got support and advice from all my managers when I requested. Following my response from above, my boss was the European Director, but he would always answer the phone or email within the hour.


  • 4. How busy were you on a daily basis?
  • My work load varied a lot throughout my placement. This is mostly due to my work is all project based. I have no day to day tasks. Some days I would be buried in work and other days I would of signed off a few projects and would ask/wait for more.


  • 5. How much responsibility were you given during your placement?
  • However, after assisting a few project. I started running my own projects. I did a lot of work that involved presenting to directors and the GM. My work has lead to some big capital investments.


  • 6. To what extent did/will the skills you developed, and training you received, assist you in your degree studies and beyond?
  • I have always worked in entry level jobs and not this high up in a business before. It has devloped my knowledge of how a business operates and how it makes business decisions. I also signed up to some training courses to add to my CV. I will also have some nice references when it comes to my dissertation


    The Company

  • 7. What was the general atmosphere in your office?
  • It was either quiet with work, or busy with chatter and laughter. The atmosphere is always good. You can start a conversation with one person and then the how floor would join in.


  • 8. How well organised was the overall work placement or internship set up?
  • 5/5

  • 9. In terms of personal training and development, to what extent did the company or firm invest in you?
  • They spent thousands on me. I had to convince my boss to put me on a training course to gain an extra qualifcation, while I was at Church and Dwight


  • 10. What were the perks on your work placement?
  • Flexi Time

    Subsidised Canteen

    Financial Bonus

    Company Parties/Events

    Staff Sales/Staff Shop

    Working from home

    Healthcare from home



  • 11. How appealing are future employment prospects within the organisation?
  • Not a need for an extra member in the continuous department, but other departments want me back


    The Culture

  • 12. Was there a good social scene amongst any fellow placement students/colleagues?
  • 5/5

  • 13. What was the cost of living and socialising in the area you worked in?
  • 3/5

  • 14. What was the Nightlife like in the area you worked?
  • 2/5

  • 15. Were there many opportunities to get involved in activities outside of work?
  • 4/5

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Placement Year (10 Months+)


South East

July 2018

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