HR Placement Student at Knorr-Bremse

Duration
Placement Year (10 Months+)
Region
Melksham South West
Review Date
Salary
£16,000 - £17,999
Roles
Business Analytics Business Management

8.2/10

The Role
8.8
Organisation
8.4

Socialising

7.0

The Role

Role Description

HR Placement Student

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

I have really enjoyed my placement year. I was involved in many projects and given a lot of responsibility.

9/10

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

I felt very valued by my colleagues. I was treated as part of the team from my first day.

9/10

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

I was always given a lot of support. I have never ben afraid to ask for help and when I did I received it straight away. Everyone was very good at explaining things.

9/10

4. How busy were you on a daily basis?

The workload changed a lot throughout the year, some weeks were very busy and some were more relaxed. Overall it was a good balance.

9/10

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

I have been given a lot of responsibly which included leading a couple of projects. This felt very satisfying and I have gained a lot of experience from doing so.

9/10

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

I have developed many skills, including various software use, as well as Excel and interpersonal skills. My future studies will certainly benefit from this.

8/10

The Organisation

7. What was the general atmosphere in your office?

The atmosphere was good. Due to the open plan structure we have all interacted very well.

7/10

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

The placement was very well-organized. I have had my tasks and projects outlined to me at the start and I could also pick up some projects that I wanted to do, for my University projects.

10/10

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

I have had some great internal training, as well as a two day workshop which I attended with the other students on placement.

8/10

10. What were the perks on your work placement?

  • Flexi Time
  • Subsidised Canteen
  • Financial Bonus
  • Company Parties/Events
  • Above 25 days holiday
8/10

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

Very appealing.

9/10

Social

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

Yes, we all got on very well and met up outside of work on numerous occasions, although the area was very quiet, in general.

7/10

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

Expensive.

6/10

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

Not very good, closest place to go out was Bath, about 20 minutes on the train.

6/10

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

Yes, badminton and football clubs.

9/10