This review was submitted over 4 years ago, so some of the information it contains may no longer be relevant.
- 1. To what extent did you enjoy your work placement or internship?
- 2. To what extent did you feel valued by your colleagues?
- 3. To what extent were you given support and guidance by management/your supervisor(s)?
- 4. How busy were you on a daily basis?
- 5. How much responsibility were you given during your placement?
- 6. To what extent did/will the skills you developed, and training you received, assist you in your degree studies and beyond?
- 7. What was the general atmosphere in your office?
- 8. How well organised was the overall work placement or internship set up?
- 9. In terms of personal training and development, to what extent did the company or firm invest in you?
- 10. What were the perks on your work placement?
- 11. How appealing are future employment prospects within the organisation?
- 12. Was there a good social scene amongst any fellow placement students/colleagues?
- 13. What was the cost of living and socialising in the area you worked in?
- 14. What was the Nightlife like in the area you worked?
- 15. Were there many opportunities to get involved in activities outside of work?
I extended my contract so I could stay longer, I enjoyed the feeling of going into work every morning and having a purpose as well as seeing my colleagues everyday.
We often met up outside of work hours and before I left many of them told me I would be missed.
My manager was very supportive when I struggled in my personal life. It helped a lot knowing that someone at work knew what was going on.
Some days are busier than others, often when I've finished all my tasks there will be something else I can do to fill my time.
I managed the departments dental brand budget as well as managed a number of POS projects and brand pages on sites like Boots.com and Tesco.com.
I now know coming out of this year what I actually want to do after I graduate. I worked in an area I didn't even know existed but I'm glad I got this role, I couldn't imagine doing anything else.
Generally very friendly, people here are quite chatty and open to conversation in the kitchen during tea breaks and on a lunchtime.
Pretty well organised, I had the opportunity to go on multiple training courses. My only reservation was that it was quite difficult to find accommodation when I first moved here, made more difficult by internships starting a different times throughout the summer. However, this seems to have been improved for the next year of interns that have just started.
As mentioned previously, Church & Dwight were very happy to provide me with training, everything from time management to IT to developing assertiveness.
Staff Sales/Staff Shop
Somewhat, I would be reluctant to move to the area indefinitely. I would look to move somewhere with more going on in terms of nightlife and events at the weekend. I also worked within a fairly small department so it is unlikely there would be a position for me.
During my year there were 12 other interns/apprentices, most were always very keen to go out and do stuff together on an evening or weekend which made the transition much easier and felt a lot less lonely.
Fair cheap for Kent, my room for the year was £330 including bills, this meant I could save a bit of money to take back to uni.
The nightlife in Folkestone isn't that great, there's a few pubs and bars and in the summer there's the harbour arm. I would recommend going to Canterbury instead if there's a few of you, you can share a taxi home and there's a bit more going on for students.
I'm sure there were but I just didn't take advantage of them, Folkestone is very artsy and so there's quite a few art classes you can take part in. As well as there being a large sports centre between town and work.
Placement Year (10 Months+)
Advertising, Business Analytics, Design, E-Business, Internet/e-Commerce/New Media, Legal/Law, Marketing, Retail, Sales