Rating

4.1/5
  • The Role
    4.8
  • The Company
    3.9
  • The Culture
    3.3

    The Role

  • 1. To what extent did you enjoy your work placement or internship?
  • I thoroughly enjoyed my time at Golfbreaks.com, and found my role challenging yet enjoyable.

    5/5

  • 2. To what extent did you feel valued by your colleagues?
  • I was given a large amount of responsibility within my role and was treated like a full time employee. This meant that I felt highly valued by my team but also from other people from all across the business that I worked with during the placement year.

    5/5

  • 3. To what extent were you given support and guidance by management/your supervisor(s)?
  • The support I received at Golfbreaks.com was fantastic, I had regular meetings with my manager which were very useful to discuss my role and any issues I may be experiencing.

    5/5

  • 4. How busy were you on a daily basis?
  • The workload was a good balance as there were times there was a lot of work coming in however also quieter periods, meaning that I never felt too bored or too busy.

    4/5

  • 5. How much responsibility were you given during your placement?
  • I was given a large amount of responsibility during my placement. My role involved working in first line support meaning I was dealing with a variety of different requests from people all across the business.

    5/5

  • 6. To what extent did/will the skills you developed, and training you received, assist you in your degree studies and beyond?
  • The placement year allowed me to develop not only professionally but also as a person, this came naturally from working with a wide range of people. I also completed my certification during the year which will no doubt come in useful when looking for future employment.

    5/5

    The Company

  • 7. What was the general atmosphere in your office?
  • The general atmosphere in the office was good as it is a relatively young workforce.

    4/5

  • 8. How well organised was the overall work placement or internship set up?
  • The placement was well organised, for my role the beginning 2 weeks consisted of one to one training sessions and then progressed into more independent training throughout the year.

    4/5

  • 9. In terms of personal training and development, to what extent did the company or firm invest in you?
  • Frequent one to ones with my manager meant that I could track my progress throughout the year.

    4/5

  • 10. What were the perks on your work placement?
  • Subsidised/Company Gym

    Company Parties/Events

    Staff Sales/Staff Shop

    4/5

  • 11. How appealing are future employment prospects within the organisation?
  • The placement scheme at Golfbreaks.com is well known for taking back placement students, therefore I would say the prospects are very good.

    5/5

    The Culture

  • 12. Was there a good social scene amongst any fellow placement students/colleagues?
  • The social scene was very good, with regular company drinks/socials as well as five a side football.

    5/5

  • 13. What was the cost of living and socialising in the area you worked in?
  • Windsor can be a very expensive place to live especially if you are renting accommodation. Living costs weren't too bad as there are a range of shops/supermarkets in Windsor and in delivery distance.

    3/5

  • 14. What was the Nightlife like in the area you worked?
  • There are a number of bars, pubs and a nightclub in Windsor so it's not too bad. London is also a short commute away.

    4/5

  • 15. Were there many opportunities to get involved in activities outside of work?
  • There is a gym right next to the office which offers a Golfbreaks.com discount, as well as five a side. If you are a golfer there are many opportunities to play.

    3/5

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Placement Year (10 Months+)

24th July 2018


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