Marketing at Cummins

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Duration
Placement Year (10 Months+)
Region
Daventry East Midlands
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Salary
£18,000 - £19,999
Roles
Advertising Arts/Entertainment/Media Business Analytics Business Intelligence E-Business Economics Financial Management Languages Marketing Media Public Relations Sales

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6.9/10

The Role
8.3
Organisation
7.0

Socialising

4.5

The Role

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

I thoroughly enjoyed my work placement at Cummins, it is such a great environment to work in and you are surrounded by a really supportive workforce. I don't feel as if I am treated as just another 'placement student' I actually feel part of the Cummins family. I did not expect to enjoy a year in industry this much but it has given me a positive attitude towards working in the future

9/10

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

I felt extremely valued by my colleagues, everyone is so welcoming right from the start I felt very comfortable. If I ever feel unsure or stuck with something I feel that I can ask anyone a question and get a knowledgeable response back, rather than being judged for not knowing something.

10/10

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

The support given to me by my manager was amazing, they were really understanding of what you wanted to achieve whilst on placement and if you suggest certain topics you wanted to learn more about, this is worked out for you.

10/10

4. How busy were you on a daily basis?

I'd say it was the perfect balance, I was kept busy with interesting tasks so I was never bored, however it wasn't so much that it was overwhelming or too much that you couldn't handle the workload.

9/10

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

I felt like I was given a fair amount of responsibility, which boosted my confidence as I felt like I was trusted with important tasks or being part of a team on a large project. I wasn't ever put in the dark though, if I was given responsibility it was because I was knowledgeable in that area.

5/10

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

I learnt a lot about Marketing in the real world, things I didn't realise even existed before coming on my placement. Not only did I learn about marketing though, I learnt about working generally in a business environment which was super useful and will definitely be helpful when it comes to getting either a grad job or permanent role.

7/10

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The Organisation

7. What was the general atmosphere in your office?

The atmosphere in the office was fairly quiet as a lot of people were in and out of the office due to business travel, however the majority of people I met are happy to talk to you and get to know you. There are opportunities to travel to different branches/offices so you dont have to just work from one office all the time if you wanted to switch it up.

5/10

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

I felt it was a very organised placement, when I first started I had a meeting with the previous placement student and my manager to go over the work plan and what was expected of me throughout my placement year. This was also kept up to date through regular 1-2-1 meetings with my manager.

8/10

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

The company invest a lot of time in your personal development, within the first 4 months I had 4 workshops from an external trainer to help us settle into a business environment, we learnt about skills such as presentation skills, communication skills, confidence building etc.

7/10

10. What were the perks on your work placement?

  • Flexi Time
  • Subsidised Canteen
  • National Travel
  • International Travel
  • Financial Bonus
  • Company Parties/Events
  • Above 25 days holiday
  • Working from home
  • Healthcare/Dental
8/10

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

There are many grad schemes available and also permanent roles which you can apply to. I have noticed a lot of people tend to come back to Cummins after their placement and tend to stay with Cummins for a long time.

7/10

Social

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

A lot of the placement students had regular social events such as BBQ's an parties. A lot of the placement students lived together in the same areas as well so its easy to make friends.

5/10

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

Relatively low cost of living

5/10

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

Not a very good nightlife, but there are towns nearby that are better you just need to travel a bit

1/10

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

There are lots of sports and social clubs to join, however I was not part of any of these so cannot really comment on any of them

7/10

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