Sales Development Representative at Cummins

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Duration
Placement Year (10 Months+)
Region
Manston / Kent South East
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Salary
£18,000 - £19,999
Roles
Accountancy Business Intelligence Business Management Engineering Manufacturing Marketing Sales

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8.1/10

The Role
8.5
Organisation
8.6

Socialising

6.8

The Role

Role Description

The Sales job is a very interactive program that exposes the individual to a lot of new areas of business and sales development as well as increase international management understanding and skills.

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

Placement was a great learning experience for me and it gave me alot of insight into the professional business world and how best to work in it.

9/10

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

From day one i was made to feel like a part of the team with responsibilities and duties which were vital . These responsibilities were undertaken smoothly to take on as the team is always ready and able to assist and guide down the right path and support you .

10/10

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

There was a tremendous amount of support from my team especially in the beginning with the manufacturing industry being new to me the team was always there to help me and guide me to the point where i was able to get a full understanding of business functions and activities.

8/10

4. How busy were you on a daily basis?

The job was quite tasking so there were never moments when i'd look for things to do as there's always something on hand to be done. This increased my knowledge of the products and services of Cummins as i learnt on the go with as much work as i would do.

9/10

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

The role involved quite a bit of critical responsibility that were vital for the survival of the company and would need to be completed quickly.

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 gained a lot of vital skills in various means in respect to sales, management , organisational . The major development i take away from this experience is my increase of understanding how to manage and maintain and develop a multinational organisation with contrasting factors among regions such as culture, language, perspective and mode of thinking as the job allows you to see things from a different perspective on a larger scale than i'd ever seen before.

10/10

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The Organisation

7. What was the general atmosphere in your office?

The office atmosphere helped a lot in settling down as everyone is very friendly and welcoming which set me at ease when i first started .

9/10

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

The program in its entirety was well set up and i cannot see any way that it can be improved as its fantastic as it is.

9/10

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

The company made significant investments in me through various means such as taking me to a sales conference abroad to gain exposure into different business mediums and network with customers and colleagues.

8/10

10. What were the perks on your work placement?

  • Flexi Time
  • International Travel
  • Financial Bonus
  • Above 25 days holiday
8/10

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

The future employment prospects are extremely incredible and appealing to me as Cummins has several programs available such as the Rotational graduate scheme project which i would be very interested in,

9/10

Social

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

The placements and myself were very social and got together quite a lot for different events, night outs , picnics and hangouts etc, as this was encourageed by the company.

8/10

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

Cost of quite living in Kent is relatively low compared to London where i'm from so this was very helpful for me as it allowed me to save more.

8/10

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

The night life in kent isn't the best, again as opposed to london where i'm from . There weren't much students in the surrounding area.

3/10

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

The sports and social club constantly advertised different events athroughout the year in different locations and activities that were very intriguing and fun and helped bring people together and create more of a bond in between employees.

8/10

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