Rating

4.1/5
  • The Role
    4.0
  • The Company
    4.1
  • The Culture
    4.4

    The Role

  • 1. To what extent did you enjoy your work placement or internship?
  • I really enjoyed it. I've never done this sort of role before or worked for such a large company, but it exceeded all my expectations. I enjoyed my year the most out of all my friends who completed industrial placements - which speaks volumes.

    5/5

  • 2. To what extent did you feel valued by your colleagues?
  • I definitely felt valued by my colleagues. You are given real responsibility from the get go - and any contribution is encouraged. You are treated as any other member of the team would be.

    5/5

  • 3. To what extent were you given support and guidance by management/your supervisor(s)?
  • I was given support from my manager - but also encouraged often to think for myself and make my own decisions. I think this technique meant I became more independent and didn't rely so much on my manager to help me come to a decision.

    4/5

  • 4. How busy were you on a daily basis?
  • I was never left with nothing to do - it all depends on the time of year. From the start, I was helping support 3 national marketing campaigns on the web - including Black Friday. This was a very busy time of year for my team. Post Christmas I had more time, but the focus on personalisation and testing then ramped up.

    3/5

  • 5. How much responsibility were you given during your placement?
  • A lot of responsibility. You are definitely seen as a trusted member of the team and relied on to make and deliver important decisions. I think this is one of the best things about the placement scheme.

    5/5

  • 6. To what extent did/will the skills you developed, and training you received, assist you in your degree studies and beyond?
  • My role isn't quite as relevant to my course as others - but I believe the skills I have developed this year I can definitely apply to my course and indeed other areas of my life. Increased confidence, organisation and becoming more commercially minded being key skills.

    4/5

    The Company

  • 7. What was the general atmosphere in your office?
  • GREAT! It's a great working culture and there's always something going on. Particularly belonging to the commercial placement scheme - as I got to attend commercial events. We also had Chris & Kem, candyfloss machines & free ice cream at one point...

    5/5

  • 8. How well organised was the overall work placement or internship set up?
  • Really well organised. A credit to the L&D team.

    5/5

  • 9. In terms of personal training and development, to what extent did the company or firm invest in you?
  • We got to do the strengthsfinder test, which was very insightful. We also have regular learning weeks whereby we can attend L&D sessions to build up our PDP.

    4/5

  • 10. What were the perks on your work placement?
  • Subsidised Canteen

    International Travel

    Company Parties/Events

    Working from home

    3/5

  • 11. How appealing are future employment prospects within the organisation?
  • Not as concrete in some roles as others. But senior managers are pushing to change this.

    4/5

    The Culture

  • 12. Was there a good social scene amongst any fellow placement students/colleagues?
  • Fab! We did lots of activities together - helps as there aren't many of us so we are a tight knit group.

    5/5

  • 13. What was the cost of living and socialising in the area you worked in?
  • Cheap in Luton - more expensive in Harpenden and St Albans.

    5/5

  • 14. What was the Nightlife like in the area you worked?
  • For nightlife you can easily get to Harpenden & St Albans nearby - lots of pubs & bars. In addition there's always London

    4/5

  • 15. Were there many opportunities to get involved in activities outside of work?
  • Yes there is a running club and other social events

    4/5

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Placement Year (10 Months+)

Business Analytics, Business Management, Marketing, Sales

8th August 2018


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