IT Placement at Danone

Duration
Placement Year (10 Months+)
Region
Trowbridge
Review Date

4.3/5

The Role
4.8
The Company
4.3
The Culture
3.5

Role Description

IT Placement Student Front-line IT IT Analyst IT Support

The Role

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

I had a blast at Danone and working there was extremely enjoyable. I was a great environment to be part of and there was a good sense of community.
5 /5

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

I felt very valued for my work at Danone and hard work was always recognized. I grew with the job role and developed great relationships with managers and colleagues. Danone made me feel like a full time employee; people couldn't tell I was a placement student. This is by far the best way to give someone the taste of working life.
5 /5

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

My manager was extremely supportive and I knew he would always have my back. I had colleagues that would be in the middle of something important and they would stop what they were doing just to answer my questions. Great team environment.
5 /5

4. How busy were you on a daily basis?

Extremely busy and I loved it.
5 /5

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

I was given a lot of responsibility managing/administering systems. People relied on the work I carried out and that aided in making me feel valued. There was a great trust in me. There were people that had me on speed dial for support.
4 /5

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

I have developed and matured on so many levels both skills-wise and personal. It will help me both academically and personally and has overall built my confidence.
5 /5

The Company

7. What was the general atmosphere in your office?

The atmosphere was great and I loved the endless challenges. I was going to work looking forward to everyday.
5 /5

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

My placement scheme was seamless and extremely well organised. This was also due to the fact that I felt like a full time permanent employee.
5 /5

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

Danone made sure that I had all the tools and gave me extensive training on everything I needed to carry out my role. Danone invested in me on all fronts and made sure I had the resources to grow in my role and discussed my future as well.
5 /5

10. What were the perks on your work placement?

  • Subsidised Canteen
  • Sports and Social Club
  • Subsidised/Company Gym
  • National Travel
  • Financial Bonus
  • Company Parties/Events
  • Staff Sales/Staff Shop
  • Healthcare/Dental
3 /5

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

I have been offered a future with Danone and couldn't be happier
5 /5

The Culture

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

There were many opportunities to get involved socially and the overall sense of community further enabled this.
4 /5

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

The cost of living and socializing depended a lot on what you were willing to do. Personally I didn't have much focus on this. I wouldn't say it was extremely cheap but it wasn't expensive as such. I lived comfortably.
4 /5

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

Trowbridge was the city I worked in and there was no nightlife as I was used to. That being said there were places nearby like Bath and Bristol. Trowbridge did have a lot of pubs and these places were great places to be on weekends on a social level. Nightlife and social is what you make it.
3 /5

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

There was many opportunities and again this is what you make it.
4 /5