Consulting Industrial Placement at Gist Ltd

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Placement Year (10 Months+)
Basingstoke South West
Review Date
£16,000 - £17,999
Banking/Finance Business Analytics Business Management Customer Service Logistics and Operations Sales Transportation

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The Role



The Role

Role Description

Business analysis and project work, involving a combination of individual and team tasks, producing reports and various solution design.

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

I loved working at Gist. A really people focused company, invested in my progress and development.


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

Friendly work environment, with regular feedback.


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

I was given a great level of oversight by managers within my team. My mentor also provided a great avenue for wider business context and support throughout the year.


4. How busy were you on a daily basis?

I had what I felt to be a perfect workload, that I was able to have control over in terms of time management and deadlines.


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

One of my favorite aspects of placement was the amount of responsibility I was given early on, and the autonomy to make the role my own.


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

I feel I have learnt invaluable professional skills across the course of the year, that I will be able to apply in my future career.


The Organisation

7. What was the general atmosphere in your office?

Relaxed and friendly environment, with a good work life balance.


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

Well organized placement, with opportunity and support in trying a variety of roles and projects.


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

The centrally organized training courses for our grad and IP intake were informative, fun and a good chance to connect with similar people around the business.


10. What were the perks on your work placement?

  • Flexi Time
  • Subsidised/Company Gym
  • National Travel
  • Financial Bonus
  • Company Parties/Events
  • Working from home

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

The grad scheme looks very appealing, with opportunities to mold it to my strengths and interests. The opportunity for rapid progression through the business is fantastic.



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

I've made some great friends from within the business this year, that I hope to stay in contact with once I've left.


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

Very reasonable for the region of the country.


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

Plenty of restaurants, bars and a few clubs in the surrounding area.


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

Not so much in the way of company organized activities, however there were always people around to do stuff with after work etc.