• About You
  • The Company
  • Everything Else

    About You

  • 1. To what extent did you enjoy the insight?
  • Overall, I had a good experience. I certainly came away with a much more advanced knowledge on the FMCG industry as a whole as well as Danone and its core principles that keep the company running as successfully as it is today.


  • 2. To what extent did you feel valued during your time at the company or firm?
  • We were definitely made to feel valued during our time at the Danone offices. They even went as far as to pay for extra training to be conducted for us in order to produce Insights Profiles, despite the fact this was only a 3 day insight programme.


  • 3. How much guidance/support did you receive during the insight?
  • We could have been given slightly more guidance before we were given time to do some independent work or alternatively those delivering the talks should have communicated to be on the same wavelength. Points we were told to do ended up not being feasible which wasted time on everyone's behalf.


  • 4. To what extent did/will the skills you developed, and information you received, assist you in your degree studies and beyond?
  • I feel like I did not significantly develop any skills given the short time period for this insight programme.


    The Company

  • 5. How well structured was the insight?
  • This programme was poorly structured. We spent 3 days completing content that I believe should have been possible to complete in a single day.


  • 6. How was the general atmosphere during your insight?
  • I cannot fault the atmosphere at Danone. Given one of their core principles being 'healthy living' and about enjoying life, they certainly make sure their employees are happy.


  • 7. In terms of personal training and development, to what extent did the company or firm invest in you?
  • The company paid in order for us to have individual Insights profiles produced.


  • 8. To what extent did the insight help you to understand what it would be like to have a full time role with the company or firm?
  • This insight programme allowed me to learn about the FMCG industry which I previously would have been unaware of.


  • 9. How much did the insight help you in understanding the company culture?
  • Everyday we spent time learning about Danone as a brand and what it stood for.


  • 10. How valuable was the content in helping you to decide on your future career path?
  • This was fairly useful as it allowed me to gain insight into FMCG and what the daily life at Danone looks like.


    Everything Else

  • 11. Were you paid or reimbursed adequately for this experience?
  • We were allowed to claim expenses for breakfast and dinner.

  • 12. Were there opportunities for networking and meeting other employees of the company or firm?
  • Yes there were plenty of opportunities to meet and network with current placement students and former Campus Brand Ambassadors at Danone.


  • 13. How were the networking/ social event opportunities?
  • They were sporadic - more could have been done to try and speak to some more senior members of staff during lunch.


  • 14. Did you find out about activities that employees can get involved in outside of work?
  • Danone organise many different activities outside of work. Their office is also in Chiswick Park who also organise they own activities which many of the employees utilise.


  • 15. Would you recommend this insight to a friend?
  • Overall, I would recommend this to a friend if they are interested in or wanted to learn more about FMCG.


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Insight / Vacation Scheme (< 4 Weeks)

Food Science

South East

17th September 2018

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