Marketing assistant at Volkswagen Group UK

Duration
Placement Year (10 Months+)
Region
Milton keynes East Midlands
Review Date
Salary
£16,000 - £17,999
Roles
Marketing

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8.8/10

The Role
9.2
Organisation
8.6

Socialising

8.5

The Role

Role Description

Digital marketing and events and internal communications assistant

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

Not only do you get given great opportunities in you own role, you are also challenged with other projects to give you experience in the wider business.

10/10

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

There is deffinately a great culture across the business. Everyone is happy to help and support undergraduates especially.

9/10

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

I had incredible support from my line manager. They really met with me to make sure I was getting everything I wanted out of my placement. I couldn't have asked for anything more.

10/10

4. How busy were you on a daily basis?

My workload varied day to day. I was always busy but rarely too busy.

8/10

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

Depending on the project I was given varying degrees of responsibility. However, I was given the experience to lead teams when I felt comfortable in doing so.

8/10

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

Having just started back at uni I'm already so much more focused and have a much better work ethic than before my placement.

10/10

The Organisation

7. What was the general atmosphere in your office?

Strong sense of community in the office.

9/10

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

Projects and training throughout gave all undergraduates the opportunity to gain new skills.

8/10

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

As previously stated there are lots of training opportunities. You can do as much or as little as you want but the opportunity is there should you want it.

9/10

10. What were the perks on your work placement?

  • Flexi Time
  • Subsidised Canteen
  • Company Car
  • Financial Bonus
  • Company Parties/Events
  • Above 25 days holiday
  • Working from home
10/10

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

Great graduate scheme but not many positions and highly competitive.

7/10

Social

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

Great social opportunities with both my teams and the other undergraduates.

10/10

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

Pretty standard. Not very expensive but drinks on a night out aren't the cheapest.

8/10

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

Plenty of bars but not many clubs.

7/10

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

As there were so many undergraduates it is almost like being at university apart from you aren't poor. Among ourselves we organised lots of social events.

9/10