Demand Manager - BBC Account at Atos

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Duration
Placement Year (10 Months+)
Region
London Central London and City
Review Date
Salary
£20,000 - £21,999
Roles
Business Management
Atos is a Top Employer

8.6/10

The Role
9.5
Organisation
8.2

Socialising

7.8

The Role

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

I really enjoyed my year with Atos, I couldn't recommend it enough. I learnt a lot of skills and a great deal about myself and what I was capable of.

There was an excellent social aspect associated with Atos, a Graduate, Intern and Apprentices (GIA) committee regularly scheduled socials and events. This complimented the hard work and really made a difference to my year.

10/10

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

I felt extremely valued by colleagues. This feeling ranged from my fellow interns all the way through to the top of the hierarchy. You are treated as an Atos employee from the very start of the placement, rather than be looked as an 'just an intern'.

I personally felt I given a great amount of responsibility from the off. This at the start was a little daunting but looking back on it I am very grateful my manager and colleagues placed so much faith in me as a placement student.

10/10

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

There was a lot of sup[port available if you needed it at Atos. From my experience, my manager and colleagues in my team were very understanding if ever I needed help. They would always make time if I had a question or needed a little help understanding something.

Similarly, with there being such a great intern and graduate community at Atos, there were always people to talk to and ask for advice if you didn't want to reach out to your seniors.

9/10

4. How busy were you on a daily basis?

I was very busy on a daily basis. I was more or less thrown into the job from the very start of my placement and had to learn on the job. This was a little tough but looking back on it I think it was really valuable and I felt as though I had to rise to the challenge.

My entire day was usually busy from 9-5.30, this was great because my days went faster and aI felt as if I was contributing something valuable to my team.

However, there were times when I would be in the office until 8/9pm at night in order to get certain work done. This was difficult and maybe more than would be expected of a placement student. But, this was a real insight into the working world and it was an important lesson for me. It also opened my eyes as to what I was capable of.

8/10

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

I personally felt I given a great amount of responsibility from the off. This at the start was a little daunting but looking back on it I am very grateful my manager and colleagues placed so much faith in me as a placement student.

I got the opportunity to push myself and take on a variety of tasks in order to allow me to see other areas of the businesses.

10/10

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

There were a number of skills I developed on placement. All of which can be applied in some sense to my degree. These skills include:

Time management
Motivation
Regular routine
Presentation skills
Communication - both business orientated and every day life

There are many more skills but this placement will greatly help me in my degree and going forward in my career.

10/10

The Organisation

7. What was the general atmosphere in your office?

The general atmosphere in the office was great. The London Office operated in a 'hot seat' fashion allowing you to effectively choose whereabouts in the office you sat. There were a variety of options from desks, monitors, high tables, booths and group areas.

This meant you were not bound to sitting in the same place everyday which I personally think introduced a nice variety to the workplace. Similarly, it was down to you who you chose to sit with, for example you could sit with members of your team or fellow interns at Atos.

The hierarchy at Atos in the Office was very flat as senior managers and executives were often seated in the same office space as the rest of the workforce.

8/10

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

9/10

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

9/10

10. What were the perks on your work placement?

  • Company Parties/Events
  • Working from home
5/10

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

Atos are investing a lot in you when they give you a placement position. They want you to have the best possible experience with the view of you returning to Atos as a graduate.

If you perform well and wish to return there are great future career prospects within the company. I myself am looking to return to Atos in a slightly different role to my placement after university.

10/10

Social

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

The social aspect was amazing and made my year as enjoyable as it was! A big factor to consider when looking at placements. However, this is from the view of doing my placement in London, as it may vary in other locations.

10/10

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

4/10

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

9/10

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

8/10