Talent Acquisiton Intern at GE (General Electric)

Duration
Placement Year (10 Months+)
Region
Aberdeen Scotland
Review Date
Salary
£20,000 - £21,999
Roles
Recruitment

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8.9/10

The Role
9.2
Organisation
8.6

Socialising

8.8

The Role

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

I was given freedom and a lot of responsibility throughout my placement which was great, however there was periods where I felt the amount expected of me was far more than other interns would have been doing.

9/10

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

My team always included me, took on board my suggestions, asked my opinion, checked if I was OK, etc.
I couldn't have worked with a better team.

10/10

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

I felt there was a lack of "supervision" at times due to people working from home and with managers being based outside the UK. My team did what they could to support me, and the appointment of a new team leader in the office benefitted me.

8/10

4. How busy were you on a daily basis?

I felt the first 6 weeks were quite slow as I was ready to go. But from then onwards it was pretty full on, which I enjoyed.

9/10

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

Recruited interns for the UK businesses between September and May.
Played a large part in the recruitment of BHGE apprentices for the 2018 intake.
Lead intern for the UK.
Recruited roles varying from apprentices to operations managers.
Therefore, a lot. This was one of the things I enjoyed most about my placement.

9/10

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

Aside from recruitment skills, my communication, organisation and professional skills have developed a lot. Being a multinational company, I was able to interact with people of varying authority across Europe.
I am taking my experience with GE into my dissertation topic, and am sure the skills I have developed will be useful throughout my career. I am grateful for the opportunity of working with the company.

10/10

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The Organisation

7. What was the general atmosphere in your office?

On days where other people were in the office it was always good.
The odd day where I was myself, bit boring but no issue.

9/10

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

Difficult to answer.

Through team restructuring I was working as a full recruiter for the majority of my time with GE, which meant putting aside a lot of intern related tasks. This suited me better personally as I like getting involved and being given more responsibility, however this may not suit everyone.

My team did what they could to suppliment this.

8/10

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

Various online training available 24/7 for all employees.

Talent Acquisition team all travelled to Paris for team training/meetings however I was not welcome to this. Although I was doing my best and felt I was doing enough to merit the trip, I was not allowed. This would have been a great experience for any intern, and felt the reasons given for not including me were poorly explained and perhaps unfair.

6/10

10. What were the perks on your work placement?

  • Flexi Time
  • Subsidised Canteen
  • Sports and Social Club
  • Subsidised/Company Gym
  • Company Parties/Events
  • Above 25 days holiday
  • Working from home
  • Healthcare/Dental
10/10

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

I had planned to stay with the company on a part-time basis whilst returning to university however was unable to do this due to timetable issues.
Future prospects were excellent and I would love the opportunity to return.

10/10

Social

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

Good number of placement students in my office as well as others across the UK.
Social scene with both interns and colleagues was good.

9/10

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

I lived on my own through choice therefore I accepted this would cost more.

9/10

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

Standard for Scotland, much like Edinburgh or Glasgow.

7/10

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

Joined a local football team through a colleague at work which was another positive to the whole experience.
Opportunities are there to those who want them.

10/10

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