I thoroughly enjoyed my time on placement. It sparked my enthusiasm for the industry and gave me a realistic insight into time within a multi-national corporation.
My management changed a lot throughout my internship which made the discussing of my work with management difficult, however during the latter stage of placement I was given a lot more responsibility as was supporting in managerial work.
The role was brand new and so managers found it difficult in knowing how to guide me and what information I may be absent of and hence need additionally.
If I asked, I was given relevant guidance so I would never be without support if I asked for it.
The commercial theory which I got involved in and the data analysis, towards the latter part of my placement, is extremely relatable to my degree. I have developed the general competencies of confidence and knowledge in how to communicate effectively which would also inevitably help me in my degree.
This was a brand new role and the delegate who planned my aims and projects left upon my arrival. Hence my role was very unstructured and developed different as time went along. This was positive in giving me autonomy but was difficult for planning purposes and knowing directions of my aims and placement goals.
I loved the atmosphere of my brand. The team was full fo energy and I was fortunate to spend time with education teams AND commercial as well as spending some in office time with marketing colleagues. The atmosphere is super supportive and everyone was very approachable.
Lots of oppurtunities for training on : bookmylearning.
This was a real benefit, how much loreal invest in your personal development.
I was field-based and in a very unique role, so the role would be very different if I was full-time in the office. However I got to know the morals of the organisation and this gives a good insight into their commitments to their staff.
Lots of opp to understand the culture through training and education days.
Opportunities to understand other roles and streams within the business due to the strong 'coffee culture' this is helpful in understanding what path may be suited to you by gathering opinions.
Field based so travel was paid.
Such a good social life, huge intern culture which really helps with support and friendships.
For sure and I have already done.