Talent Acquisition Intern at CooperVision

Placement Year (10 Months+)
Fareham South East
Review Date
£14,000 - £15,999
Human Resources Legal/Law Recruitment

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The Role



The Role

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

I thoroughly enjoyed my placement because I felt valued by the team and company instantly. CooperVision truly works with its core values in mind and provided me with the perfect balance of both support and responsibilities. The placement allowed me to develop multiple skills including commercial awareness, interpersonal skills and significantly improved my confidence in a future career in industry once I graduate.


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

I felt valued and respected throughout my placement. I was actively encouraged to be involved in all areas of the recruitment process and was given the opportunities to share my opinion on how to improve both the manager and candidate experience.


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

Initially, I was nervous that I did not have much practical experience working in recruitment or HR. However, all my colleagues were extremely patient and supportive throughout the year and provided sufficient training to allow me to pick up the role quickly. I never felt judged for any mistakes made because my colleagues always were understanding.


4. How busy were you on a daily basis?

The volume of work varied throughout the year. Some points of the year did peak in volume but it was always manageable and it allowed the role to always be engaging.


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

I was pleasantly surprised by how much responsibility I was given. My responsibilities grew in correlation to my development in the role. By the end of the placement, I was responsible for many roles throughout the recruitment process. I always had the support of my colleagues whenever I had any questions.


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

I developed numerous skills that I can definitely transfer into future grad roles.


The Organisation

7. What was the general atmosphere in your office?

The office continuously had a positive environment. All levels of the business demonstrate CooperVision's core values and you could always speak to any employee from any area or level of the business.


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

The internship was well organised and was flexible to fit with my development within the role.


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

There was in house training to develop specific skills such as excel skills, presentation skills and communication skills.


10. What were the perks on your work placement?

  • Sports and Social Club
  • National Travel
  • Company Parties/Events
  • Staff Sales/Staff Shop
  • Healthcare/Dental

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

I would definitely work at CooperVision in the future if an opportunity arose.



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

There were events across the year that different departments could get involved.


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

The Fareham/Portsmouth/Southampton area is affordable


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

There are numerous bars and clubs in both the Southampton and Portsmouth area.


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

CooperVision has both wellness activities and numerous fundraising events throughout the year.