Trade Compliance Analyst at Cummins

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Duration
Placement Year (10 Months+)
Region
Daventry East Midlands
Review Date
Salary
£18,000 - £19,999
Roles
Auditing/Tax Logistics and Operations

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7.9/10

The Role
9.3
Organisation
8.4

Socialising

5.0

The Role

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

My placement was a joy to be on, giving me a perfect insight into trade and the workings of a multinational business. I was given a perfect amount of responsibility to allow me to be a good contributor to the team, whilst my workload was kept under the right amount to ensure it wasn't overwhelming.

9/10

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

The team were the perfect balance of being supportive and answering any questions/queries I had, understanding that as a placement student I wouldn't have the same knowledge they had in trade compliance. Whilst also being able to leave you to complete the job in hand without much interference, only checking in to ensure you were still comfortable completing the jobs.

10/10

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

It was easy to ask for support whenever I needed help from managers/colleagues. Everyone was more than happy to hear what I had to say and give me advice on the best way to complete something or help with any support I needed.

This meant I never felt lost as if I was ever ensure on how to complete something or just wanted reassurance that I was going about a tricky job in the right way, there was always someone to support me and keep me going down the right path.

10/10

4. How busy were you on a daily basis?

Whilst there may be times when the workload can get rather hectic, for the most part I was shielded from the major jobs. This gave me a perfect balance of work that kept me busy all throughout the weeks!

This meant that days went nice and quick as you were busy ensuring you completed work instead of constantly checking the time.

9/10

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

From the start of my placement I was given a sense of responsibility to take pride in my work as I would be accountable for projects I undertook.

This was the perfect method to gain knowledge quickly from within Trade Compliance, in which I previously had close to zero experience.

9/10

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

One of the key skills developed over the time of my placement was improvements in using Microsoft Excel. Using it on a day to day basis was key to this. There was also the opportunity to complete an online training course to fine tune skills.

This alongside being able to complete an industry recognised certification in has allowed me to gain some key skills and knowledge that will translate perfectly into my time after graduation, and hopefully on my final year of studies!

9/10

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The Organisation

7. What was the general atmosphere in your office?

The atmosphere in the office was a great balance. With everyone friendly enough to have a nice chat but focused enough to complete jobs in hand without getting to distracted and constantly chatting.

Having a radio in the office was an added bonus as well to avoid moments of total silence, which can make the days go quicker.

8/10

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

Whilst there was room for improvement as I was missed out of training other placement students took part in. The placement was well organised with a training plan and work plan set out from the start to ensure I had a good workload and gained extra knowledge along the way.

Also the next placement students in the team will be on the training's, as I was the first placement student the team has took on this may be why I wasn't on the training courses as they simply hadn't been made aware

6/10

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

I was surprised during my placement to find that I was encouraged to complete any courses/training I could during the working days in order to gain any knowledge I could during my limited time at Cummins.

You will be encouraged to develop yourself during you placement from any avenues you can find.

9/10

10. What were the perks on your work placement?

  • Flexi Time
  • Subsidised Canteen
  • Sports and Social Club
  • Financial Bonus
  • Company Parties/Events
  • Staff Sales/Staff Shop
  • Working from home
  • Healthcare/Dental
10/10

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

If the opportunity to work for Cummins after the completion of my degree I would definitely go for it! The graduate scheme looks to be well set out and gives all graduates a chance to gain experience in multiple departments fast and move up in a good time frame, allowing for good personal and professional development.

9/10

Social

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

5/10

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

5/10

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

5/10

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

5/10

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