Marketing Intern at L'Oreal

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Placement (5-9 Months)
Hammersmith Central London and City
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£20,000 - £21,999

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The Role



The Role

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

I thoroughly enjoyed my work placement, I had the opportunity to take on alot of responsibility in an industry and product I am very interested in.


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

I had a great team, who were very sociable and cared alot about eachother. I felt of alot of value on a professional level as well.


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

My manager was incredible. We built a great relationship where she trusted me to work autonomously, but was always there if i needed help or guidance.


4. How busy were you on a daily basis?

This Fluctuated. Some days/ weeks I was very busy and there didn't seem like enough hours in the day. Others it was quite quiet.


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

I was given a good amount of responsibility. Alot more than other work placements, it was good to feel i was actually doing something and adding value.


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

I did a huge amount of training as there is such a great variety available at L'Oreal. Many of these were not industry specific and therefore I can take them forward with me in my degree and beyond.


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The Organisation

7. What was the general atmosphere in your office?

This is massively dependent on your team and where you sit. In general everyone works very hard and is focused but approachable and friendly. There are also alot of talks and activities and food/drinks to socialise so it is not always serious.


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

Once I had arrived the work placement was very well organised and set up, but this is because they take on quite a few interns every year. However the HR team were difficult to get in touch with through my application process.


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

The firm have invested significantly allowing me to do a lot of training's. My manager too sought out opportunities to develop me and push me out of my professional comfort zone.


10. What were the perks on your work placement?

  • Subsidised Canteen
  • Subsidised/Company Gym
  • National Travel
  • Staff Sales/Staff Shop
  • Working from home

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

Very appealing. I am currently applying for the Grad scheme with the aim of a long term career within L'Oreal.



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

Yes there are a number of socials and pub days in the summer!


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

Cost of living is not too bad. Hammersmith is a little out of the city so rent can be cheaper than central but if you have friends in the city it can be expensive to commute in to see them.


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

Lots of good casual bars and pubs, would go to central london for proper night life.


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

Yes there were a few, this again can be dependent on your team! Mine did not do huge amounts outside of work.


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