Marketing Placement Student at Experian

Duration
Placement Year (10 Months+)
Region
Nottingham East Midlands
Review Date
Salary
£16,000 - £17,999
Roles
Marketing

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6.3/10

The Role
7.3
Organisation
6.2

Socialising

5.0

The Role

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

I enjoyed my placement year. I got opportunities to work in different areas. I really enjoyed the responsibility I got from my line manager - I felt like part of the team as I was given my own projects. I worked in a diverse team and was able to pick projects which appealed to me.

8/10

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

I really fit in with the team, I was given my own tasks and projects which I could own on my own. I got support from my manager and the wider team around me which made me feel really comfortable and part of the team, I did feel like I was a contributing member.

7/10

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

In my time I had two managers as my original manager was covering for someones maternity leave, when she left the business I was given a new manager - both of them were really supportive. We have weekly 1-1 sessions for an hour where you can discuss successes and struggles with your line manager.

7/10

4. How busy were you on a daily basis?

I have always been kept busy. I have been proactive in seeking tasks which I have wanted to do. I have lead my own projects - which has meant I was constantly busy. I have also supported other members of the team on theirs, which has kept me busy aswell.

7/10

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

I feel I was given a good level of responsibly, whilst also having a line manager who would support me when there were issues. I feel I have built up a good reputation and now I can be given more difficult and important tasks and I am now responsible for them.

8/10

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

I really feel I have developed so much in my placement year. It takes you so long to settle in, for me it was around 4-5 months. So I found it really beneficial to do a longer placement, as you get so much more out of it as you get more time to settle in.

7/10

The Organisation

7. What was the general atmosphere in your office?

The office is friendly - I always felt welcome. We have flexible working which can be really useful if you need to use it and your manager is okay with it. My team has changed since I started a lot but it was always been really friendly, so has the wider team too.

7/10

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

The placements are recruited by HR and then put into teams. For me this is difficult to comment as we have been through a department wide restructure which has meant i;ve had dotted lines to many people in different teams and there are many people who are unsure of their responsibilities.

5/10

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

At the start they really invested - I had constant training. The towards the end this seemed to slow down, I was trained up on certain things but then it seemed to stop. I felt this was a real shame as I wanted to continue learning, but I felt I had reached my peak for a placement.

5/10

10. What were the perks on your work placement?

  • Flexi Time
  • Financial Bonus
  • Company Parties/Events
  • Working from home
  • Healthcare from home
  • Healthcare/Dental
7/10

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

Experian are a very good company to work for within Nottingham, I would like to return once I have completed my placement - but I would like to work in a different area of the businesses as I feel I have grown as much as I can in the area i'm in now.

7/10

Social

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

Our early careers manager would set up placement lunches were placements across the country would come to visit us at our office or we would go to theirs. I have made really good freindships whilst on placement, both with my team and my fellow placements. I have also had another placement in my team.

5/10

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

I have lived in nottingham all my life - cannot comment.

5/10

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

I have lived in nottingham all my life - cannot comment.

5/10

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

I have lived in nottingham all my life - cannot comment.

5/10