HR Coordinator at Tech Data

Duration
Placement Year (10 Months+)
Region
Basingstoke
Review Date
Roles
Administration/Secretarial Human Resources Recruitment

4.1/5

The Role
4.7
The Company
3.9
The Culture
3.5

The Role

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

My placement title was HR coordinator but I was able to get involved in so much more than just HR including L&D and recruitment. This meant that every day was different and I never got bored. It was hard adjusting to full time work but my first experience working in a corporate environment couldn't have been in a better company.
5 /5

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

Everyone was so helpful, especially at the beginning when everything was very new. I felt like a member of the team from my first day.
5 /5

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

We had weekly catchups to discuss my goals and anything I was struggling with/needed. I knew that if I had any questions or problems that I could ask and help/guidance would be given.
5 /5

4. How busy were you on a daily basis?

I went through period of being really busy when I had a big project that I was working on. The rest of the time the work was steady and manageable.
5 /5

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

I was given a few big projects throughout my year at Tech Data that I was trusted to completely own.
5 /5

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

My confidence has massively improved and I feel like I'm able to communicate better both written and verbally. I also feel like this year has made me more organised and able to prioritise tasks.
5 /5

The Company

7. What was the general atmosphere in your office?

Everyone is really friendly and everyone in my team got on very well.
5 /5

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

Fairly organised but there could have been some projects/team days in place for the placement students.
4 /5

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

We had the opportunity to attend a range of face to face training and development courses as well as online courses.
4 /5

10. What were the perks on your work placement?

  • Sports and Social Club
  • Subsidised/Company Gym
  • Company Parties/Events
3 /5

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

The people and culture are amazing so I would love to come back to work at Tech Data if there was a role for me.
5 /5

The Culture

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

A few of us have gone out but it's hard to organize group events as there were quite a few of us. Also the local town for us to go out in doesn't have that much to offer.
4 /5

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

I think to live in/around Basingstoke is fairly expensive but luckily I could live at home and commute this year.
3 /5

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

There are some bars and good pubs but could be a lot better.
4 /5

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

My team have organised a number of team nights out/dinners. I have also been able to attend some external training days and company events.
4 /5