HR Coordinator at Tech Data

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Placement Year (10 Months+)
Basingstoke South East
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£14,000 - £15,999
Administration/Secretarial Human Resources Recruitment

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The Role



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.


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.


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.


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. 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.


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.


The Organisation

7. What was the general atmosphere in your office?

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


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.


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.


10. What were the perks on your work placement?

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

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.



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.


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.


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

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


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.