Rating

3.9/5
  • The Role
    4.3
  • The Company
    3.5
  • The Culture
    3.6

    The Role

  • 1. To what extent did you enjoy your work placement or internship?
  • It's been a thoroughly enjoyable year from start to finish. Prior to beginning a placement the last thing I wanted was to spend the first 3 months twiddling my thumbs whilst seeking out some responsibility - that definitely wasn't the case at FDM! From the very first week I was trusted to deliver and throughout the year I've felt like I've been growing constantly.

    5/5

  • 2. To what extent did you feel valued by your colleagues?
  • Very much so. I think a good indicator is that now, coming to the end of my placement, colleagues are surprised when I tell them that I'm returning to university. A modern, agile company, you quickly come in to contact with colleagues from all departments and building relationships has been easy.

    5/5

  • 3. To what extent were you given support and guidance by management/your supervisor(s)?
  • I've always felt that If I wanted support I knew how to seek it; important for myself though was to be left with my own responsibilities and whilst there have been challenges along the way, these have been vital to my development. There is a Mentoring programme in place which has been useful.

    4/5

  • 4. How busy were you on a daily basis?
  • Very busy, from beginning of placement to the end. There's barely been a quiet moment. Whilst fast-paced It's been great to have a certain level of pressure to deliver. Alongside my regular responsibilities, there's been extra ad-hoc tasks that have come along the way. I feel that with my responsibilities I now understand how I work much better, and will be greatly more confident in my work post-final year.

    4/5

  • 5. How much responsibility were you given during your placement?
  • A great amount of responsibility throughout the placement. you don't just feel like you're doing 'tasks for a placement student', instead I feel like my work has a strong contribution to both my department and the greater business.

    5/5

  • 6. To what extent did/will the skills you developed, and training you received, assist you in your degree studies and beyond?
  • Studying Business at university I feel that previous studies had allowed me to understand business's in a theoretical, however my placement has added practical context. For next year I hope that prioritisation and organisational skills developed on placement will help me to achieve the grade I hope for. Beyond university, I'm much more confident in making career choices. I now better understand the areas of work I enjoy and also, importantly, the areas I'd like to steer away from.

    5/5

    The Company

  • 7. What was the general atmosphere in your office?
  • The general atmosphere is vibrant and driven. A young atmosphere; opportunity is what propels FDM. I've found it to be a good mix of hard work alongside camaraderie.

    4/5

  • 8. How well organised was the overall work placement or internship set up?
  • The work placement was set up well. I had a handover period with my predecessor so the transition into work was made easier.

    4/5

  • 9. In terms of personal training and development, to what extent did the company or firm invest in you?
  • FDM is a Recruit, Train, Deploy company so training is a key aspect of the operation. I've had the opportunity to seek out training courses.

    4/5

  • 10. What were the perks on your work placement?
  • 3/5

  • 11. How appealing are future employment prospects within the organisation?
  • Very appealing, I'd definitely like to come back and feel that there are a range of opportunities to do so.

    5/5

    The Culture

  • 12. Was there a good social scene amongst any fellow placement students/colleagues?
  • Yes both alongside fellow placement students and colleagues. After a week of work the opportunity to unwind is definitely one keenly taken.

    4/5

  • 13. What was the cost of living and socialising in the area you worked in?
  • Compared to university nights out are definitely expensive. Being in Central London however I guess that's to be expected.

    3/5

  • 14. What was the Nightlife like in the area you worked?
  • Very good. A strong mix of different nightlife - good bars and restaurants.

    4/5

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

    4/5

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Placement Year (10 Months+)

24th June 2019


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