1. To what extent did you enjoy your work placement or internship?
The FDM Group is a fun place to work, as there are always opportunities to challenge yourself and explore about the world of business in the digital industry.
2. To what extent did you feel valued by your colleagues?
One of the great things about the FDM Group is that the workforce is relatively young, meaning that it is really easy to fit and build relationships with your colleagues.
3. To what extent were you given support and guidance by management/your supervisor(s)?
Although the FDM Group is a FTSE 250 company, you will find that there are only a couple of levels between you as a placement student in a team to the manager. This means that you're able to work alongside senior members of staff on a daily basis who have a wealth of experience. As a placement student being able to have a relationship with such an established colleague can only be positive.
4. How busy were you on a daily basis?
Naturally you're eased into your role and over the first couple of months you probably spend a bit more time learning about the organisation, your team and your role, and you do not necessarily have the number of responsibilities you expect. However, as you near the half way point of your placement year, your workload will begin to increase significantly and before you know it you'll feel like a fully fledged employee with responsibilities and deadlines.
5. How much responsibility were you given during your placement?
A lot - I was responsible for several networks and programmes!
6. To what extent did/will the skills you developed, and training you received, assist you in your degree studies and beyond?
As graduate consultancy is at the heart of the work done at FDM, there are plenty of opportunities for you on your placement to develop skills you perhaps wouldn't get elsewhere. For example at the FDM Group you are able to try your hand at Excel training, professional skills and even your Prince 2!
7. What was the general atmosphere in your office?
Work hard, play hard.
8. How well organised was the overall work placement or internship set up?
There is a clear structure to your placement with your department outlining specific goals for you to achieve.
9. In terms of personal training and development, to what extent did the company or firm invest in you?
Although there are a lot of opportunities to develop your skills at FDM, there is an onus on you to seek those and find ways to get involved with them.
10. What were the perks on your work placement?
There were no perks with
this Placement Year
11. How appealing are future employment prospects within the organisation?
As the organisation is continuing to grow, there will probably be opportunities to join the company again upon graduation.
12. Was there a good social scene amongst any fellow placement students/colleagues?
Yes there are several social activities to get involved in whether that be casual activities or more formal clubs.
13. What was the cost of living and socialising in the area you worked in?
London is an expensive city, so the price of socialising is unavoidable.
14. What was the Nightlife like in the area you worked?
A lot of things on for all tastes.
15. Were there many opportunities to get involved in activities outside of work?