Placement Student at Lidl

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Duration
Placement Year (10 Months+)
Region
Lutterworth East Midlands
Review Date
Salary
£20,000 - £21,999
Roles
Business Management Recruitment

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8.3/10

The Role
8.3
Organisation
9.2

Socialising

7.0

The Role

Role Description

Placement Student

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

I thoroughly enjoyed my placement year at Lidl, having such a varied year spending time in a variety of departments such as stores, logistics, supply chain and property has really helped enhance my knowledge for by Business and Management degree and future career.

10/10

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

I have felt extremely valued during the entire placement, everyone at Lidl is extremely helpful with the ultimate goal of developing my career and knowledge as much as possible.

10/10

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

I have been given a huge amount of support throughout my placement. Lidl provide placement students with a training consultant which is great as I can visit them anytime to discuss my progress or any problems I may have. At the end of my time in each department I have also had a progress review where my achievements and improvements have been discussed.

10/10

4. How busy were you on a daily basis?

I was busy most of the time compared to other placements, I have been given tasks to learn a specific role in each department and I have been on training courses to enhance my knowledge.

7/10

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

I do feel I could have been given a little more responsibility in some departments, however due to only spending 5-6 weeks in some departments I understand why this has been. On the other hand in departments such as stores I was trained to the level of a deputy manager.

8/10

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

Having not known what I want to do in the future, Lidl's varied placement programme has helped me to develop my knowledge and helped to shape my career. I also feel more confident and ready for final year of university and to embark on my future career, whether that be returning to Lidl or another company.

5/10

The Organisation

7. What was the general atmosphere in your office?

The atmosphere at Lidl is extremely positive, everyone is extremely welcoming and keen to develop my knowledge.

10/10

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

The placement has been set up extremely well, I spent a set number of weeks in departments including stores, logistics, property and supply chain. Within each department I was welcomed on my first day and given a training plan. At the end of my time in each department I received a progress review to highlight my strengths and areas for improvement which is great for personal development.

10/10

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

Lidl invested very highly in my training, I received a training plan in every department, spent 2 fully expensed weeks in the Head Office in Wimbledon and attended many training workshops to enhance my knowledge even further.

10/10

10. What were the perks on your work placement?

  • Company Parties/Events
  • Above 25 days holiday
8/10

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

Future prospects are appealing and this has been discussed, although we are told we have to reapply for a direct role or the Graduate scheme.

8/10

Social

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

All placement students meet 4 times during the year, the first 2 days, after Christmas, at Head Office and at the final event. It is a great experience to meet all the other placement students from around the country and during these meet ups all expenses including hotel bookings are paid for by Lidl.

10/10

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

I stayed at home during my placement so this is N/A to myself.

10/10

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

I stayed at home during my placement so this is N/A to myself.

5/10

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

Not many opportunities for outside of work apart from the Christmas party

3/10