Rating

4.1/5
  • The Role
    4.2
  • The Company
    4.6
  • The Culture
    3.5

Role Description

Placement Student

    The Role

  • 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.

    5/5

  • 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.

    5/5

  • 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.

    5/5

  • 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.

    4/5

  • 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.

    4/5

  • 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.

    3/5

    The Company

  • 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.

    5/5

  • 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.

    5/5

  • 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.

    5/5

  • 10. What were the perks on your work placement?
  • Company Parties/Events

    Above 25 days holiday

    4/5

  • 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.

    4/5

    The Culture

  • 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.

    5/5

  • 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.

    5/5

  • 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.

    3/5

  • 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

    2/5

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Details

Placement Year (10 Months+)

Business Management, Recruitment

16th July 2019


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