- 1. To what extent did you enjoy your work placement or internship?
- 2. To what extent did you feel valued by your colleagues?
- 3. To what extent were you given support and guidance by management/your supervisor(s)?
- 4. How busy were you on a daily basis?
- 5. How much responsibility were you given during your placement?
- 6. To what extent did/will the skills you developed, and training you received, assist you in your degree studies and beyond?
- 7. What was the general atmosphere in your office?
- 8. How well organised was the overall work placement or internship set up?
- 9. In terms of personal training and development, to what extent did the company or firm invest in you?
- 10. What were the perks on your work placement?
- 11. How appealing are future employment prospects within the organisation?
- 12. Was there a good social scene amongst any fellow placement students/colleagues?
- 13. What was the cost of living and socialising in the area you worked in?
- 14. What was the Nightlife like in the area you worked?
- 15. Were there many opportunities to get involved in activities outside of work?
Working for NBCUniversal during my placement year was a great opportunity to discover the media industry while acquiring relevant business experience for my future career.
All interns have roles that are essential to the team and are key elements. My manager and colleagues spent time with me to teach me as much as possible so that I could provide good quality work and come out of my internship with many news skills.
My manager was always available to answer my questions and provided regular feedback on what areas I could improve on and where I was doing a good job.
I was working in a finance role so my role was very cyclical. It went from being very busy during forecasting periods to quieter periods in between them.
The amount of responbilities I got grew as time passed. During the first few weeks/months, I was given fewer/smaller responsibilities as I was still adjusting to this new environment. After several months in the role I was given several projects to look after personally.
Everything I learnt was very useful in my degree and beyond as I became a much better planner and began thinking ahead. returning to University after working for a year also gave me a much better mindset that helped me perform better than before and better than other students who had not done a placement year.
The atmosphere was very pleasant. Always professional but never too formal. We were able to get a lot of work done while also taking small breaks to chat among ourselves.
It was very well organised. NBCUniversal has been taking interns for a long time and most teams are used to the process so they know how to make it work.
Regular lunch & learns with senior management are organised for interns throughout the year which help provide us with a better understanding of the overall company.
They are very appealing as NBCUniversal is a large company with many teams.
Definitely. Events were organised by the early talent team but interns also organised drinks & nights out among themselves.
Given the pay we receive, the cost of living and socialising is reasonable.
The offices for most teams are located in Tottenham Court Road which is very close to many pubs & restaurants. Going out after work is very easy.
Yes it was. The central location is very helpful for that.
Placement Year (10 Months+)
Accountancy, Financial Management
Central London and City