Rating

4.3/5
  • The Role
    4.3
  • The Company
    4.3
  • The Culture
    4.4

    The Role

  • 1. To what extent did you enjoy your work placement or internship?
  • Very interesting initial role in a diverse area of the company, very much different from my degree but can definitely say that I have progressed in soft skils and technical areas due to the engineering nature of the company. The best part was the capability to take up other responsibilities along the way such as the Associate Outreach position and participate in many external activities and socials with colleagues.

    5/5

  • 2. To what extent did you feel valued by your colleagues?
  • Can honestly that I got on extremely well with everyone I met and the CDP council was great to be a part of and helped a lot to make me feel welcomed and encouraged participation with various different people in various different departments.

    5/5

  • 3. To what extent were you given support and guidance by management/your supervisor(s)?
  • Difficult to say as I am a contractor to the company - in terms of support with my day to day undergoings I can say I felt it was brilliant, my supervisor was great and was very helpful when I encountered new problems.

    4/5

  • 4. How busy were you on a daily basis?
  • Would have liked a few more intriguing responsibilities in my day to day role - however taking a position in the CDP council helped keep me active.

    4/5

  • 5. How much responsibility were you given during your placement?
  • Relatively responsible - I felt accountable for my work but due to the Job position and the timeframe for the projects I was involved in it is hard to see the outcome of some of my work yet.

    4/5

  • 6. To what extent did/will the skills you developed, and training you received, assist you in your degree studies and beyond?
  • Beyond helpful - first long length of time in a work environment such as that and having interactions inside and out of work with colleagues has been a great confidence boost. The only thing is that it was not directly related to my degree.

    5/5

    The Company

  • 7. What was the general atmosphere in your office?
  • Quality - it was comfortable in terms of time spent dicussing options, time solidly working and standard work place banter.

    5/5

  • 8. How well organised was the overall work placement or internship set up?
  • The only issue is that I am a contractor and with that comes certain difficulties with regards to understanding the process of who to contact about payments and holidays. The graduate scheme and placement support team were really good however.

    4/5

  • 9. In terms of personal training and development, to what extent did the company or firm invest in you?
  • Difficult to say - I would say they were/are very willing to but it depends on your role and resources avaliable in your area. Graduates and new hires do appear to have the potential to participate in a lot of extra training and courses.

    4/5

  • 10. What were the perks on your work placement?
  • Sports and Social Club

    National Travel

    International Travel

    Company Parties/Events

    Above 25 days holiday

    4/5

  • 11. How appealing are future employment prospects within the organisation?
  • Offered a job post graduation.

    5/5

    The Culture

  • 12. Was there a good social scene amongst any fellow placement students/colleagues?
  • Only wish I had participated more - bit due to location and a bit my fault

    5/5

  • 13. What was the cost of living and socialising in the area you worked in?
  • Area was relatively cheap and socialising was easy.

    5/5

  • 14. What was the Nightlife like in the area you worked?
  • Ok - lots of bars but a bit out of the way from where I lived so difficult to get around town.

    4/5

  • 15. Were there many opportunities to get involved in activities outside of work?
  • A fair amount but depends on location.

    5/5

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Details

Placement Year (10 Months+)

Advertising, Business Analytics, Business Intelligence, Engineering, Internet/e-Commerce/New Media, Market Research, Marketing

West Midlands

22nd July 2019


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