Rating

4.4/5
  • The Role
    4.8
  • The Company
    4.5
  • The Culture
    3.9

Role Description

Assisting the Press team in internal organisation and external communications.

    The Role

  • 1. To what extent did you enjoy your work placement or internship?
  • I really enjoyed my year at Toyota. The business was very welcoming and supportive throughout the year.

    5/5

  • 2. To what extent did you feel valued by your colleagues?
  • There was a real sense of responsibility with the role. It was reassuring knowing that what I was doing had a clear purpose and was valuable for not only the team, but for the wider business as a whole.

    5/5

  • 3. To what extent were you given support and guidance by management/your supervisor(s)?
  • You have regular catch ups with your manager and scheduled reviews with regards to your development and progression.

    5/5

  • 4. How busy were you on a daily basis?
  • My schedule varied from day to day depending on what was coming into the press office but there was always plenty to be getting on with.

    5/5

  • 5. How much responsibility were you given during your placement?
  • Each student role is given a lot of responsibility. The work that I carried out throughout the year was depended upon by both the department and the journalists, playing an important part in external communications and departmental organisation.

    5/5

  • 6. To what extent did/will the skills you developed, and training you received, assist you in your degree studies and beyond?
  • Throughout the year students are offered numerous training sessions on a variety of topics which proved to be very useful during my year and no doubt will be once I get back to university.

    5/5

    The Company

  • 7. What was the general atmosphere in your office?
  • The atmosphere is very welcoming and supportive. Everyone is very friendly and open to helping.

    4/5

  • 8. How well organised was the overall work placement or internship set up?
  • The year was very well organised and ensured we received the necessary training throughout.

    5/5

  • 9. In terms of personal training and development, to what extent did the company or firm invest in you?
  • We were offered numerous training opportunities, all of which were very valuable.

    5/5

  • 10. What were the perks on your work placement?
  • Flexi Time

    Subsidised Canteen

    Sports and Social Club

    Subsidised/Company Gym

    Company Parties/Events

    Working from home

    5/5

  • 11. How appealing are future employment prospects within the organisation?
  • There is an appealing graduate scheme, however I felt it was more suitable for those with a background in business studies.

    4/5

    The Culture

  • 12. Was there a good social scene amongst any fellow placement students/colleagues?
  • There was a good social scene within the student community, especially if you lived near by. You can get as involved as you like.

    5/5

  • 13. What was the cost of living and socialising in the area you worked in?
  • Living in the Epsom/Banstead area isn’t too bad if you have a house share. And the cost of nights out were fairly standard.

    3/5

  • 14. What was the Nightlife like in the area you worked?
  • It was quite good with a big group, but head into London if you want more variety.

    3/5

  • 15. Were there many opportunities to get involved in activities outside of work?
  • There is a sports and social club which holds multiple activities throughout the year.

    5/5

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Details

Placement Year (10 Months+)

Public Relations

23rd July 2019


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