THP Product Development at BAT

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Duration
Placement Year (10 Months+)
Region
Southampton South West
Review Date
Salary
£16,000 - £17,999
Roles
Design Electronics Graphic Design Product Design/Industrial Design

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8.1/10

The Role
8.5
Organisation
8.0

Socialising

7.8

The Role

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

I really enjoyed my time at BAT, the variety of work has kept me interested and the fast pace environment means there is never a dull moment.

8/10

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

I have been made to feel like an integral part of my team, I haven't been treated as a student, but as a team member which means a lot to me.

9/10

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

Whenever I have needed help from anyone on my team or the wider department, my colleagues have been there to support and advise me.

8/10

4. How busy were you on a daily basis?

I was almost always busy, but rarely felt overloaded, and if I ever have my team and manager have helped me to manage my team and have spread the workload across the team when necessary.

10/10

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

A surprisingly large amount. I have been trusted with my own projects as well as delivering vital results for the team, I have enjoyed this greatly.

8/10

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

I believe the training I received was second to none, from presentation skills to networking and CV writing, everything has been useful and the placement team have listened to what skills we want to develop and implemented training for them. In terms of degree relevance I have been able to use and develop the majority of the skills relevant to my course.

8/10

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The Organisation

7. What was the general atmosphere in your office?

Professional, but relaxed and good humoured at the same time. I have felt a real sense of comradery and an all in it together attitude in the office which has allowed me to thrive.

8/10

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

Incredibly well run scheme, the placement team have always been on hand when needed, but haven't tried to spoon feed us or constantly check on us, which has been really helpful.

8/10

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

BAT is a company that firmly believes in talent & career development. They invest a lot in their employees and always offer courses/training to help them develop.

9/10

10. What were the perks on your work placement?

  • Flexi Time
  • Subsidised Canteen
  • Sports and Social Club
  • Subsidised/Company Gym
  • National Travel
  • Financial Bonus
  • Company Parties/Events
  • Staff Sales/Staff Shop
  • Above 25 days holiday
  • Working from home
  • Healthcare/Dental
8/10

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

BAT are always on the look out for ambitious and talented people, and they always look at taking on previous placement students, so the future employment prospects look strong.

7/10

Social

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

Really good social scene, the students often socialise with each other outside of work, and other colleagues often host socials for sporting events, days out and nights out.

8/10

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

About what is expected on the south coast, affordable and fun, but with a wide range of places to suit all tastes.

7/10

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

The nightlife was good, a wide range of clubs and bars, with everything from underground music to cheesy pop covered, there is something for everyone.

8/10

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

the sports and socials club at work arrange everything from football tournaments to a company choir, as well as regular family days and other socials.

8/10

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