Working alongside the COO for EMEA North and supported on a variety of projects going from deals reporting to customer interactions
1. To what extent did you enjoy your work placement or internship?
Exposure to senior management, daily learning and teaching from experts in the industry are just few of the things I have enjoyed during my placement in SAP. Being an intern is SAP is seen as asset to invest to create possibilities for the future.
2. To what extent did you feel valued by your colleagues?
I have been given all sort of responsibilities on different projects. The support and the trust that senior managers put on you in incredible. I felt valued not only on a professional level, but also on a personal level.
3. To what extent were you given support and guidance by management/your supervisor(s)?
I have been very lucky in being in a team where everyone was fully supportive around all the aspects of the job. SAP is a complex business, but the guidance and teaching that all the interns have been receiving on a daily basis makes everything much more enjoyable and easier.
4. How busy were you on a daily basis?
It can get busy at times, but all depends on the level you want to expose yourself. There are plenty of opportunities for new tasks and jobs to perform, but at the same time it is absolutely fine to ask for support when you get too busy.
5. How much responsibility were you given during your placement?
Huge amount of responsibilities were given to me during my placement. I definitely think this is key in a placement when it comes to defining a successful company that invests on you. SAP is definitely one of those companies.
6. To what extent did/will the skills you developed, and training you received, assist you in your degree studies and beyond?
There are a variety of skills that I consider being key to continue and complete my degree at university. Above all the skills, I think the level of maturity and responsibilities that a placement in SAP gives you are key assets for the final year at university.
7. What was the general atmosphere in your office?
Very relaxed and friendly atmosphere with everyone keen in chatting with you
8. How well organised was the overall work placement or internship set up?
I have never seen an organisation around the placement scheme better than SAP. Having a whole team of people (from HR to Managing director) involved into shaping your experience into a successful one is key.
9. In terms of personal training and development, to what extent did the company or firm invest in you?
Quite a lot of investments went around trainings, coaching and travels to make me explore all the different sides of the company and shape my experience depending on my interests.
10. What were the perks on your work placement?
Sports and Social Club
Staff Sales/Staff Shop
Above 25 days holiday
Working from home
11. How appealing are future employment prospects within the organisation?
Very appealing prospects in different areas of the company. There are opportunities to continue your contract on a part-time basis while finishing your degree or also moving full-time after your placement and decide to complete your degree part-time.
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?