Business Executive Support Intern at HP Inc

Duration
Placement Year (10 Months+)
Region
London Central London and City
Review Date
Salary
£18,000 - £19,999
Roles
Administration/Secretarial Business Management

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9.2/10

The Role
10.0
Organisation
9.0

Socialising

8.2

The Role

Role Description

Core responsibilities are to support the Managing Director for the UK&I, his Chief of Staff and Executive Assistant.

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

Really enjoyed my placement, multiple opportunities to develop new and existing skills. Very good support network in place with work buddy, manager and mentor as well as everyone else being ready to help! Amazing culture with work-life balance and positive environment at work.

10/10

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

I felt extremely valued as an individual and I felt like my work was appreciated. At HP they want to hear from us and all our insights about the emerging trends in our generation. Interns as seen as a important members of the team.

10/10

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

At HP we have a handover month with the previous years interns so I had a lot of guidance at the start of the internship. After that we are left on our own to find our feet and learn on the job but there is always support there may we need to reach out and managers will provide regular feedback.

10/10

4. How busy were you on a daily basis?

I was very busy on a daily basis due to the nature of my role. I see this as a good thing as I worked on a variety of different projects with a variety of different teams. It is great testament to how Interns at HP do real and respected jobs.

10/10

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

I was very please with how much responsibility I was given at HP. There was never a moment where I had nothing to do or where I felt the work I was doing was irrelevant. Interns at HP have a variety of tasks that they are fully responsible for and they are vital for the running of the business.

10/10

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

My job at HP has equipped me with many transferable skills that I know will help me in my final year of studies as well as in my future career. Working at a big corporate has taught me a lot about office etiquette and dealing with executives but at the same time how much fun work can be!

10/10

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The Organisation

7. What was the general atmosphere in your office?

The atmosphere in my great, I was very lucky to be placed in the sales office in London where I got to see new people everyday and be in the middle of all the action.

10/10

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

The placement scheme is very well set-up, we have a clear schedule for the first month and then personal development goals and expectations set by ourselves and managers. We have an Intern Co-ordinator that we can go to with any issues/questions we may have.

10/10

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

The company provides many development tools like online training in a number of different areas, charity fundraising and volunteering challenges as well as off-site events but it is really up-to-us to take advantage of these.

7/10

10. What were the perks on your work placement?

  • Sports and Social Club
  • National Travel
  • Financial Bonus
  • Company Parties/Events
  • Above 25 days holiday
  • Working from home
10/10

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

While there is not a long-time tested graduate scheme running in the business there is definitely the opportunity to receive job offers through networking. The IT business is dynamic and ever-changing so opportunities are always emerging. HP definitely use placements to recruit talent.

8/10

Social

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

There were 25 interns in my year and we all got along very well. While we worked in different teams on our day-to-day jobs we worked together on charity projects and had social events throughout the year.

10/10

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

I decided to live in London during my placement year so I knew what to expect in terms of prices. This never stopped me from having a social life as there are all types of options in the city.

6/10

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

Night life in London is great and there were many opportunities to go out with work colleagues after work.

10/10

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

Yes there were several opportunities especially as the year went on and I got to know more people in the company.

7/10

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