1. To what extent did you enjoy your work placement or internship?
Thoroughly enjoyed the placement to the extent that I have been offered to stay within SAP on a part-time basis as the CSR Lead UK during my final year of university
2. To what extent did you feel valued by your colleagues?
Recognised throughout the year for my achievements, including receiving a ‘half year Placement award’ for my efforts to CSR & Sustainability
3. To what extent were you given support and guidance by management/your supervisor(s)?
I built my own network within SAP and always had someone to support me on any project/task I needed guidance with
4. How busy were you on a daily basis?
Extremely busy. Worked on weekends & annual leave if I needed to. This was due to the amount of responsibility I got.
5. How much responsibility were you given during your placement?
More responsibility than expected for a placement student as I was leading on CSR initiatives.
6. To what extent did/will the skills you developed, and training you received, assist you in your degree studies and beyond?
Skills - leadership, communication etc
Training - lots of sessions and ability to lead design thinking workshops at SAP and Universities.
I will also be supporting to deliver a CSR guest lecture at my University during my final year
7. What was the general atmosphere in your office?
Friendly, collaborative, supportive, fun. Regular team dinners and free lunch & gym within the office
8. How well organised was the overall work placement or internship set up?
2 weeks of on-boarding at the start of the placement. Regular sessions specifically held for intern training
9. In terms of personal training and development, to what extent did the company or firm invest in you?
Investment in development suited to my role:
- attending events such as the Social enterprise world forum broadening my knowledge within this sector
- Various events in London
- Meetings with customers and partners
- Great exposure.
10. What were the perks on your work placement?
Above 25 days holiday
Working from home
11. How appealing are future employment prospects within the organisation?
No formal graduate scheme but as I have done a placement and staying on part time I will be more likely to return to SAP than a regular graduate.
Equally it is very difficult to get into the sector I wish to in CSR
12. Was there a good social scene amongst any fellow placement students/colleagues?
Great intern community
13. What was the cost of living and socialising in the area you worked in?
West London. Better than if office was in central London
14. What was the Nightlife like in the area you worked?
nice bars around Richmond and twickenhan
15. Were there many opportunities to get involved in activities outside of work?