Over the year it has been great, from going to a number of events and working on numerous projects and taking ownership of task I have felt part of the team. I look forward to coming into work every day and it has been such a great experience at NBCUniversal
I always felt like I was part of the team both the immediate team and the wider team from day 1, I would join in more or less every meeting whether it was to listen in, or actually get involved. The team also treated me the same as anyone else and I never stood out to be the 'intern'
Every week I would have a catch-up meeting with my line manager which was great as it helped with my progression, I was able to use these sessions to tell her what I wanted to do more of and develop myself. I would speak to my manager every day and it was always so easy to go on with task knowing I had support.
Everyday I always had tasks to get on with in addition to attending a number of meetings per week. On a weekly basis, there was never a day I had nothing to get on with. I think it was a good balance as sometimes I would have a quiet day but on others, it was a bit busier.
As an intern, you still have a lot of responsibilities and the more you develop and learn the more task you can start to take ownership of which is great. From the start, I was learning all the time and was never thrown in the deep end which allowed me to ease in slowly but take on more as I went along.
From the begining I was given a 2-week handover with the current intern I was taking over which was great as I got to observe and learn. Early into my internship, I was shadowing different teams to learn more about what they do. Throughout the year I have been to a number of marketing sessions both internally and externally to learn more about the industry.
The office is very open, the company is spread across 4 floors depending on the business area and department. Each floor has the same rough layout with the same desk arrangement. Because the teams all sit within the area, it really depends on the team and how busy everyone is.
The application process took longer than expected as it took over 4 months from applying to finding out about the job. At the beginning of the week, we had HR meetings with the intern cohort. But during the year, it seems like there were only 1 or 2 intern communications sent out.
My team made sure I was learning about stuff, any external events or sessions that were relevant I was allowed to go and participate which was great. If I ever saw anything like an event, workshop or session that would be great for myself or the team to develop, everyone would always be open to the option.
Above 25 days holiday
At first, I didn't think there were many opportunities to continue after the internship from speaking to interns before my time and the limited open positions. But in my team, and good timing, they were creating an entry-level role and asked if I was interested. It really depends on the team and the current situation.
There were several company-organised events which were great but not as many as everyone was promised but as there were a number of interns within the business, there were always people who organised post-work events on their own accord which everyone could join in and was a great way to meet the other interns.
The company was really great at participating in local events such as Pride, healthy week, International Women's Day etc which was always a bonus. Sometimes if there were other events, there would always be an email telling everyone about it so it was easy to find out and participate which was great.
Placement Year (10 Months+)
7th August 2019