The placement was really useful and a great opportunity to understand the world of market research. Everyday is different and there are a wide range of tasks to complete. Within your first few weeks you will be responsible for completing important reports however, colleagues are always there to help and answer questions.
My team was full of really lovely people, on my first day everyone came up and introduced themselves to me and through out my first week I had an individual meeting with everyone so they could talk me through their role and properly introduce themselves. Everyone was always very supportive and if I ever had a question, they all were there to help.
Similar to the response above, my manager was very supportive. We had catch up meetings reguarly and each week would talk about work load and whether I had too much or too little to do. As well as this, my manager provided help with any areas of the company I was struggling with.
Days were very different. When I first started it was the middle of summer so many clients had people on holiday so there was no much work, however, over time the work increased significantly. When I did have full days, there were always people to support me if I needed a little help.
Within the first month I was responsible for montly reports which get sent to clients and read by many people. The responsibility gradually increases and overtime placements can go on-site and visit clients. But I never felt too much pressure because there were always people to help with that and checking the level of responsibility was alright.
There was a 2 week training period right at the start of the placement which was so useful to understand the different areas of the company as well as the software which they use to run data. The placement is also really useful for my degree and life after uni too, gaining valuable skills.
Everyone was very friendly, the office is colourful and bright which helps keep the mood up. There was never a negative atmosphere. Different people are in the office each day as some are out visiting clients so it means sometimes the office can be very quiet at times but it never gets extremely busy or crowded.
As there were other placements we were all given a great welcome into the business and a thought out training programme was set up to help us get used to working life and Kantar's style of working. The assessment centre for the placement was well set up and it is clear placements are well looked after and made to feel like long-term employees.
So much time was invested into training and many people on my team are happy to sit down and catch up about briefs or just provide general help. The more you put into it the more you get out and there were always lots of opportunities to get involved in
Sports and Social Club
Working from home
There is an opportunity to get on the graduate programme. At the end of the placement, there is an assessment and if you pass then you get given an optional place on the grad programme which is really great as third year uni is challenging enough without having to worry about finding a grad job.
London is expensive! But the area is average for London prices
There is not much but there are great transport links. You can be in central london in 20 minutes.
If you look into it, you will find lots of things to do but you have to be proactive
Placement Year (10 Months+)
29th August 2019