Lingerie Design Intern at Marks & Spencer

Duration
Internship (1-4 Months)
Region
Paddington Central London and City
Review Date
Salary
£18,000 - £19,999
Roles
Design

8.1/10

The Role
8.8
Organisation
8.2

Socialising

7.0

The Role

Role Description

Graduate Lingerie Design Intern.

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

I really enjoyed my time interning for M&S, I learnt so much in the time I was there as well as meeting lots of really lovely people!

10/10

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

I really really valued and part of the team, everyone was so lovely and welcoming. Some key people really invested their time in ensuring I was ok and to make sure I got the most out of my time at M&S.

9/10

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

My line manager supported me with everything and more. Continually making sure that I wasn't struggling with anything and taking the time to explain the reasons for certain things - this really helped me develop my learning of M&S as a company as well as my practical learning specific to Lingerie Design.

9/10

4. How busy were you on a daily basis?

Everyday I was kept busy, either working on the projects I was given or helping others on my team with various things and shadowing in meetings.

8/10

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

I was given responsibility to a reasonable extent - getting on with projects set and other tasks that i was qualified enough to complete.

7/10

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

I learnt so much more than I ever imagined I would. Developing an understanding of how what is taught at University is applied in industry.

10/10

The Organisation

7. What was the general atmosphere in your office?

The general atmosphere in my office was really nice. The people made it a really nice environment to be in - even at the most stressful times i never felt the atmosphere was any place to dislike.

9/10

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

The internship programme felt really organised and also welcoming. The intern days that were organised i found really useful and well planned.

8/10

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

The company as a whole from the HR team to the team I worked along side really invested in me , ensuring i got the most out of my experience but also by making sure i was enjoying it.

9/10

10. What were the perks on your work placement?

  • Flexi Time
5/10

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

After my time interning i am really interested in a future employment with M&S after i graduate.

10/10

Social

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

Yes, with after work events organised by my colleagues as well as with the other interns I met during the programme.

8/10

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

Socialising was pretty expensive due to he area of London I was based - however I stayed at a friends flat during the 2 months which was at a cheap price (especially for London) so I got quite lucky.

5/10

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

Being quite central in London there were many places in terms of a nightlife on my door step.

9/10

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

My team organised a few meals and drinks after work which was nice.

6/10