• The Role
  • The Company
  • The Culture

    The Role

  • 1. To what extent did you enjoy your work placement or internship?
  • I was given a lot of responsibility from the start. My manager was there to talk to but really I did the full roll. I really liked that I looked after my area and by the end of the year people were coming to me for answers. I felt that I learnt so much about me, what I could do, and the business


  • 2. To what extent did you feel valued by your colleagues?
  • People were very friendly, they were busy but made time for me. At the end people came to me for answers and views and I knew my area in sales.


  • 3. To what extent were you given support and guidance by management/your supervisor(s)?
  • My manager was very busy and was unwell for some of the time and not at work. My team were helpful and in the last few months I had a new and brilliant line manager. Everyone is busy but they always helped when I asked.


  • 4. How busy were you on a daily basis?
  • At the start it took a while to get busy, after a couple of weeks I had my own mini projects and was doing a lot of the base work for important presentations to customers as well as working in range reviews. I felt busy by the end, the time flew by.


  • 5. How much responsibility were you given during your placement?
  • Loads, I felt that I was trusted with my projects and roll.


  • 6. To what extent did/will the skills you developed, and training you received, assist you in your degree studies and beyond?
  • More helped me get a taste for business and fmcg. Not So much for my course which is quite theoretical. I loved working and hope to go back.


    The Company

  • 7. What was the general atmosphere in your office?
  • Really friendly, lots of team drinks on the Park. I was also invited along. We had nights out also with the grads and the other placements. There is always so much going on on the park.


  • 8. How well organised was the overall work placement or internship set up?
  • I had a workplan and review with my line manager. I got to know the placements and head in my team well. We had some training courses at the end which were good. There was a WhatsApp group for messaging which was useful.


  • 9. In terms of personal training and development, to what extent did the company or firm invest in you?
  • It got better towards the end when we had some training courses just for us on placements. I learnt a lot from my team.


  • 10. What were the perks on your work placement?
  • Financial Bonus

    Company Parties/Events

    Staff Sales/Staff Shop

    Working from home


  • 11. How appealing are future employment prospects within the organisation?
  • I really want to go back after Uni. I don’t think that there are many jobs for grads but we did go to a session in Dairies where they talked about other jobs not on the grad program which was interesting.


    The Culture

  • 12. Was there a good social scene amongst any fellow placement students/colleagues?
  • Yes, it is great. Made lots of friends and had a great time. We all lived very close together.


  • 13. What was the cost of living and socialising in the area you worked in?
  • Rent was quite high compared to Uni but we shared other things like food in the house and we were close to work.


  • 14. What was the Nightlife like in the area you worked?
  • Excellent. There were lots of people on placement from my Uni round and a lot of placements from work.


  • 15. Were there many opportunities to get involved in activities outside of work?
  • Volunteering, we had a few days out from the office in the summer and at Christmas. There is also basketball on the park which some of the placements did.


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Placement Year (10 Months+)

Administration/Secretarial, Food and Drink, Food Science, Marketing, Sales

Greater London

21st October 2019

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