Rating

3.9/5
  • The Role
    4.5
  • The Company
    3.8
  • The Culture
    3.0

    The Role

  • 1. To what extent did you enjoy your work placement or internship?
  • Thoroughly enjoyed every aspect of my time. The team were very accommodating and allowed me a lot of scope to try new things as well as taking me under their wing and progressing me as an individual. I have learnt plenty and had regular review sessions to ensure I am on track.

    5/5

  • 2. To what extent did you feel valued by your colleagues?
  • Very. They trusted me to do my work and left me to it. Asked about my work load and gave me more to do if I needed it. When going out on site I was included on trips as well as high level meetings.

    5/5

  • 3. To what extent were you given support and guidance by management/your supervisor(s)?
  • Monthly reviews as well as fortnightly writing meeting with colleagues. If I didn't understand something I wasn't afraid to ask for help and help was given to me. I was encouraged to try new things and have no fear!

    5/5

  • 4. How busy were you on a daily basis?
  • My daily workload was manageable. I had days where I had a lot to get on with and other days where I had less to get on with essentially it was a good balance and I had my core objectives to meet and then scope to take on my own task and really make the most of my time.

    4/5

  • 5. How much responsibility were you given during your placement?
  • I was given my core objectives as sole responsibility for these. when writing for the newspaper I managed two pages for myself as well as control over social media posts. I was invited in on high level meetings and felt that my opinions were valed on these matters.

    4/5

  • 6. To what extent did/will the skills you developed, and training you received, assist you in your degree studies and beyond?
  • It has critiqued my writing in a way that I hope to bring to my studies and beyond. Managing time has been invaluable to me and I look forward to continuing my routine through my studies. I feel all I have learnt has been invaluable.

    4/5

    The Company

  • 7. What was the general atmosphere in your office?
  • Excellent. I really enjoyed the office banter with the professional feel that everyone gave off. Everyone was thoroughly accommodating and exceptionally nice. I could ask anything of anyone and vise versa. everyone in the office acted in a professional and inviting manner that allowed me to relax into what has been my first office job.

    5/5

  • 8. How well organised was the overall work placement or internship set up?
  • My first week was a bit all over the place as I settled in and sorted a works laptop however post this I settled in and was right into the swing of things. I fortunately had a nice handover period with the previous placement which allowed for a swift transition.

    4/5

  • 9. In terms of personal training and development, to what extent did the company or firm invest in you?
  • Plenty of internal training from my colleagues from video editing to critiquing my writing. I was also fortunate enough to go on a two day mental health first aid course funded by the company.

    4/5

  • 10. What were the perks on your work placement?
  • Above 25 days holiday

    3/5

  • 11. How appealing are future employment prospects within the organisation?
  • I have thoroughly enjoyed not only my time here within the company but the people that make it. I would love to be invited back into the role I have been carrying out to remain with these lovely people though I think that is unlikely as the team is so small. I hope to stay in contact and use the skills they have taught me to further my career and who knows- I might be back!

    4/5

    The Culture

  • 12. Was there a good social scene amongst any fellow placement students/colleagues?
  • Yes there was, though I was reluctant to get involved. There was a facebook group chat for others to socialise in and I made a few friends that I would keep in contact with. I joined a charity group within the company made up of young people which really brought people in placement and grad schemes together.

    3/5

  • 13. What was the cost of living and socialising in the area you worked in?
  • Same as before as I stayed in the city I attend University (Cardiff) although my travel expenses were higher. To be honest I don't like to think of where my money goes so who even knows.

    4/5

  • 14. What was the Nightlife like in the area you worked?
  • No idea. Port Talbot could be popping idk but Cardiff bangs.

    3/5

  • 15. Were there many opportunities to get involved in activities outside of work?
  • I suppose so. There was a choir but I didn't get involved otherwise plenty of sporting activities to do. I ran a 10K sponsored by Tata Steel so yeah there's that.

    3/5

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Placement Year (10 Months+)

Wales

7th November 2019


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