People Intern at Virgin Media

Duration
Placement Year (10 Months+)
Region
Reading South East
Review Date
Salary
£18,000 - £19,999
Roles
Recruitment

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7.4/10

The Role
7.8
Organisation
8.2

Socialising

5.8

The Role

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

I have really enjoyed my time with Virgin Media. I have learnt so much and been able to translate theory from university into practise in the workplace.

9/10

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

My team have been amazing in welcoming me to the company and I haven't felt like 'the Intern' at all.

8/10

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

My manager and team have been supportive in giving me guidance on the work I have been given, however there has also been a level of independence to go and find my own clarity on certain projects.

7/10

4. How busy were you on a daily basis?

I have been very busy on my placement as I have had the opportunity to get involved in different projects across the team.

7/10

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

I have been given lots of responsibility to get involved in big projects and speak to senior stakeholders.

8/10

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

I have learnt so much about the workplace in general but also lots of industry knowledge and soft skills through our core development programme.

8/10

The Organisation

7. What was the general atmosphere in your office?

The Reading office is a nice place to work with some great functionality.

7/10

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

Everything has been well organised by the team and managers.

9/10

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

There is an extensive core development programme.

8/10

10. What were the perks on your work placement?

  • National Travel
  • Financial Bonus
  • Company Parties/Events
  • Above 25 days holiday
  • Working from home
  • Healthcare/Dental
9/10

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

The Graduate schemes give you amazing exposure to the company and opportunities to progress.

8/10

Social

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

Most Interns live around the Reading area so it is easy to be social.

8/10

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

Reading is generally an expensive place to live due to location close to London.

4/10

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

Reading has a range of restaurants, bars and clubs.

7/10

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

There were some sports groups but only in certain office locations.

4/10