I have highly enjoyed my placement at NBCUniversal. There are so many opportunities for networking and expanding your professional network as well as making friends! The company has a lovely, friendly atmosphere and encourages every individual to do their best. I have enjoyed particularly working for a global media company, and the benefits this brings - you feel you're a part of something very special!
From the beginning of my placement, I had a lot of training to enable me to support the other members of the team - it is great to feel valued and useful by your colleagues. During busy periods, I was relied upon to help my colleagues preparing essential reports/ files to meet business deadlines.
I received a 2-week handover from my previous intern which really helped me gain a base of understanding for my tasks and responsibilities. Throughout my placement, I have been supported by my manager and others members of my team with any questions I have had.
Due to the nature of my position (in finance) I experience varying business levels. Quarter close periods can be very busy however, with good time management, the workload is reasonable. There is never nothing to do!
I have been given lots of responsibility during my placement and this has increased as I have become more confident and knowledgeable. Tasks range from sending emails to senior members of the company, to preparing reports and files for business deadlines. If you show you're keen and capable, you will have much more responsibility.
I feel I have developed invaluable skills during my placement in business conduct, organisation, time management and confidence. All of these I think will help with my discipline as I return to full time study, and specific skills for my future career. I have learned much more about the working world, the finance industry and what I would like to do as job as a result of my placement at NBCUniversal.
There is a very friendly atmosphere in the office - everyone is always willing to help with queries and support each other. This encourages great productivity and good collaboration.
I found out about the internship through my university - I may not have found out about it otherwise. It took a long time from my initial application (November), Video interview (January) to my final job offer (April) and I received communication every month or so that my application was still under review. Once I was offered a job, communication was good and I was well prepared to start in July.
There have been a lot of training opportunities throughout my placement - the company run a future leaders program and we have been encouraged to learn more about this because they would like to recruit from individuals they have direct experience of.
Sports and Social Club
I would very much like to work for NBCUniversal in the future. The company values its employees very highly and encourages personal and professional development continually. With a reference from my team, I think it would be easier to get a job if a vacancy opens in the future.
There was an intern network of over 70 young people - there were a lot of social events organised and it was easy to make friends from a very early stage. Working in London, it was nice to go to the pub with friends and work colleagues together.
I worked in London which has very high cost of living - budgeting is a very useful skill to learn and practise.
Very good nightlife in the capital.
There were lots of societies/ charity groups you could get involved in which held fundraisers and events outside of work.
Placement Year (10 Months+)
7th May 2020