I thoroughly enjoyed my placement at Intel. I developed many skills and gained a lot of experience within the workplace and industry.
In my position I felt very valued. The team I was apart of was very friendly and welcoming. Due to my role I was the go-to person for my specific area so I felt that I had responsibility and my opinions and decisions were valued.
My manager was very supportive and in our 1-2-1's gave great performance feedback and was very vocal about my accomplishments. I felt I had a lot of support from my team memebrs. Especially, as at Intel you are paired with an Job Coach who helps you settle in and supports you throughout your time there.
My workload would vary as some processes were on set days however, when returning from holiday you would have a lot of emails to catch up on and still the same processes/meetings. Like with any job it is challenging but you learn to manage your time.
I was the given sole responsibility of my specific area which meant I was leading calls, making decisions and owning processes. When on a placement at Intel you have a real role; your position adds value to a team and you conduct processes that are important and without you may not get done.
I have a clear understanding of supply chain and how the environment can impact this. I also have a stronger work ethic which I hope to take back with me to univeristy. Skills I have developed throughout my internship will add value to my CV and ultimately future jobs.
The atmosphere at Intel is relaxed and approachable. Everyone has the same desk space regardless of positon, and because of it's open-plan offices you feel at ease wiht reahcing out to someone for help and connecting wiht a different team.
There was a clear training plan for interns with guidance from your manager and on the job coach.
There are training sites with vast amount of knowledge that you can dig into. There are many opportunities to shadow other roles, meet with other team members to ask quetions on their positions and experiences - both of which you are encouraged to do. 1-2-1's with your manager will be a great opportunity to recieve feedback and be guided on area of imporvement. I felt that my development at Intel was important.
Sports and Social Club
Staff Sales/Staff Shop
Working from home
They only hire back graduates and the vacancies vary.
At Intel there are a lot of interns and you make up a great community; this is great for support in the workplace but also for socials.
Swindon was very affordable.
It was great if you were someone that preferred bars/pubs over nightclubs. Old Town in Swindon had nice restaurants.
There are opportunties to volunteer - which you're encouraged to do - and also there are committees you can join.
Placement Year (10 Months+)
Logistics and Operations, Purchasing and Supply
14th July 2020