Rating

4.5/5
  • The Role
    4.5
  • The Company
    4.4
  • The Culture
    4.5

    The Role

  • 1. To what extent did you enjoy your work placement or internship?
  • I thoroughly enjoyed my placement year with Randstad. Originally recruitment wasn't something i thought I would go into but after my placement year it is definitely something I want to explore and potentially have a future career in.

    5/5

  • 2. To what extent did you feel valued by your colleagues?
  • I felt extremely valued by my colleagues, I was always given an opportunity to share any ideas I had, and they were always listened to and taken on board.

    5/5

  • 3. To what extent were you given support and guidance by management/your supervisor(s)?
  • I was given great support and guidance by my manager. I always felt if I had a question I could ask and with anything new it was always explained to me in depth. I also had a personal development plan unique to me to help me gain as much out of my placement as possible. Every week I also had 2 1 to 1 meeting with my manager, one to set me up for the week and one at the end of the week to celebrate any achievements I had made and to track my progress.

    5/5

  • 4. How busy were you on a daily basis?
  • My role was very busy which is something I enjoyed. It varied from day to day meaning I wasn't stuck doing the same thing, making each day exciting.

    5/5

  • 5. How much responsibility were you given during your placement?
  • I was given a lot of responsibility being at the forefront of the recruitment process. Also, as I got further into my placement year I was able to progress and step up in the tasks that I was completing, which made me feel like my work was valued.

    5/5

  • 6. To what extent did/will the skills you developed, and training you received, assist you in your degree studies and beyond?
  • The overall experience of my placement year will assist me greatly in my degree and beyond. It has given me a valuable years worth of experience in an industry that is related to my degree. This has enabled me to see theory that I have learnt whilst studying put into practice. The skills I have developed will also help me once I have graduated in finding a role and starting my career.

    5/5

    The Company

  • 7. What was the general atmosphere in your office?
  • The atmosphere of my office was great, everyone was very friendly and welcoming. My team was very social, having drinks on a Friday and team nights out

    5/5

  • 8. How well organised was the overall work placement or internship set up?
  • The placement set up was well organised. The interview process was great and I heard back whether I was successful quickly. When I started my placement I was also put on an induction with other placement years, which allowed me to meet everyone and learn more about what my role would entail.

    5/5

  • 9. In terms of personal training and development, to what extent did the company or firm invest in you?
  • Randstad invested in my greatly. I had 1 to 1 meetings every week with my manager to discuss my own personal development plan to help me get the most out of my placement.

    5/5

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

    Company Parties/Events

    Working from home

    4/5

  • 11. How appealing are future employment prospects within the organisation?
  • Future employment prospects are very appealing within the organisation. I have seen examples whilst working that Randstad is always keen to get previous successful placement year students back into the business once they have graduated.

    5/5

    The Culture

  • 12. Was there a good social scene amongst any fellow placement students/colleagues?
  • Yes there was a good social scene amongst fellow placement years, at induction everyone stayed in a hotel and all got to meet each other and have dinner and drinks in the evening.

    5/5

  • 13. What was the cost of living and socialising in the area you worked in?
  • I lived at home during my placement year and commuted via train work. Socialising was slightly more than being at uni but that is what I expected with working in London.

    5/5

  • 14. What was the Nightlife like in the area you worked?
  • The nightlife was great in the area I worked. I worked in London and there was a pub right underneath our office which we often went for drinks at after work. Also any activity we wanted to do on a team night out was only a short journey away. As a team we went to junkyard golf, flight club, karaoke bar, baillie ballerson, a boat party on the river thames for our team Christmas party and lots of bars and resturants!

    5/5

  • 15. Were there many opportunities to get involved in activities outside of work?
  • There have been many opportunities to get involved with activities outside of work such as: Christmas party, conference, team nights out

    5/5

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Details

Placement Year (10 Months+)

Recruitment

Central London and City

July 2020


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