Rating

3.8/5
  • The Role
    4.0
  • The Company
    3.7
  • The Culture
    3.8

    The Role

  • 1. To what extent did you enjoy your work placement or internship?
  • I have really enjoyed working for Randstad. The company culture is great, you are encouraged to have a laugh whilst also working really hard.

    4/5

  • 2. To what extent did you feel valued by your colleagues?
  • Within our team, I felt really integrated, and not treated like a placement student at all, rather like a full-time employee. The longer I worked, and the more I picked up, the more valued I felt, as I was contributing positively to the team.

    5/5

  • 3. To what extent were you given support and guidance by management/your supervisor(s)?
  • When working in the office, we had 1-2-1's with our managers fortnightly, and then once we started working from home, they became weekly. During the beginning of my placement, I would have regular catch-ups to make sure I had everything that I needed, and if any support was required, there was plenty of opportunity to ask for it.

    4/5

  • 4. How busy were you on a daily basis?
  • I normally work between 8am - 5pm, with an hours break. The amount of work did vary day-to-day, but as I picked up more skills, I was able to balance the workload well, and begin to prioritise different things.

    4/5

  • 5. How much responsibility were you given during your placement?
  • A lot - even placement students are encouraged to progress like normal employees, and are therefore given the same responsibilities.

    4/5

  • 6. To what extent did/will the skills you developed, and training you received, assist you in your degree studies and beyond?
  • The skills I have come out of this placement with are invaluable. I have been given first-hand experience of what it is like working in a global recruitment company, and the challenges that it comes with. In terms of specific skills, I think my ability to prioritise, and structure my day, will be really useful when going back to uni.

    4/5

    The Company

  • 7. What was the general atmosphere in your office?
  • Really fun, there was always 'sales days' going on, people dressing up, and of course, dress-down Friday.

    5/5

  • 8. How well organised was the overall work placement or internship set up?
  • Very organised. We were sent on our induction down to the head office in Luton, and this was specifically for placement students only.

    4/5

  • 9. In terms of personal training and development, to what extent did the company or firm invest in you?
  • A lot - mainly because we are still expected to have the responsibilities of a full-time employee, so training and personal development is key to that.

    4/5

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

    Company Parties/Events

    Staff Sales/Staff Shop

    Working from home

    3/5

  • 11. How appealing are future employment prospects within the organisation?
  • There is always room for growth within Randstad, and my particular placement was extended by 11 weeks.

    3/5

    The Culture

  • 12. Was there a good social scene amongst any fellow placement students/colleagues?
  • Yep, just the right amount, and within the team as a whole too.

    4/5

  • 13. What was the cost of living and socialising in the area you worked in?
  • Living in the centre of Manchester, there is always cheap places to go, but also more expensive places.

    3/5

  • 14. What was the Nightlife like in the area you worked?
  • Again, living in the centre of Manchester (and the office is in the centre too) the nightlife is great (pre-covid).

    5/5

  • 15. Were there many opportunities to get involved in activities outside of work?
  • There was opportunities to get involved in organising social events, and also taking part in volunteer work with the team.

    4/5

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Placement Year (10 Months+)

Administration/Secretarial, Employment Law, Human Resources, Recruitment, Sales

21st July 2020


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