I enjoyed my placement very much. It was a great experience, that includes my responsibilities and other opportunities in which I could get involved, for example committees onsite. The intern community is also a great part of the working environment at Intel. Having other interns to share similar experiences with and go through the same changes with was really helpful. The large intern community also meant that we were able to hold many events and activities at work and outside of work.
I feel extremely valued by my colleagues at Intel. Everyone at work was incredibly respectful and the work that I did during my placement was appreciated and recognised. My colleagues supported me throughout my placement and gave me credit for my work. Although, I was only there for a year, I integrated into the team really well and they made me feel very welcome. I was encouraged throughout my placement and supported with my development.
At Intel, I was supported and guided by my manager and supervisor from the start of my placement until the end of my placement. I had regular one to ones with my manager throughout the placement year. In these one to one meetings I was able to discuss any developmental plans and needs, any concerns I may have or anything else that was on my mind. My colleagues were quick to help me and support me whenever I needed it.
On an average day I had a fair amount of work to do. I had a steady amount of work given to me on most days. There were days where I was quite busy compared to the average day, especially when there was an event onsite that I was organising. There were also days where it was quieter than the average day, however, quieter days mean that you have the opportunity to shadow someone else and learn about their role and therefore expand your knowledge.
I was a given great amount of responsibility during my placement. My projects included working with people from different departments, working with very sensitive confidential data, working on projects that were time sensitive, handling redundancy files and admin and creating material and reports for stakeholders such as managers and HR. My colleagues provided me with a lot of training and support and taking on this level of responsibility has advanced my skillset and expanded my knowledge greatly.
During my placement, I have developed many skills and gained a lot of experience that was take me forward and help me with my studies/degree. E.g. I took on the responsibility to present in front of an audience several times when on placement, this has developed my communication and presentation skills which will help me with the presentations that I have in my final year at uni. Doing a placement has also provided me with insight into the working environment and what Is expected of me, this will help me pick the right modules in my final year and help me apply theory to practice.
Very lively, respectful, welcoming and inclusive environment. Everyone is always willing to help and go the extra mile.
The overall experience was very well set up, however, because I was the first HR intern that the department ever had, it took a little figuring out at times.
I was given the same resources for training (onsite training, online training, trainings tools and apps) as the permanent employees at Intel. My manager had regular meetings with me to make sure my development goals are met.
Sports and Social Club
Working from home
As the department that I worked in don't have a graduate role in place at the moment, I will not be able to return to this department. However, there are many other graduate roles in the company that I could apply for in the future.
There is a very large intern committee all over UK (about 50 interns) this meant that we all had the opportunity to network, hold activities and events and truly make the experience more enjoyable.
I lived at home so it was quite cheap.
Yes, intern activities and events, local events, volunteering etc.
Placement Year (10 Months+)
4th August 2020