A very welcoming environment and great place to work. I thoroughly enjoyed my year and couldn't have asked for a better job!
With most of my work being teamwork, I regularly worked on projects with my colleagues. They gave me responsibility and trusted my abilities.
Although I had multiple line managers throughout my placement, each one provided a different level of support and guidance. They trusted me with tasks and provided me with feedback so I could learn and progress.
The level of busyness varied depending on whether we had marketing campaigns live or not. On a daily basis, there was always enough for me to do, however, I tended to get a lot busier when we had campaigns or events happening.
I was given enough responsibility for me to be able to be trusted by my colleagues, however, I also was not thrown in at the deep end which was a huge positive!
I feel that I have been able to learn skills that will be applicable to my final year studies and for jobs in the future. I learnt professional skills that are needed to work in an office environment; I also learnt how to prioritise tasks and dealing with pressure.
Everyone in the office was friendly and it was a great environment to be in! We had many work perks and there was always something going on.
The placement was all very well organised apart from having different line managers throughout the year.
We were given company inductions as well as HR trainings. We also had access to trainings about the brands, cocktail classes, and tastings.
Staff Sales/Staff Shop
Above 25 days holiday
Working from home
Although Pernod Ricard UK currently do not offer Graduate Schemes, I will look to apply to the company for roles suited to my abilities with hopes of working there in the future!
There were 13 other placement students, all from different universities and working in different departments. This was reassuring as we didn't feel alone when starting the job and had people to connect with.
London is expensive to work and live in so this was not a surprise. The business park has plenty of different food options available for lunches, as well as a range of places to socialise at after work, with a range of prices. Because the offices are not in central london, housing is not as expensive.
There were a few pubs and restaurants around the office but we mostly went into central London for nightlife. The business park is located next to the tube station so the commute was handy.
They provide plenty of different sports and activities to take part in with your colleagues depending on your interests.
Placement Year (10 Months+)
Central London and City
14th August 2020