AC at Hays

Duration
Placement Year (10 Months+)
Region
London
Review Date
Roles
Sales

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5/5

The Role
5
The Company
5
The Culture
4.9

Role Description

Recruitment Consultant

The Role

1. To what extent did you enjoy your work placement or internship?

It was a great experience, really hands on and great support throughout.
5 /5

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2. To what extent did you feel valued by your colleagues?

Treated like any other member of staff which was quite full on at the start, but I soon got into the role and managed my time
5 /5

3. To what extent were you given support and guidance by management/your supervisor(s)?

Loads of support I sat next to my manager which was great for my development
5 /5

4. How busy were you on a daily basis?

some days more than others like in any job, but I tried to be as productive as possible
5 /5

5. How much responsibility were you given during your placement?

Loads of responsibility, you are managing your own desk (business) so its up to you to get the most out of it
5 /5

6. To what extent did/will the skills you developed, and training you received, assist you in your degree studies and beyond?

I really came out of my comfort zone, got a lot more confident in public speaking as we went on client meetings and would be speaking to high level candidates all the time.
5 /5

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The Company

7. What was the general atmosphere in your office?

The office wasnt quiet so if you are looking to be in a silent office this is not for you. Always something going on and they always motivated us.
5 /5

8. How well organised was the overall work placement or internship set up?

Really well, the internal recruiter from start to finish made sure we were ok as she sat in the office so was always there to ask a question to. lots of training and dev.
5 /5

9. In terms of personal training and development, to what extent did the company or firm invest in you?

Training throughout the placement, either at desk or in a classroom type which was good to have a variety.
5 /5

10. What were the perks on your work placement?

  • Flexi Time
  • Subsidised/Company Gym
  • Company Parties/Events
  • Above 25 days holiday
  • Healthcare/Dental
  • Travel loan
5 /5

11. How appealing are future employment prospects within the organisation?

I was told there was a job for me after I finish UNI which was great to hear.
5 /5

The Culture

12. Was there a good social scene amongst any fellow placement students/colleagues?

The social scene was certainly the best part, always someone to do something with. and in the office there were 20 + interns to chat to
5 /5

13. What was the cost of living and socialising in the area you worked in?

we worked in the city so it is always going to be expensive.
5 /5

14. What was the Nightlife like in the area you worked?

City had loads of bars
5 /5

15. Were there many opportunities to get involved in activities outside of work?

yes there was
5 /5

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