Commercial and Marketing Coordinator Review

by Prysmian Group


  • The Role
  • The Company
  • The Culture

    The Role

  • 1. To what extent did you enjoy your work placement or internship?
  • I really enjoyed my placement year. The role was very interesting and the people i worked with made the experience both valuable and enjoyable.


  • 2. To what extent did you feel valued by your colleagues?
  • Everyone made me feel welcome and I felt as valued as any other member of the team - not just as the student.


  • 3. To what extent were you given support and guidance by management/your supervisor(s)?
  • My manager and colleagues were always there to offer help and support when i needed it.


  • 4. How busy were you on a daily basis?
  • One of my favourite things about the role was that it varied so that every day was different. This meant that some days were busier than others, but there was always enough work to keep me busy and if I ever felt I had too much then people would always be willing to help.


  • 5. How much responsibility were you given during your placement?
  • I was given lots of responsibility and trusted to complete tasks individually.


  • 6. To what extent did/will the skills you developed, and training you received, assist you in your degree studies and beyond?
  • The placement year has taught me invaluable skills and knowledge that will help me complete my studies. In particular, it has improved my confidence and communication skills which will definitely help me to participate in lecture and seminar discussions in my final year. I have also developed my IT skills through using software like SAP and Adobe Indesign which may help me in future jobs. It has given me a real insight into how business and marketing theories are applied in business situations.


    The Company

  • 7. What was the general atmosphere in your office?
  • The atmosphere in the office was always positive and friendly which made it enjoyable. There were quizzes every lunch time which allowed everyone to connect on a social level.


  • 8. How well organised was the overall work placement or internship set up?
  • The placement is very well organised. There is a 2 week handover with the previous placement student when you first start, which really helps to settle in and learn the role by watching them before having a go yourself. There is a clear list of daily, weekly and monthly duties and any projects are well organised.


  • 9. In terms of personal training and development, to what extent did the company or firm invest in you?
  • After the 2 week handover, my colleagues continued to help me develop and fully understand my role. They were always eager to help me improve throughout the year and assisted me with my uni work where necessary.


  • 10. What were the perks on your work placement?
  • Flexi Time

    Sports and Social Club

    National Travel

    Company Parties/Events

    Above 25 days holiday


  • 11. How appealing are future employment prospects within the organisation?
  • I would definitely consider working for the company again if the opportunity arose as i have had a great experience.


    The Culture

  • 12. Was there a good social scene amongst any fellow placement students/colleagues?
  • There were social events organised for Christmas, Birthdays and people leaving. These were often in Chester and were a really fun way to get to know colleagues and the other placement students in a different environment.


  • 13. What was the cost of living and socialising in the area you worked in?
  • The cost of living in Wrexham is cheap compared to a lot of places. However, i only live a 30 minute drive away so i lived at home which was ideal for me. All of our social events were in Chester, which is slightly more expensive but also has more to offer.


  • 14. What was the Nightlife like in the area you worked?
  • I have never actually been on a night out in Wrexham as all of our social events took place in Chester but i have heard its a good laugh and very cheap! Chester has a really good nightlife with a number of pubs, bars and clubs to choose from. We also went for day drinks in Liverpool to celebrate my birthday.


  • 15. Were there many opportunities to get involved in activities outside of work?
  • As well as the social events, many people participated in the 5 a side football games held every Wednesday after work and a couple also go running around the Industrial estate once a week.


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Placement (10 Months+)

Customer Service, Market Research, Marketing, Sales


August 2020

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