• The Role
  • The Company
  • The Culture

    The Role

  • 1. To what extent did you enjoy your work placement or internship?
  • - Rotational aspect means that you are able to experience so many different areas in the business. - Massive emphasis on my training and development.


  • 2. To what extent did you feel valued by your colleagues?
  • - All colleagues were very supportive of me being a placement student. - My ideas were valued the same as other ideas that came from my colleagues.


  • 3. To what extent were you given support and guidance by management/your supervisor(s)?
  • - High levels of support and help from managers. - Very open to answering all questions. - Managers were open to changing my training plan in accordance to areas that I wanted to experience.


  • 4. How busy were you on a daily basis?
  • - All departments were busy and very fast - paced.


  • 5. How much responsibility were you given during your placement?
  • - I was given quite a lot of responsibility, from running shifts to helping run departments. - I was given projects to run as well - these projects were my responsibility.


  • 6. To what extent did/will the skills you developed, and training you received, assist you in your degree studies and beyond?
  • - Training days were given for specific competencies that I wanted to work on. - Confidence massively increased due to the amount of responsibility I was given. - Lidl's 'High 5' for leadership competencies were continuously worked on.


    The Company

  • 7. What was the general atmosphere in your office?
  • - Everyone is very friendly and willing to help others in their office.


  • 8. How well organised was the overall work placement or internship set up?
  • - I was given my training plan at the start of the year which told me which department I would be in and from what dates. - My training plan was only changed due to me wanting to experience different departments.


  • 9. In terms of personal training and development, to what extent did the company or firm invest in you?
  • 5/5

  • 10. What were the perks on your work placement?
  • Company Parties/Events

    Staff Sales/Staff Shop

    Above 25 days holiday


  • 11. How appealing are future employment prospects within the organisation?
  • 5/5

    The Culture

  • 12. Was there a good social scene amongst any fellow placement students/colleagues?
  • - I met up with colleagues quite often out of work.


  • 13. What was the cost of living and socialising in the area you worked in?
  • - London is not very cheap for living or socialising, but Lidl offer a 10% London weighting, which is added to your salary every month.


  • 14. What was the Nightlife like in the area you worked?
  • 4/5

  • 15. Were there many opportunities to get involved in activities outside of work?
  • 4/5

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Placement Year (10 Months+)

Human Resources, Logistics and Operations, Recruitment, Retail, Sales

29th August 2020

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