Business Solutions Finance Placement at Nestlé

Placement Year (10 Months+)
Review Date
Accountancy Banking/Finance Information Technology


The Role
The Company
The Culture

The Role

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

I enjoyed my placement so much that I actually extended my contract until I went back to university.
5 /5

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

Everyone in the team is so friendly and welcoming! You really are treated like a member of the team and not a placement student.
5 /5

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

Support and guidance was outstanding at Nestle, whether it be from your own team or not. Everyone at Nestle makes time to help you.
5 /5

4. How busy were you on a daily basis?

I was typically very busy on placement, especially the longer I was there because I was able to pick up more work and responsibilities. When there was a small quiet period and typically find something to do or catch up on other work.
5 /5

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

Since they treat you like part of the team and not a placement student, I'd say they give you a lot of responsibility which I was really surprised with at first!
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 have developed so many different skill this year that I didn't expect to and equally there was a lot of resources for training within my area but also to learn about other departments too. My placement year has been an invauable experience that will definitely help me with my final year.
5 /5

The Company

7. What was the general atmosphere in your office?

The atmosphere in the office is so friendly and relaxed!
5 /5

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

The placement was very organised because Nestle have their Academy for all interns, placements and grads and I found that my responsibilities on placement were very clear.
5 /5

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

There are so many training courses you can get involved in because they care so much about your personal development, which I definitely took advantage of.
5 /5

10. What were the perks on your work placement?

  • Flexi Time
  • Subsidised Canteen
  • Subsidised/Company Gym
  • Financial Bonus
  • Company Parties/Events
  • Staff Sales/Staff Shop
  • Above 25 days holiday
  • Working from home
3 /5

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

Many students who start on placement do actually stay on after graduation in many different departments. I'd love to return to Nestle!
5 /5

The Culture

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

Before Covid, there were a lot of department organised events but equally I went go-karting and to the races with the placements too.
4 /5

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

I commuted to York so I didn't have any living expenses.
3 /5

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

The nightlife was good, my team and the department went out on many occassions.
4 /5

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

3 /5