ISIT Technology Solutions Placement at Nestlé

Duration
Placement Year (10 Months+)
Region
Crawley
Review Date
Roles
Information Technology

4/5

The Role
4.8
The Company
4.4
The Culture
2.1

The Role

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

It was a lovely experience and whilst some of the tasks can be a bit disengaging at times, I still learned a lot and had a great time working with an amazing team!
5 /5

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

I felt incredibly valued by my team and felt like an integral member even though my experience was often limited compared to my colleagues.
5 /5

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

I was given a lot of support by my line manager and upper management especially when they allowed me to work from home from my home country due to the virus situation.
5 /5

4. How busy were you on a daily basis?

I felt that I was comfortable with the workload and never felt overworked.
5 /5

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

I was given significant responsibility over a range of projects such as the Nespresso Boutique upgrades and developing a digital system for the SMA nutrition team as well as many over roles within my team.
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 felt that I developed a lot of helpful IT and technical skills in systems development that will greatly assist me in my studies. In addition, adapting to work-life has really increased my confidence in joining the job market after graduation.
5 /5

The Company

7. What was the general atmosphere in your office?

The office felt professional yet casual enough to be comfortable. The pets at work policy and free coffee really makes the place feel very welcoming too!
5 /5

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

I believe my placement experience has been well organised since the start and the projects I was given were relevant and helpful for my role.
5 /5

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

My company provided a lot of online training and even sponsored my trip to the York offices for a week to further develop my skills.
5 /5

10. What were the perks on your work placement?

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

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

Given that almost half the placements continued working in Nestlé, I find the future employment prospects within the company to be very appealing.
5 /5

The Culture

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

My colleagues at Gatwick definitely had some great social events together although it would've been better if we could have had more! The social scene at the York office is lovely especially since that's where all the placements are. All in all, I've had some great memories but there's definitely room for improvement here.
3 /5

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

It was a bit expensive since I'm based near London however the location bonus definitely helps a bit with the costs!
4 /5

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

It was non-existent however I personally didn't mind it too much.
1 /5

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

There are local sports clubs that you could join. However, the city I was based in was quite limited, unfortunately.
2 /5