IT Support Analyst at Nestlé

Placement Year (10 Months+)
Review Date
Information Technology


The Role
The Company
The Culture

Role Description

I worked in the Technology Solutions department and provided first and second line IT support on client workstations.

The Role

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

The placement was ideal for furthering my understanding of IT and business.
5 /5

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

The whole team treated me like a valued colleague and I was trusted with high profile projects.
5 /5

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

Management was excellent and gave full support throughout the placement.
5 /5

4. How busy were you on a daily basis?

I was given the perfect balance of work load. Every day was filled with interesting and varied tasks, which even gave me travel opportunities within the UK.
5 /5

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

I was given a very high profile project to deliver, and represented the company on my own at university placement events.
4 /5

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

I learnt so many different skills which are extremely relevant to my degree and future career.
5 /5

The Company

7. What was the general atmosphere in your office?

The general atmosphere was friendly, supportive and professional. I was put at ease immediately and enjoyed the fact that dogs were also allowed in the office, which made for a pleasant atmosphere.
5 /5

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

I could not have asked for a better placement in terms of organisation and structure. My manager always had an overall plan for my work and kept me fully informed of how the year would progress. I also had regular meetings with my manager who gave me constructive feedback on my progress and work skills.
5 /5

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

I attended regular training sessions and individual members of the team trained me on an on-going basis. I was also sent to York for an initial induction programme and felt the company invested a great deal to develop my skills.
5 /5

10. What were the perks on your work placement?

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

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

Having completed the placement with Nestle, I would find any future employment prospects within its organisation extremely appealing. I felt very honoured to have secured the placement with such a successful company and working for them was a pleasure. I think it would provide excellent future opportunities to develop professionally, and because the whole atmosphere of the Gatwick office was so supportive and friendly, it would be great to work there on a permanent basis.
5 /5

The Culture

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

There were plenty of opportunities to socialise with fellow placement students. I joined a tennis club near the office, together with my fellow IT placement student, and attended social events with the department.
4 /5

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

I commuted from home until lockdown, after which I was allowed to work from home. Working from home obviously saved me a lot of money that would have been spent on train travel, particularly because I had an hour and a half commute. However, there was a Metro bus service that picked me up from Gatwick and took me directly outside the office. The company provided me with a pre-paid card for that bus service.
4 /5

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

Crawley offers a good variety of pubs, restaurants and bars.
5 /5

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

There are volunteer days, sports activities and social events.
5 /5