I really enjoyed my placement at SAP. During the past 13 months, I've learned a lot of new things and I can already see what a great impact the placement had on my personal growth and development.
My close team and colleagues were really friendly and supportive. I felt as a valued team member because I was given responsibilities such as providing the senior management with daily and weekly reporting.
My manager was very supportive and always found some time to answer my questions and address any concerns. He also gave me the opportunity to see and be involved in the different parts of the business apart from my own role.
On a daily basis, my workload was quite well balanced if nothing unusual happened. As a sales ops intern, my workload got busier the closer to the end of the quarter we were. However, there were plenty of opportunities to get involved if I was not busy.
As mentioned above, I was given the responsibility to create weekly and daily reports for the senior management of the European region. Apart from that, I had to deal with some ad hoc tasks that usually played an essential part in the deal support process.
The skills I developed during my placement will surely help me to be a more productive and effective individual at university. I learned a lot about Excel and its VBA which helped me to streamline some of my processes. I also developed better business communication skills as well as time management skills.
The general atmosphere in the office was usually relaxed and friendly. I never had a bad feeling of being there and it is mostly because of the people I worked with who were just great!
I must say that the placement could not be organized better. We had a really supportive SteerCo which provided us with a month of insightful onboarding activities as well as general support and ad hoc activities for us to take part in during the placement.
There are plenty of online and offline training resources you can access while on placement. Apart from that, the company makes sure you are well trained for your particular role. So, I would say the company invests in you a lot but at the end of the day, it's up to you if you want to develop yourself.
Staff Sales/Staff Shop
Working from home
Depending on how the current COVID-19 situation evolves. But generally, the future employment prospects are quite high.
The placement cohort were a great bunch and I think we had a lot of fun.
The cost of living was London like, what can you expect? But socializing was great, as we had a lot of places we could go to in London.
I wouldn't say there is any nightlife in the area I worked in as it is nearby an airport and just residential. Usually, you wouldn't want to stroll around alone at night. But the train to London was just around the corner and you could go there.
SAP provides many opportunities for employees to get involved in activities outside of work. You can take part in activities such as Volunteering, Green Team, Cultures Team, or Football games with colleagues.
Placement Year (10 Months+)
Business Analytics, Customer Service, Information Technology
21st September 2020
£18,000 - £19,999