• The Role
  • The Company
  • The Culture

    The Role

  • 1. To what extent did you enjoy your work placement or internship?
  • Great company to work for. Provided an abundance of opportunities to develop as a professional.


  • 2. To what extent did you feel valued by your colleagues?
  • Every member of L'Oréal was/is friendly and approachable. Questions were encouraged and answered with clarity. I believe L'Oréal's members greatly improved my interpersonal skills throughout the year.


  • 3. To what extent were you given support and guidance by management/your supervisor(s)?
  • Management helped me every step of the way. My supervisor's door was always open if needed, and other managers provided specialist support when required.


  • 4. How busy were you on a daily basis?
  • L'Oréal is a proactive company. There are always tasks to be completed. If you're a hard worker, it does not go unnoticed!


  • 5. How much responsibility were you given during your placement?
  • L'Oréal provides an abundance of opportunity to showcase your talent. I was fortunate enough to operate the 'gifting project'; being in charge of the smooth flow of stock in and out of a warehouse. Later on in the year, I was provided the chance to present to key stakeholders in the business, relating to Transport cost data I had been analysing. This opened the door to improve communication skills, whilst giving solutions on how to reduce costs.


  • 6. To what extent did/will the skills you developed, and training you received, assist you in your degree studies and beyond?
  • In conclusion of my year at L'Oréal, it's safe to say I have developed vastly as a professional within the supply chain environment. To extend, I believe through L'Oréal's culture and stakeholders, my interpersonal skills have seen great improvement. These skills will reflect at University through the online seminars. Although the unprecedented change to communicating through screens has occurred, I have adapted quickly due to the experiences I have had at whilst being a part of L'Oréal.


    The Company

  • 7. What was the general atmosphere in your office?
  • 4/5

  • 8. How well organised was the overall work placement or internship set up?
  • From day one, my supervisor talked me through the projects I'd be involved in, including the time-frame, expectations and end result. This benefitted my working culture as I understood the reason to complete the projects and the outcomes of missing deadlines.


  • 9. In terms of personal training and development, to what extent did the company or firm invest in you?
  • Throughout the year, L'Oréal provided additional learning activities to be involved in. I was sent to London (I was based at the Trafford DC) 3 times to receive training / talks. L'Oréal paid / reimbursed any money I spent on the day (i.e. travel & food). Further, L'Oréal give each employee access to 3 courses / year on coursera, allowing employees to improve in any area they believe fit. Personally I reaped this benefit through the completion of 2 excel courses. :)


  • 10. What were the perks on your work placement?
  • Flexi Time

    Subsidised Canteen

    Sports and Social Club

    Subsidised/Company Gym

    National Travel

    Company Parties/Events

    Staff Sales/Staff Shop

    Above 25 days holiday

    Working from home

    Healthcare from home



  • 11. How appealing are future employment prospects within the organisation?
  • I've been fortunate enough to secure a Graduate role on the MT scheme (Supply chain). I look forward to advancing my career under the L'Oréal name!


    The Culture

  • 12. Was there a good social scene amongst any fellow placement students/colleagues?
  • It's difficult to comment due to being 1 of 2 interns based at the Trafford DC. However, when visiting London, all interns were lovely, and I still keep in contact with a few of them now!


  • 13. What was the cost of living and socialising in the area you worked in?
  • The cost of living was relatively cheap as I was based in Manchester. There were many social activities to be a part of, such as rock climbing and football!


  • 14. What was the Nightlife like in the area you worked?
  • Not a fan of Manchester night life, however day drinking is great fun! I'd recommend a 40-minute train to Liverpool for night life (when corona allows!).


  • 15. Were there many opportunities to get involved in activities outside of work?
  • Again, it's difficult one to comment on. I already play football so didn't have a lot of free time!


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Placement Year (10 Months+)

20th October 2020

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