Rating

3.5/5
  • The Role
    4.3
  • The Company
    3.1
  • The Culture
    2.9

    The Role

  • 1. To what extent did you enjoy your work placement or internship?
  • My placement at Tech Data was very enjoyable as the work was challenging but rewarding. Everyone was super friendly and really helped me settle in.

    4/5

  • 2. To what extent did you feel valued by your colleagues?
  • My team was fantastic, it was really diverse and had a great blend of ages. There was a really strong team mentality and everyone respected each other for the role they did! It really was like a family!

    5/5

  • 3. To what extent were you given support and guidance by management/your supervisor(s)?
  • I was given a lot of support and guidance over the year. I had regular meetings with my manager to discuss my performance as well as areas I wanted to improve to ensure the placement was beneficial e.g. I moved roles within the year so I could learn about the AS side of the business

    5/5

  • 4. How busy were you on a daily basis?
  • I was extremely busy however this was mainly due to Brexit and Covid-19. Although I was busy my team offered me plenty of support so I was never overwhelmed. I was also offered regular training opportunities which ensured I was able to get all my work done efficiently. This meant as my placement continued my workload got easier and easier to manage.

    3/5

  • 5. How much responsibility were you given during your placement?
  • I was actually surprised prised with the responsibility I was given. From the moment I started I was treated like an employee not a student. This meant I was responsible for my own vendors and had a 100k Delegation of Authority. Although I was obviously supported I was expected to work independently and this in itself was a big responsibility.

    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 am a Business management student so the opportunity to see how a business conducts itself every day was a fascinating opportunity to see the theory I had learnt in practice. Additionally, my placement gave me a chance to develop key professional skills such as teamwork, communication and resilience. My placement at Tech Data has provided me with invaluable experiences for when I embark on my next career challenge

    5/5

    The Company

  • 7. What was the general atmosphere in your office?
  • The atmosphere in the office was great. It was a really fun environment. People are really friendly and always up for a chat.

    3/5

  • 8. How well organised was the overall work placement or internship set up?
  • It was relatively seamless with training already organised for me and then gradual reviews to see how I was progressing.

    5/5

  • 9. In terms of personal training and development, to what extent did the company or firm invest in you?
  • The company gave me plenty of opportunities to develop myself personally. Admittedly I had to push fo some opportunities but once I asked for them Tech Data were very receptive.

    4/5

  • 10. What were the perks on your work placement?
  • Sports and Social Club

    Subsidised/Company Gym

    Company Parties/Events

    2/5

  • 11. How appealing are future employment prospects within the organisation?
  • Although I enjoyed my placement and really appreciated the opportunities Tech Data provided me, I am currently not considering future employment with them. This is due to my placement role no longer being available and personally wanting to pursue different challenges.

    3/5

    The Culture

  • 12. Was there a good social scene amongst any fellow placement students/colleagues?
  • Yes! There were a lot of placement student and a lot of the full time staff are of similar age. We had regular nights out :)

    5/5

  • 13. What was the cost of living and socialising in the area you worked in?
  • I lived at home but the general area is quite expensive to live. It is definitely do able with house sharing though!

    2/5

  • 14. What was the Nightlife like in the area you worked?
  • The Nightlife is okay... but with London and Reading close there is always something to do. Plenty of good pubs in the area!

    2/5

  • 15. Were there many opportunities to get involved in activities outside of work?
  • They have a social club that provided social opportunities e.g. go-karting

    4/5

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Placement Year (10 Months+)

27th October 2020


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