Rating

4.9/5
  • The Role
    5.0
  • The Company
    5.0
  • The Culture
    4.5

    The Role

  • 1. To what extent did you enjoy your work placement or internship?
  • I thoroughly enjoyed my time at Volvo Penta UK within the Volvo Group. The business gave me great opportunities that are rare within any other placement provider.

    5/5

  • 2. To what extent did you feel valued by your colleagues?
  • I felt like an official employee, rather than just an intern. I was given responsibilities similar to my colleagues and all my ideas were taken as seriously as there’s.

    5/5

  • 3. To what extent were you given support and guidance by management/your supervisor(s)?
  • After every quarterly review, my line manager would put things in place to allow me to get my tasks completed, as well as provide me with the opportunities to work my own development

    5/5

  • 4. How busy were you on a daily basis?
  • The team gave me the right amount of work and allowed me to voice when I needed any new jobs.

    5/5

  • 5. How much responsibility were you given during your placement?
  • During my time, I was given many responsibilities, including coordinating an entire marketing campaign, in addition to setting out a marketing plan for the year. The team really appreciate an intern’s opinions and will work with you to find the best solution.

    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 have developed both on a personal and professional level, which was due to all the opportunities and experience Volvo Penta UK gave me.

    5/5

    The Company

  • 7. What was the general atmosphere in your office?
  • Really positive and supportive atmosphere, also very calm. Really friendly team.

    5/5

  • 8. How well organised was the overall work placement or internship set up?
  • The team informed me of the structure of my placement, and also worked with me to ensure I achieved my goals during the placement period.

    5/5

  • 9. In terms of personal training and development, to what extent did the company or firm invest in you?
  • The company invested in workshops on marketing and exploring new ways which not only helped the company, but also my personal development.

    5/5

  • 10. What were the perks on your work placement?
  • Subsidised Canteen

    Subsidised/Company Gym

    National Travel

    International Travel

    Company Parties/Events

    Working from home

    5/5

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

    5/5

    The Culture

  • 12. Was there a good social scene amongst any fellow placement students/colleagues?
  • Good social scene with company events, e.g. quiz nights.

    5/5

  • 13. What was the cost of living and socialising in the area you worked in?
  • Nothing out of the ordinary.

    5/5

  • 14. What was the Nightlife like in the area you worked?
  • Mainly bars and restaurants with some good activities, e.g. bowling and cinema.

    4/5

  • 15. Were there many opportunities to get involved in activities outside of work?
  • Mainly socialising and going out to eat.

    4/5

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Details

Placement Year (10 Months+)

West Midlands

November 2020


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