Communication and Marketing Coordinator at PSA Group

Duration
Placement Year (10 Months+)
Region
Luton
Review Date

3.5/5

The Role
4.2
The Company
3.4
The Culture
2.5

Role Description

A Communications Coordinator is an administrative role that supports the Communications department in executing and monitoring communications strategies.

The Role

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

Gave me an excellent all round experience of what working for a global organisation is like. Tough and challenging but very rewarding, friendly work place with the ability to work from home made flexibility easy. Related well to my studies and would recommend.
5 /5

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

Really close knit team, could go to my manager about anything, whenever. Was part of a small team which helped overcome challenges at the start and still in touch with now after finishing my year.
5 /5

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

As mentioned above could go to my manager about anything, even if not directly work related about issues I was having or problems understanding some aspects of the role. Made easy by having understanding members of the team who had already been in my position.
5 /5

4. How busy were you on a daily basis?

Started really busy but once adjusted to the role and found how to be more time efficient made time elsewhere, did drop off towards the end due to pandemic.
4 /5

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

Fair amount, always encouraged to go and venture outside the tasks of just one team and see other aspects of the organisation, which helped see how other departments operated.
3 /5

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

Will transfer all skills learnt into next job, even the little things such as getting use to the work place environment and how to professionally construct an email which will stick with me.
4 /5

The Company

7. What was the general atmosphere in your office?

Professional, had many laughs but work did always come first.
4 /5

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

Very well run, had undergrad sessions every other week to make sure we were getting on OK. Helped meet new people as well.
4 /5

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

Invested in training and developing me in skills I never thought I'd have, especially IT ones.
4 /5

10. What were the perks on your work placement?

  • Flexi Time
  • Subsidised/Company Gym
  • Working from home
3 /5

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

Trying to go back for a graduate scheme
3 /5

The Culture

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

Was a nice balance, still stay in touch with a few, most were in a different office so didn't get to see them that often.
3 /5

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

Luton isn't the most attractive place to live for a 21 year old but with working from home made it very affordable.
3 /5

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

Don't think Luton has a club?
1 /5

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

Good range of gyms around, played 5 a side with some other employees has some good opportunities.
4 /5