I have run monthly reports for a variety of clients around Key Performance Indicators. I receive briefs varying in size, which I compile decks & presentations to answer. I provide training to clients on the systems Kantar Worldpanel use, such as world panel online.
Kantar Worldpanel have been pivotal in my development, hosting bi-monthly meetings to allow me to explain areas I want to improve, alongside feedback on what they believe are my areas for improvement. I have greatly improved my presentational skills, focusing on pacing, how I articulate myself, alongside body language. I have improved my analytical skills, working with data everyday. I have improved office etiquette, regularly emailing senior clients and internal team members.
I have gained more and more responsibility as my placement has progressed. At the 6 month mark, I have now produced and presented a deck to clients. I am also sending my reports and emails without checking with my manager. Lastly I am assisting in the training of a new graduate which has joined.
I have received amazing support and guidance. I have bi-monthly check-ins with my manager to discuss any issues I have faced alongside my development. I also have weekly check-ins with my day-to-day manager, again to offer support and guidance. Furthermore, colleagues in my team regularly reach out to see how I am doing and always make themselves available for a call if I require assistance.
The company has a inclusive and fun atmosphere. Even in these difficult coronavirus times, my team host weekly 'Friday fun' where we play online games such as Pictionary and host socials. We have a WhatsApp and Teams GC where we discuss everything but work, allowing to build deeper connections.
I am thoroughly enjoying my placement, learning new transferable skills and making friends for life. I am extremely happy I choose Kantar.
If you're applying to Kantar I would advice you doing some prior research on the FMCG industry. Presenting plays a large role in the job so make sure you practise presenting, especially in areas such as pacing. Be ready to answer questions on the spot.
Placement Year (10 Months+)
8th February 2021