Category Assistant Intern

by BSH

Best Student Employer


  • Skills
  • Responsibilities
  • Support & Guidance
  • Culture
  • Your Impressions


  • 1. Please give an overview of your role and what this involves on a day-to-day basis.
  • My main role is to assist the three category managers with their day to day work, keep product information up to date, doing market research and analysis.


  • 2. Have you learnt any new skills, or developed your existing skills?
  • I have learnt a lot since starting the placement. I have been trained to use different internal software. I was also provided additional training about public speaking, presenting, excel and power points.

  • How would you rate the training provided during your experience?
  • 4/5

  • How would you rate your development of industry-specific skills during the experience?
  • 5/5

  • How would you rate your development of personal / soft skills during the experience?
  • 5/5

  • Please rate how these skills have helped you in your career development
  • 5/5


  • 3. Were you given much responsibility during your placement / internship?
  • Yes, a lot especially after the first few months, I was given the responsibility to carry out individual tasks and also had to do a lot of my managers work when she was really busy or off.

  • Please rate how meaningful the work you were doing was
  • 4/5

    Support & Guidance

  • 4. How much support and guidance did you receive during your placement / internship?
  • I always had people there for me if I needed them but since we were working from home I tend to work more independently.

  • How would you rate the support and guidance from your line manager?
  • 4/5

  • How would you rate the support and guidance from the wider team?
  • 5/5


  • 5. What was the company culture and general atmosphere like?
  • Sadly I didn't get to experience the company culture and atmosphere in person as we all worked from home but whenever I had catch-ups with my manager and team, they always made me feel like a part of the team, get me involved in conversations, asked for my opinions and made me feel valued.

  • How would you rate the inclusiveness of the culture?
  • 5/5

  • How would you rate the social opportunities?
  • 5/5

  • How would you rate the diversity initiatives?
  • 5/5

  • How would you rate the charity, sustainability and corporate social responsibility (CSR) initiatives?
  • 3/5

    Your Impressions

  • 6. To what extent did you enjoy your placement / internship?
  • I really enjoyed it, although most of it was virtual. I was lucky to live in the company student housing and make great friends with other interns. The only thing that I didn't get out of this placement was to have real-life one to one relationships with my managers.

  • Please rate your level of enjoyment on your placement / internship
  • 4/5

  • Please rate how your experience met your expectations
  • 3/5

  • Please rate the future employment prospects at BSH
  • 5/5

  • 7. Would you recommend BSH to a friend?
  • Yes

  • 8. What advice would you give to others applying to BSH
  • I had an amazing experience with the BSH and I couldn't recommend it more. I have developed so much personally and professionally since joining the company.

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Placement Year (10 Months+)


South East

April 2021

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