• 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.
  • - Managing different functional areas and teams on site - including ambient, cold-chain, exporting, and transport. - Analysis of daily performance of team against company KPI's. - Gaining experience in the usage of company software - SAP, AS400, SMS and further use of Microsoft Excel. - Member of the management and admin team for the integration, usage and development of a communications application on site (Relative Relay). - Involved in the charity committee.


  • 2. Have you learnt any new skills, or developed your existing skills?
  • -Conflict management -Improved analysis skills -Improved organisation and time management -Improved knowledge of the logistics industry -Increased confidence in a management role and within the industry

  • 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?
  • 4/5

  • How would you rate your development of personal / soft skills during the experience?
  • 3/5

  • Please rate how these skills have helped you in your career development
  • 4/5


  • 3. Were you given much responsibility during your placement / internship?
  • There were many opportunities throughout my placement to take control of the operation and make crucial decisions. I was made to feel like a vital member of the team.

  • 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?
  • Support was mostly given by management when required; however, when management were extremely busy, this was not always an option.

  • 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?
  • 4/5


  • 5. What was the company culture and general atmosphere like?
  • There is a friendly atmosphere at Gist. You will always be greeted warmly by the team and everyone is keen to share their expertise. The working environment is not always professional but work is always completed.

  • How would you rate the inclusiveness of the culture?
  • 4/5

  • How would you rate the social opportunities?
  • 3/5

  • How would you rate the diversity initiatives?
  • 3/5

  • 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 enjoyed my placement and expanded my knowledge within logistics throughout this year.

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

  • Please rate how your experience met your expectations
  • 4/5

  • Please rate the future employment prospects at Gist Ltd
  • 4/5

  • 7. Would you recommend Gist Ltd to a friend?
  • Yes

  • 8. What advice would you give to others applying to Gist Ltd
  • If you are willing to be flexible with working location, you show interest and drive in the company and perform well, there are lots of opportunities for promotion.

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Placement Year (10 Months+)

Business Management

South East

July 2021

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