• 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.
  • Working with a team of experienced managers to complete daily tasks and operations related to the intake of goods into the site, managing the picking of the goods to customer stores and organising the loading of goods onto vehicles


  • 2. Have you learnt any new skills, or developed your existing skills?
  • Learnt people management, time management, working in high pressure environment and resilience to challenges

  • How would you rate the training provided during your experience?
  • 1/5

  • How would you rate your development of industry-specific skills during the experience?
  • 3/5

  • How would you rate your development of personal / soft skills during the experience?
  • 4/5

  • Please rate how these skills have helped you in your career development
  • 3/5


  • 3. Were you given much responsibility during your placement / internship?
  • High levels of responsibility given to those who are proven to work well, be effective and can be trusted. Responsibility given if you show your willingness

  • Please rate how meaningful the work you were doing was
  • 2/5

    Support & Guidance

  • 4. How much support and guidance did you receive during your placement / internship?
  • Limited support from Head Office function. Support at site received from peers and other managers on an as an when basis. Limited specific support networks.

  • 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?
  • 3/5


  • 5. What was the company culture and general atmosphere like?
  • Tough and harsh culture in an unusual, historic, industrial environment

  • How would you rate the inclusiveness of the culture?
  • 1/5

  • How would you rate the social opportunities?
  • 1/5

  • How would you rate the diversity initiatives?
  • 1/5

  • How would you rate the charity, sustainability and corporate social responsibility (CSR) initiatives?
  • 1/5

    Your Impressions

  • 6. To what extent did you enjoy your placement / internship?
  • Some elements of the job were enjoyable such as the feeling of satisfaction as a result of the responsibility you get and the opportunity to learn soft skills.

  • Please rate your level of enjoyment on your placement / internship
  • 2/5

  • Please rate how your experience met your expectations
  • 2/5

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

  • 7. Would you recommend Gist Ltd to a friend?
  • No

  • 8. What advice would you give to others applying to Gist Ltd
  • To be prepared to work hard and work in an harsh environment. To take advantage of the fast future career prospects for those who prove capabilities. To not have expectations before joining and to keep an open mind.

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Placement (5-9 Months)

Logistics and Operations

Yorkshire and Humberside

July 2021

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