Rating

4.6/5
  • Skills
    4.5
  • Responsibilities
    5.0
  • Support & Guidance
    5.0
  • Culture
    4.3
  • Your Impressions
    5.0

    Overview

  • 1. Please give an overview of your role and what this involves on a day-to-day basis.
  • * Colour assessment of lab dyes, trims and print strike offs. * Creating and maintaining both online and physical filing systems. * Supporting during the development of new fabrics and trims. * Communication with suppliers worldwide to maintain deadlines. * Collaborative work with the Development, Design and Buying teams. * Admin Support


    Skills

  • 2. Have you learnt any new skills, or developed your existing skills?
  • * How to assess lab dyes and the correct terminology that should be used, how to judge what is commercial. * Correct etiquette when communicating/meeting suppliers. * How the materials team fits in with the overall product process and the impact each person's actions have. * The full process of how a product goes from concept to customer. * Fabric knowledge. * Fabric Testing - knowledge of process and commercial standards


  • 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?
  • 4/5

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

    Responsibilities

  • 3. Were you given much responsibility during your placement / internship?
  • Yes, at the time the materials team was only just being established, and due to further staff shortages by the end I was responsible for approving and rejecting all lab dyes.


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

    Support & Guidance

  • 4. How much support and guidance did you receive during your placement / internship?
  • My manager gave me great guidance despite having a huge workload himself, and I always felt I could ask if I was struggling/didn't understand with anything. The wider product team were always happy to explain what they were doing, and to help in any way they could, I couldn't have asked for a more supportive team!


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

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

    Culture

  • 5. What was the company culture and general atmosphere like?
  • The culture I am sure must be unrivalled, and I felt part of the Gymshark family from the very first week. Everyone speaks to everyone and is really friendly, and there is very little attention paid to hierarchy. I felt my opinion was just as valid as permanent members of staff, and I was always listened to.


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

  • How would you rate the social opportunities?
  • 4/5

  • How would you rate the diversity initiatives?
  • 4/5

  • How would you rate the charity, sustainability and corporate social responsibility (CSR) initiatives?
  • 4/5

    Your Impressions

  • 6. To what extent did you enjoy your placement / internship?
  • I absolutely loved my placement year, so much that I didn't leave! I felt that I'd learnt so much more than I ever had at uni, and I loved working life. I always felt very happy and I got on very well with the people I worked with.


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

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

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

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


  • 8. What advice would you give to others applying to Gymshark
  • Be yourself Be prepared to work hard Be willing to help wherever possible


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Details

Placement Year (10 Months+)

Fashion, Sport/Sports Management

West Midlands

21st September 2021


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