Rating

4.5/5
  • Skills
    4.5
  • Responsibilities
    4.0
  • Support & Guidance
    4.5
  • 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.
  • My role consisted of being part of the women's design team. I would help with the research process of the season, looking at colour, trends, silhouettes, prints. Then helping the team in turning this research into designs and being involved in the presentation process. Would then help turn the designs into CADs and specs ready to send to the factories to receive samples and protos


    Skills

  • 2. Have you learnt any new skills, or developed your existing skills?
  • I learnt so much about how a company works, the ins and outs of all the parts of a business. Design wise I massively developed my illustrator skills as well as my presentation skills. My confidence also really improved, I think this was due to the team helping and challenging me.


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

  • 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
  • 4/5

    Responsibilities

  • 3. Were you given much responsibility during your placement / internship?
  • I was, I was probably given even more than I originally anticipated which was great. I didnt feel like an intern, I fully felt like part of a team and valued just as much as other team members. I was given a real chance to design and try out new design skills that I hadn't yet learnt at university.


  • 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?
  • Lots of support, I was assigned a mentor and also had a manager of our team. We had regular 1-1's and check ins to discuss work, progress, ideas etc.


  • 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?
  • 4/5

    Culture

  • 5. What was the company culture and general atmosphere like?
  • Great atmosphere, really fun and engaging place to work. It's exciting to work in the office nothing ever felt dull or mundane. Listening to wider company updates and company talks was always so interesting too.


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

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

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

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

    Your Impressions

  • 6. To what extent did you enjoy your placement / internship?
  • I loved it, I thoroughly felt like part of a team. Even when covid struck the internship kept its same pace and momentum and I felt really engaged with what I was doing and where I was working. It did exceed my expectations, I now have a full time permanent role there.


  • 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, and also try to think of ways to stand out in your work/cv/interviews. Be approachable and hard working. Don't panic in interviews, its just their way of trying to get to know you and learn about your work. If I reapplied I'd tell myself to enjoy the process more, enjoy telling someone about yourself and your work and be proud of your work.


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Details

Placement Year (10 Months+)

Design

West Midlands

12th October 2021


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