• 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.
  • Responsible for management and execution of HPI products. Including laptops, workstations etc. Daily tasks include forecasting, supply management, sales, sales assistance and communication with HP.


  • 2. Have you learnt any new skills, or developed your existing skills?
  • I have learnt and improved my IT knowledge and skills, using excel for example. My presentation skills have developed massively and my confidence improved. I have developed my communication and phone sales skills also. Building rapport and relationships with customers is another skill I have developed and improved also. Organisation and management of people is a valuable couple of skills I learnt too.

  • 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?
  • 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?
  • I was given plenty of responsibility to own tasks. My manager allowed me to take control of many aspects of the business. When he wasn’t there also I was essentially in charge of the whole of HPI also.

  • 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?
  • I received plenty of support during my placement, whenever I had a question or query there would be someone to answer them. The support I had to improve myself as an individual was fantastic also.

  • 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


  • 5. What was the company culture and general atmosphere like?
  • It was a young and fun culture. I really enjoyed building friendships ultimately with my manager and the wider sales floor. Everyone was always happy to help and it was a very friendly and enjoyable atmosphere

  • 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?
  • 5/5

  • 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 had the most amazing time and built friends and relationships that will last forever. I didn’t want the placement to end I had that good of a time. The team I was with definitely played a massive part. One of the best experiences of my life so far

  • 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 Tech Data
  • 5/5

  • 7. Would you recommend Tech Data to a friend?
  • Yes

  • 8. What advice would you give to others applying to Tech Data
  • Ensure that you are well prepared for all stages of the application, and be yourself in the assessment centre. Don’t be loud if it’s not who you are but make sure you contribute in the assessment centres so that you are noticed. Be interesting and enjoy yourself.

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Placement Year (10 Months+)

Business Management, Sales, Purchasing and Supply

South West

October 2021

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