• 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.
  • As a candidate consultant I was required to liaise with relevant departments to discuss current jobs and positions available. From this, I created adverts and shortlisted suitable candidates. Due to Covid, all interviews were on the phone and once the right candidates were found I would register them and begin collecting the require documents.


  • 2. Have you learnt any new skills, or developed your existing skills?
  • The placement made me much more adaptable as I took on a variety of roles within Randstad, this gave me an understanding of different areas of the business. It also developed my communication and organisation skills.

  • 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
  • 4/5


  • 3. Were you given much responsibility during your placement / internship?
  • Throughout the placement I was treated the same as any other staff. Managers would offer extra responsibilities and push you out of your comfort zone, whilst also being understanding if there was too much pressure.

  • 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?
  • From the start of the placement, the learning and development team provided support creating a group with all the other placement students and weekly catch ups to check in on our progress and wellbeing. There were also weekly 121 calls with your manager, providing the opportunity to raise any issues.

  • 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?
  • There was a competitive but encouraging company culture and regular team games/ social activities.

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

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

  • 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?
  • The placement was demanding at times but hard work was rewarded through bonuses, time off and other various vouchers etc. Everyone was always friendly and made it a fun place to work.

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

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

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

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

  • 8. What advice would you give to others applying to Randstad
  • Take all opportunities offered to you, be yourself and don't be afraid to ask for help if needed.

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Placement Year (10 Months+)


North West

October 2021

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