• 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.
  • Managing the social media channels and marketing plan for the UK marketing unit. Liaising with dealerships across the UK & Ireland, to support them with their marketing task.


  • 2. Have you learnt any new skills, or developed your existing skills?
  • Adobe creative software, such as premiere pro, photoshop and indesign. Presentation skills. Social media management and campaign management. Marketing plan development.

  • 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?
  • Everyday was different at Volvo Penta and that meant that each day came with new responsibilities. You are treated like a member of the team instead of an intern. Your opinions are valued and you are given tasks that suit your career development.

  • 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 couldn’t thank my manager enough for the support I received throughout my placement. Every question was answered and if I was struggling, they were there to help. Whether that be information on the industry or specific to my role, my manager was there to guide me.

  • 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?
  • Everyone was so friendly and supportive throughout my placement. No matter their experience or level in the company, they were approachable.

  • 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?
  • I throughly enjoyed my internship at Volvo Penta, I was respected and valued as a team member. I got to learn new skills that are now crucial to my career. Despite having to work from home during my placement, the team made me feel apart of everything and I never felt out of the loop with tasks/project. Something to be admired, especially when working from home was new to everyone.

  • 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 Volvo Group UK
  • 3/5

  • 7. Would you recommend Volvo Group UK to a friend?
  • Yes

  • 8. What advice would you give to others applying to Volvo Group UK
  • Voice your suggestions and approach each task with confidence. Everyone makes mistakes and the mistakes you make can only help you learn.

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Placement Year (10 Months+)


West Midlands

November 2021

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