• 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 Microsoft Surface products, including Surface leads for E-Business. Daily tasks include forecasting, supply management, sales, sales assistance and communication with Microsoft Surface and pipeline management.


  • 2. Have you learnt any new skills, or developed your existing skills?
  • I have developed my knowledge vastly in the IT distribution industry. I have been able to develop communication, problem solving and interpersonal skills massively. Similarly, further developed workload management and sales techniques, which has overall made me more confident. I have gained knowledge in companies integrated SAP/CRM systems. Learnt to take initiative under pressure and successfully lead internal/ external incentive campaigns. Likewise gained product and commercial knowledge for Microsoft Surface.

  • 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 full roles and responsibilities since day one and always treated as a full time colleague, rather then an "intern".

  • 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?
  • Received plenty of training and guidance throughout my placement from my line manager and senior colleagues.

  • 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?
  • Due to the pandemic I spent most of my placement work from home. Regardless, company culture and atmosphere is always positive and fun.

  • 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?
  • 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 thoroughly enjoyed my placement due to wonderful and welcoming colleagues at TD. Also had a great line manager who really helped me develop my personal and corporate skills. My team and I played a vital role for Microsoft Surface TD in FY21, biggest achievement of my life so far! I was part of fun incentives throughout the year, also the most memorable first and last day!

  • 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
  • I would be prepared for assessment centre and interview rounds. Make sure to find the right balance by not overpowering and/or being too quiet. Importantly be yourself in all stages. Its a learning experience so make sure to have fun and don't overthink!

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Placement Year (10 Months+)

Business Intelligence, Sales, Business Management, Business Analytics

South West

November 2021

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