Operations Management Industrial Placement at Gist Ltd

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The Role
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Role Description

During the year you will work in the Warehouse, Transport and Admin departments, giving you a whole view of the operation and learning and understanding how the business operates

The Role

1. To what extent did you enjoy your work placement or internship?

A really great place to work, with a really exciting and un-predictable, challenging job
5 /5

2. To what extent did you feel valued by your colleagues?

More often than not I was told when I had done well, but most of the time the credit would be during private conversation's with closer friends
4 /5

3. To what extent were you given support and guidance by management/your supervisor(s)?

Support was always there when/if needed, never felt like I was on my own
5 /5

4. How busy were you on a daily basis?

Always busy, but I prefer working hard and it is all down to - you get what you put in.
5 /5

5. How much responsibility were you given during your placement?

I had a lot of responsibility, running chambers, covered 2 seperate titled roles and was succesful in both, and seemed to gain me more responsibility as I went on.
5 /5

6. To what extent did/will the skills you developed, and training you received, assist you in your degree studies and beyond?

Most of this year I have learnt skills that I would easily say will stay with me as life skills, and the experience of working in this kind of business (logisitcs) really opens your eyes to so many different things that you may not have thought of before.
5 /5

The Company

7. What was the general atmosphere in your office?

Many of the people in some of the offices had been around for years - knew what their jobs were and just go on with it. The atmosphere isn't so good when your trying to help implement new things and processes, especially when those staff can be caught out.
4 /5

8. How well organised was the overall work placement or internship set up?

It wasn't set-up perfectly, but it was very fluid, and I got asked to move about to the area I was needed most, which was a much bigger benefit for me personally.
4 /5

9. In terms of personal training and development, to what extent did the company or firm invest in you?

I never thought I'd be getting as much of an opportunity as I have done at this company for an Industrial Placement, I have been given a lot of responsibility and have needed to act like a full time member of any team I was in
5 /5

10. What were the perks on your work placement?

  • Financial Bonus
  • Company Parties/Events
  • Above 25 days holiday
4 /5

11. How appealing are future employment prospects within the organisation?

I am reluctant to say that I would love to work at the company again in the same capacity (As a IP or Grad) But I would be very happy to come back and work full tiem for the company. The career progression is clearly there if it's what you want to pursue.
4 /5

The Culture

12. Was there a good social scene amongst any fellow placement students/colleagues?

I never had a social time with either graduates, but I had some great nights with some of the managers from time to time, there is a great sense of working for each other with most of my colleagues - including having a good time on the way
4 /5

13. What was the cost of living and socialising in the area you worked in?

Lived 30 mins away near my university, was perfect for me
5 /5

14. What was the Nightlife like in the area you worked?

Nothing spectacular - at all
2 /5

15. Were there many opportunities to get involved in activities outside of work?

From time to time we would have work nights out, but it was organised by ourselves not often the company
4 /5