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  • The Role
  • The Company
  • The Culture

Role Description

- Competitor analysis - project work

    The Role

  • 1. To what extent did you enjoy your work placement or internship?
  • I really enjoyed aspects of it and I managed to do quite a few really great projects however I found that I often struggled to be given any responsibility.


  • 2. To what extent did you feel valued by your colleagues?
  • I felt very valued and was often asked for advice on various aspects that I was a specialist in.


  • 3. To what extent were you given support and guidance by management/your supervisor(s)?
  • I was given too much support and guidance, I had to check everything with my manager which left me feeling like I had no freedom to take any risks.


  • 4. How busy were you on a daily basis?
  • It depended, I worked hard to never say no to anything and to gain a number of projects but if I had left it to the company or my manager I would have been very bored.


  • 5. How much responsibility were you given during your placement?
  • Responsibilty increased but only because I pushed for it, allthough at the end of my placement I have lots of responsibility.


  • 6. To what extent did/will the skills you developed, and training you received, assist you in your degree studies and beyond?
  • The skills I've developed and what I have learned here will be invaluable in finding a graduate job. It also helped me to know where I wanted to go after I graduated.


    The Company

  • 7. What was the general atmosphere in your office?
  • Pretty dull but that was probably due to the location. We had three big events though that were organised for us which were fun but as general rule everyone kept to themself unless you made a massive effort.


  • 8. How well organised was the overall work placement or internship set up?
  • It has been running for a while however there were many changes that could be made to give the student more responsibility.


  • 9. In terms of personal training and development, to what extent did the company or firm invest in you?
  • There were countless opportunities to attend study days and training.


  • 10. What were the perks on your work placement?
  • Subsidised Canteen

    Subsidised/Company Gym

    National Travel

    Financial Bonus

    Company Parties/Events

    Staff Sales/Staff Shop

    Working from home

    Healthcare from home


  • 11. How appealing are future employment prospects within the organisation?
  • I think I would probably be offerred a job however I want to move to a different location and probably a different company.


    The Culture

  • 12. Was there a good social scene amongst any fellow placement students/colleagues?
  • No other placement students but I had a few friends in the office who I socialised with regularly.


  • 13. What was the cost of living and socialising in the area you worked in?
  • Not too expensive.


  • 14. What was the Nightlife like in the area you worked?
  • The nightlife in Trowbridge is non existent but there are lots of nice bars in Bath.


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


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Placement Year (10 Months+)

1st July 2012

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