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  1. To what extent did you enjoy your work placement or internship?
  2. The word enjoy is quite a tricky one, i've definitely enjoyed what i've learnt on this placement but i'm not sure I could ever enjoy working in an office everyday.


  3. To what extent did you feel valued by your colleagues?
  4. You are given a great deal of responsibility from the offset, every one is very supportive and helpful. They all understand the work you're doing, and if they don't, you have to make sure pretty quickly that they will.


  5. To what extent were you given support and guidance by management/your supervisor(s)?
  6. My manager has been brilliant, I had a very good team to work with and they've all really helped my personal developement.


  7. How busy were you on a daily basis?
  8. You are always busy, if there's ever a moment when you think you can sit back and take a breather another piece of work will come flying in. This isn't a job for the feint hearted.


  9. How much responsibility were you given during your placement?
  10. From the moment I walked through the door I was given a great deal of responsibility, within the first two weeks I was handed a 6 month project to run myself. I know other interns within Cooper have gone and asked for more responsibility and all of their managers have gave it to them.


  11. To what extent did/will the skills you developed, and training you received, assist you in your degree studies and beyond?
  12. A lot of people will come away from placement years and talk about all their quantifiable skills, which I have picked up in abundance. However, for me it's the stuff you can't put down on a piece of paper; my ability to judge people and find the best way of working with them, how to please my superiors, and how to get collegues working for me not against me.


  13. What was the general atmosphere in your office?
  14. In my particular office the atmosphere wasn't great, as orignially we had no windows. We've moved offices now and the atmosphere is much better.


  15. How well organised was the overall work placement or internship set up?
  16. The Cooper Placement scheme is definitely one of the best, I have many friends on different placements and none of theirs compares with the organisations of Cooper's.


  17. In terms of personal training and development, to what extent did the company or firm invest in you?
  18. There's various training courses over the year which you spend with all the other interns, while locally on site my manager was very keen to get me spending time in all areas of the business, be it internal or external.


  19. What were the perks on your work placement?
  20. Company Car

    Company Parties/Events

    Above 25 days holiday


  21. How appealing are future employment prospects within the organisation?
  22. Although the graduate scheme is a very appealing opportunity, unfortunately the job roles available aren't suited to the career path I want to take.


  23. Was there a good social scene amongst any fellow placement students/colleagues?
  24. There were around 15 or so interns dotted about the UK throughout the year, but everytime we'd meet up for training or an event we always made the most of our time together.


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

  26. 7/10

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

  28. 6/10

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

  30. 7/10

  31. In addition to these questions, is there any extra information you would like to leave about your experiences on your work placement that other students may be interested in?

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Placement Year (10 Months+)

Advertising, Marketing, Public Relations, Sales

Yorkshire and Humberside

4th July 2012

£14,000 - £15,999

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