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Role Description

My projects varied throughout the year - the main one being working on the Graduate and Intern recruitment for next year.

  1. To what extent did you enjoy your work placement or internship?
  2. HR was completely new to me, but I had a great time and plan to continue working in this area after Uni.


  3. To what extent did you feel valued by your colleagues?
  4. Very. I was treated as a part of the team and not just a student even though I had little experience intially.


  5. To what extent were you given support and guidance by management/your supervisor(s)?
  6. The HR team in Cooper the UK is fairly small so I was able to work closely with both my manager and also others from different sites.


  7. How busy were you on a daily basis?
  8. Always loads to do!!


  9. How much responsibility were you given during your placement?
  10. I was given much more than expected, in particular being involved with redundancies and managing the recruitment of this years interns and graduates whilst the usual manager was away on maternity.


  11. To what extent did/will the skills you developed, and training you received, assist you in your degree studies and beyond?
  12. I'm a lot better equipped to tackle my final year of Uni, I'm used to working long days and my planning and organisation have improved massively.


  13. What was the general atmosphere in your office?
  14. I spent my time working at a number of sites over the year, but everyone was always friendly and happy to help if needed.


  15. How well organised was the overall work placement or internship set up?
  16. The prgramme was very well structured, with regular reviews and training courses.


  17. In terms of personal training and development, to what extent did the company or firm invest in you?
  18. I was given lots of intial help and training by my manager on site. There were also a number of training days for all of the interns, and I was able to attend external courses to help with my projects.


  19. What were the perks on your work placement?
  20. National Travel

    International Travel

    Company Parties/Events


  21. How appealing are future employment prospects within the organisation?
  22. Have been offered a positionon the Leadership Programme when I finish Uni.


  23. Was there a good social scene amongst any fellow placement students/colleagues?
  24. Although we were based at different sites the training days gave us the chance to meet up and arrange nights out.


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


  27. What was the Nightlife like in the area you worked?
  28. Not much in Somerset. Cardiff is much better!


  29. Were there many opportunities to get involved in activities outside of work?
  30. Nothing at the site in Somerset


  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+)

Human Resources, Recruitment


5th July 2012

£14,000 - £15,999

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