Product Assistant at TUI UK

Duration
Placement Year (10 Months+)
Region
Luton South East
Review Date
Salary
£14,000 - £15,999
Roles
Business Management Marketing Publishing Purchasing and Supply Retail Sales Travel and Tourism

7.5/10

The Role
8.0
Organisation
8.0

Socialising

6.0

The Role

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

Working in the Product department, i feel that i got everything out of my placement that i needed.

9/10

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

Great Managers - they value their staff very well and recognise achievement, rewarding accordingly

9/10

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

Manager was very approachable, if I had any questions, I could always ask them

7/10

4. How busy were you on a daily basis?

Most days were quite hectic, especially during peak points of the Product cycle

5/10

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

I was given a lot more responsibility than anticipated, however I welcomed this and enjoyed the tasks that it entailed

9/10

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

I have definitely developed all of my skills further, whilst at TUI - these included time management, increased confidence, communication and presentation skills

9/10

The Organisation

7. What was the general atmosphere in your office?

Great, open plan atmosphere

9/10

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

Fantastic - right from the induction period through to the Placement leaving party

9/10

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

I was offered this, however it was always difficult to fit this in

6/10

10. What were the perks on your work placement?

  • Subsidised Canteen
  • International Travel
  • Company Parties/Events
  • Staff Sales/Staff Shop
8/10

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

Am hoping to return, although this is not confirmed

8/10

Social

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

None with fellow placement students, a small amount with some people in my Department (which was enough to be honest!)

5/10

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

Luton is pretty cheap, although I'd advise to avoid it at all costs - heading to Harpenden or St Albans is more expensive but such a better atmosphere!

8/10

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

Luton - awful, Harpenden/St Albans - not bad for drinks but no chance of clubbing. You'll need to head to Watford/MK/London for that!

3/10

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

Overall, there's quite a few things going on - charity work, football clubs etc.

8/10