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  • The Role
  • The Company
  • The Culture

    The Role

  • 1. To what extent did you enjoy your work placement or internship?
  • Best job I have ever had.


  • 2. To what extent did you feel valued by your colleagues?
  • Most of my colleagues I would also describe as friends, we regularly did social activities and had nights out.


  • 3. To what extent were you given support and guidance by management/your supervisor(s)?
  • I was given a through introduction and induction to the company and my job role, I had a good hand over with my previous placement student. After completing my training I was then left to get on with my job without constant supervision, which I really enjoyed, Although there was always help available when needed.


  • 4. How busy were you on a daily basis?
  • I had my regular essential jobs that I completed on a weekly or monthly basis, then project work to get on with too, I never had nothing to do, but similarly I was not often stressed with a heavy work load.


  • 5. How much responsibility were you given during your placement?
  • I felt I was given valuable, meaningful work that made a real difference to the company. After I was settled in I could make, what I felt, were important decisions on a daily basis, such as how to resolve customer issues, listing new products, managing projects and leading small teams of interns.


  • 6. To what extent did/will the skills you developed, and training you received, assist you in your degree studies and beyond?
  • I have built up a great skill set during my time at Groupe SEB, I feel most of them are transferable to other employment, especially time management and teamwork.


    The Company

  • 7. What was the general atmosphere in your office?
  • Always lots of activities going on.


  • 8. How well organised was the overall work placement or internship set up?
  • GSUK have been running placements for 6 years, so they know what they are doing, although their approach still feels personal.


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


  • 10. What were the perks on your work placement?
  • Sports and Social Club

    Subsidised/Company Gym

    National Travel

    Company Parties/Events

    Staff Sales/Staff Shop

    Above 25 days holiday

    Working from home

    Healthcare from home


  • 11. How appealing are future employment prospects within the organisation?
  • I would love to return to Groupe SEB.


    The Culture

  • 12. Was there a good social scene amongst any fellow placement students/colleagues?
  • Regular nights out, had lunch together on a daily basis etc.


  • 13. What was the cost of living and socialising in the area you worked in?
  • The south east is pretty expensive compared to what I am used to, but it is still affordable.


  • 14. What was the Nightlife like in the area you worked?
  • Windsor has a great nightlife scene


  • 15. Were there many opportunities to get involved in activities outside of work?
  • Charity partnerships, events,


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Placement Year (10 Months+)

Administration/Secretarial, Advertising, Business Analytics, Business Intelligence, Business Management, Consumer Products/FMCG, Customer Service, E-Business, English, Financial Management, Graphic Design, Information Technology, Internet/e-Commerce/New Media, Logistics and Operations, Manufacturing, Market Research, Marketing, Retail, Sales

South East

10th July 2012

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