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  • The Role
  • The Company
  • The Culture

    The Role

  • 1. To what extent did you enjoy your work placement or internship?
  • I enjoyed the work I was doing and was great to use what I had learnt at uni


  • 2. To what extent did you feel valued by your colleagues?
  • I was treated the same as the rest of the staff and made me feel part of the team


  • 3. To what extent were you given support and guidance by management/your supervisor(s)?
  • I was able to approach my manager for support but was sometimes hard to book meetings with him


  • 4. How busy were you on a daily basis?
  • I had regualar jobs to do on a daily basis but at times like month end and inventory when there was more work to get done


  • 5. How much responsibility were you given during your placement?
  • I was given a lot of responsibility and had my own areas of the business to manage


  • 6. To what extent did/will the skills you developed, and training you received, assist you in your degree studies and beyond?
  • I was able to go on training courses such as Microsoft Access, managing time and presentation skills, this has enhanced my own skills


    The Company

  • 7. What was the general atmosphere in your office?
  • Everyone in the office was friendly and there was a good balance between working n socialising


  • 8. How well organised was the overall work placement or internship set up?
  • The placement has been running for many years and Accounts and Finance have a placement student every year so they know what to expect


  • 9. In terms of personal training and development, to what extent did the company or firm invest in you?
  • The company made sure I had the skills to do my job


  • 10. What were the perks on your work placement?
  • Flexi Time

    Subsidised Canteen

    Financial Bonus

    Company Parties/Events


  • 11. How appealing are future employment prospects within the organisation?
  • The company is very appealing and would like to go back in the future


    The Culture

  • 12. Was there a good social scene amongst any fellow placement students/colleagues?
  • We arranged our own nights out and socialised with the graduates as well


  • 13. What was the cost of living and socialising in the area you worked in?
  • It is not that expensive to live near to Burnaston


  • 14. What was the Nightlife like in the area you worked?
  • There is good night life in Derby, Nottingham and both near by


  • 15. Were there many opportunities to get involved in activities outside of work?
  • 4/5

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Placement Year (10 Months+)


21st August 2007

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