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  • The Role
  • The Company
  • The Culture

    The Role

  • 1. To what extent did you enjoy your work placement or internship?
  • It was the best experience I could have taken on. I significantly matured and became more confident in my abilities within the role of BAA.


  • 2. To what extent did you feel valued by your colleagues?
  • They were incredibly supportive and always keen to feed back to me about my progress.


  • 3. To what extent were you given support and guidance by management/your supervisor(s)?
  • They were incredibly supportive and always keen to feed back to me about my progress.


  • 4. How busy were you on a daily basis?
  • I was incredibly busy all the time. However, this was beyond the control of my managers and I learnt a lot from the level of responsibility. This has been noted and the department has since been restructured.


  • 5. How much responsibility were you given during your placement?
  • Lots of responsibility. There was a strong level of trust between myself and my managers.


  • 6. To what extent did/will the skills you developed, and training you received, assist you in your degree studies and beyond?
  • They have significantly improved my attitude to work and built upon my knowledge of the fashion industry. I also have a clearer idea of what specialties I wish to focus upon in my final year.


    The Company

  • 7. What was the general atmosphere in your office?
  • Always fun! Everyone would put money in for birthdays, there were constant after work drinks and lots of parties within ASOS.


  • 8. How well organised was the overall work placement or internship set up?
  • There was a strong development structure put in place from day 1.


  • 9. In terms of personal training and development, to what extent did the company or firm invest in you?
  • They really went out of their way to show us the whole company and the various processes/ challenges in different roles.


  • 10. What were the perks on your work placement?
  • Staff Sales/Staff Shop

    Healthcare from home


  • 11. How appealing are future employment prospects within the organisation?
  • If a role comes up in my chosen field, I will 100% be applying.


    The Culture

  • 12. Was there a good social scene amongst any fellow placement students/colleagues?
  • 4/5

  • 13. What was the cost of living and socialising in the area you worked in?
  • 4/5

  • 14. What was the Nightlife like in the area you worked?
  • 4/5

  • 15. Were there many opportunities to get involved in activities outside of work?
  • 3/5

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Placement Year (10 Months+)

4th September 2012

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