Procurement P2P Support Analyst Review

by NSG

This review was submitted over 4 years ago, so some of the information it contains may no longer be relevant.


  • The Role
  • The Company
  • The Culture

    The Role

  • 1. To what extent did you enjoy your work placement or internship?
  • I thoroughly enjoyed my placement year.


  • 2. To what extent did you feel valued by your colleagues?
  • Everyone was supportive and offered praise for the work I had carried out.


  • 3. To what extent were you given support and guidance by management/your supervisor(s)?
  • All of the management team were approachable and would offer as much support and guidance as required.


  • 4. How busy were you on a daily basis?
  • At the start of my placement I had very little work to do as I was still learning the processes however after a month there was a perfect balance. Towards the end of placement when handover was required I felt very busy.


  • 5. How much responsibility were you given during your placement?
  • I was given responsibility over the projects I was working on with regular reviews and support from my supervisor.


  • 6. To what extent did/will the skills you developed, and training you received, assist you in your degree studies and beyond?
  • I think the skills I have learned on placement and my personal development have helped me focus on my studies and will increase my employability once I have graduated.


    The Company

  • 7. What was the general atmosphere in your office?
  • Everyone was very friendly in the offices, some days it was quiet as people were travelling (which is good because you can get more work done) and some days it was more social and we occasionally had days out and activity days.


  • 8. How well organised was the overall work placement or internship set up?
  • Pilkingtons was very organised setting up the placement, the only criticism I have is that my role was not clear for a month, but this is due to the fact that the role was newly created. My university placement team was very poorly organised but this does not reflect on my employer.


  • 9. In terms of personal training and development, to what extent did the company or firm invest in you?
  • Within the short time I was at Pilkington, they sent me on numerous courses and developed many projects to build my skills.


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

    Subsidised Canteen

    National Travel

    International Travel

    Company Parties/Events

    Above 25 days holiday

    Working from home


  • 11. How appealing are future employment prospects within the organisation?
  • I think I have a good chance to return to Pilkington if there were positions available.


    The Culture

  • 12. Was there a good social scene amongst any fellow placement students/colleagues?
  • There was only one other placement student however the graduates in Procurement and other colleagues would organise social events regularly.


  • 13. What was the cost of living and socialising in the area you worked in?
  • I lived at home during my placement so my costs were low. Generally the North West is a low cost place to live.


  • 14. What was the Nightlife like in the area you worked?
  • Lathom were the office is based is in a remote location however it is relatively easy to get to Liverpool, Manchester, Southport etc.


  • 15. Were there many opportunities to get involved in activities outside of work?
  • Most of the opportunities were sports related.


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Placement (10 Months+)

Business Management, Purchasing and Supply

North West

October 2012

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