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Rating

3.6/5
  • The Role
    3.6
  • The Company
    4.0
  • The Culture
    3.3

    The Role

  • 1. To what extent did you enjoy your work placement or internship?
  • It was great but really tiring!

    4/5

  • 2. To what extent did you feel valued by your colleagues?
  • To begin with this was quite hard as there wasn't much work on but when we were busier I did do some interesting things and the staff always thanked me for my help.

    3/5

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

    5/5

  • 4. How busy were you on a daily basis?
  • This varied quite a lot so the first two weeks were slow but the last three were far busier.

    3/5

  • 5. How much responsibility were you given during your placement?
  • Naturally you have to show you're competant by doing the lower-level stuff first but then you get to deal with clients more and have a greater role - which is great!

    4/5

  • 6. To what extent did/will the skills you developed, and training you received, assist you in your degree studies and beyond?
  • This was a great opportunity to develop skills like time managment and team work - that sounds cliched but you have no idea how much free time you have at Uni until you're in full-time work!

    5/5

    The Company

  • 7. What was the general atmosphere in your office?
  • An away day helped to bring the team together and was really fun, but lots of people are out with clients so that broke up the team quite a bit.

    4/5

  • 8. How well organised was the overall work placement or internship set up?
  • Generally it was well organised but there were some things which could have been better.

    4/5

  • 9. In terms of personal training and development, to what extent did the company or firm invest in you?
  • We had a 3 day intensive training course to begin with and lots of training throughout the internship.

    5/5

  • 10. What were the perks on your work placement?
  • Subsidised Canteen

    Sports and Social Club

    National Travel

    Company Parties/Events

    3/5

  • 11. How appealing are future employment prospects within the organisation?
  • I start in Autumn 2013!

    5/5

    The Culture

  • 12. Was there a good social scene amongst any fellow placement students/colleagues?
  • We were geberally split up at work but we went out as a group and often had luck togther and stayed in touch via email etc.

    4/5

  • 13. What was the cost of living and socialising in the area you worked in?
  • Birmingham can be a bit pricey but we know some good student bars!

    2/5

  • 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?
  • There were mostly sports clubs, which is great if you like that sort of thing! There were some pub quizzes too.

    4/5

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Internship (1-4 Months)

West Midlands

October 2012


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