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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 challenging and fast-paced, but rewarding at the end.


  • 2. To what extent did you feel valued by your colleagues?
  • The 'colleagues' were fellow placement students for the most part, so the atmosphere was always good within the group as we al co-operated on different tasks.


  • 3. To what extent were you given support and guidance by management/your supervisor(s)?
  • There were always there to offer suggestions and advice and to talk us through the activities, but ultimately we were being assessed so they always encouraged us to form our own ideas and conclusions.


  • 4. How busy were you on a daily basis?
  • The days were always full of a mix of educational talks and presentations, group and individual activities and networking opportunities, so full, but worthwhile.


  • 5. How much responsibility were you given during your placement?
  • As said above, help is always available but there are times when you must form your own ideas and conclusions, particularly when being assessed.


  • 6. To what extent did/will the skills you developed, and training you received, assist you in your degree studies and beyond?
  • Although a very short placement, the intensity of it and the wide range of skills taught and practised has certainly left a lasting impression and been transferable to university life.


    The Company

  • 7. What was the general atmosphere in your office?
  • Being full of fellow students made the experience more enjoyable as we were all in the same boat.


  • 8. How well organised was the overall work placement or internship set up?
  • Everything was very well organised with a timetable throughout the placement, with tasks and targets always explained clearly and in full.


  • 9. In terms of personal training and development, to what extent did the company or firm invest in you?
  • The whole placement was based around personal development with a view to future employment.


  • 10. What were the perks on your work placement?
  • 0/5

  • 11. How appealing are future employment prospects within the organisation?
  • I'm waiting just waiting to be given a date for a partner interview.


    The Culture

  • 12. Was there a good social scene amongst any fellow placement students/colleagues?
  • We were encouraged to mingle with the other students with activities during the evening and team building during the days.


  • 13. What was the cost of living and socialising in the area you worked in?
  • Everything was paid or during the placement.


  • 14. What was the Nightlife like in the area you worked?
  • 0/5

  • 15. Were there many opportunities to get involved in activities outside of work?
  • 0/5

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Insight / Vacation Scheme (< 4 Weeks)

South East

October 2012

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