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Rating

3.3/5
  • The Role
    4.3
  • The Company
    2.9
  • The Culture
    2.4

    The Role

  • 1. To what extent did you enjoy your work placement or internship?
  • Great placement working in an interesting and varied team

    5/5

  • 2. To what extent did you feel valued by your colleagues?
  • As my experience and knowledge built, I felt highly valued and motivated

    5/5

  • 3. To what extent were you given support and guidance by management/your supervisor(s)?
  • I had a some really great bosses who showed me a great deal and gave me real responsibility

    5/5

  • 4. How busy were you on a daily basis?
  • As the year went on, I had a number of projects to run as well as monthly and weekly tasks and reports to undertake

    4/5

  • 5. How much responsibility were you given during your placement?
  • I had the responsibility for a number of tasks and projects, especially in the second half of my placement

    4/5

  • 6. To what extent did/will the skills you developed, and training you received, assist you in your degree studies and beyond?
  • Although the training I received was limited, I learnt a number of skills and experienced a great deal of purchasing activity, management and organisational change

    4/5

    The Company

  • 7. What was the general atmosphere in your office?
  • Office environment and atmosphere varied greatly due to people traveling and the organisational change that took place

    3/5

  • 8. How well organised was the overall work placement or internship set up?
  • The department and team had never had a placement student before so it took a while to establish work and training, as they were unsure as to what to expect and what I would be capable of

    3/5

  • 9. In terms of personal training and development, to what extent did the company or firm invest in you?
  • My managers invested a great deal of time in showing me a number of procurement areas and was supported with my dissertation project. I think investment in training and development has perhaps been halted due to the current economic climate

    3/5

  • 10. What were the perks on your work placement?
  • National Travel

    Working from home

    3/5

  • 11. How appealing are future employment prospects within the organisation?
  • This will largely depend on the economic climate as the production of glass has dropped considerably.

    3/5

    The Culture

  • 12. Was there a good social scene amongst any fellow placement students/colleagues?
  • Very few placement students worked there and they were spread throughout the UK at different sites

    2/5

  • 13. What was the cost of living and socialising in the area you worked in?
  • I continued to live from home

    3/5

  • 14. What was the Nightlife like in the area you worked?
  • Office is based in the middle of nowhere so was quite limited

    2/5

  • 15. Were there many opportunities to get involved in activities outside of work?
  • Opportunities to do other activities were emailed to everyone on a regular basis

    3/5

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Details

Placement Year (10 Months+)

Business Analytics

West Midlands

September 2009


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