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  • The Role
  • The Company
  • The Culture

Role Description

I was a member of the European helpdesk providing support for all English speaking customers based in Europe, Asia & America.

    The Role

  • 1. To what extent did you enjoy your work placement or internship?
  • I couldn't have asked for a better placement. Everyone is great. There is plenty of support available and you are treated as a valued member of the team.


  • 2. To what extent did you feel valued by your colleagues?
  • when I first started I was a bit worried about being 'the placement student'. Turns out I had nothing to worry about. Everyone that I ever came across has always treated me like a 'proper' employee,


  • 3. To what extent were you given support and guidance by management/your supervisor(s)?
  • The training was excellent and my colleagues/ manager were all available if I ever needed some support.


  • 4. How busy were you on a daily basis?
  • This varied on a day to day basis. Sometimes I would be rushed off my feet where as some days it would be nice and relaxed.


  • 5. How much responsibility were you given during your placement?
  • 5/5

  • 6. To what extent did/will the skills you developed, and training you received, assist you in your degree studies and beyond?
  • 4/5

    The Company

  • 7. What was the general atmosphere in your office?
  • 4/5

  • 8. How well organised was the overall work placement or internship set up?
  • 5/5

  • 9. In terms of personal training and development, to what extent did the company or firm invest in you?
  • 4/5

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

    Sports and Social Club

    Company Parties/Events

    Above 25 days holiday


  • 11. How appealing are future employment prospects within the organisation?
  • I would love to come back here


    The Culture

  • 12. Was there a good social scene amongst any fellow placement students/colleagues?
  • I shared a flat with three other placement students who we're working at Lubrizol. It was great. All of the students we're great.


  • 13. What was the cost of living and socialising in the area you worked in?
  • 3/5

  • 14. What was the Nightlife like in the area you worked?
  • Derby is okay but Nottingham is better :)


  • 15. Were there many opportunities to get involved in activities outside of work?
  • Sports events 4 times a week (football, climbing, badminton)


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Placement Year (10 Months+)

14th May 2013

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