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  • The Role
  • The Company
  • The Culture

    The Role

  • 1. To what extent did you enjoy your work placement or internship?
  • I have really enjoyed my time here, the work is interesting and there are always new challenges to test my abilities.


  • 2. To what extent did you feel valued by your colleagues?
  • Everyone is so friendly, it is like working with a family. Everyone always gives a smile as you walk past.


  • 3. To what extent were you given support and guidance by management/your supervisor(s)?
  • Support and guidance was given by all with regular meetings with an appointed mentor as well as support from my supervisors in my every day work.


  • 4. How busy were you on a daily basis?
  • The work load varies depending on how much you can deal with, if its not enough then ask for more and if its too much then let the supervisors know and try and reduce the pressure.


  • 5. How much responsibility were you given during your placement?
  • I was in charge of project delivery including finances showing a large amount of responsibility was given.


  • 6. To what extent did/will the skills you developed, and training you received, assist you in your degree studies and beyond?
  • Skills include communication and leadership are skills that will be used for the rest of my life and therefore will benefit me all the time. Some skills such as time management will also be used within my studies.


    The Company

  • 7. What was the general atmosphere in your office?
  • Its a very friendly open plan office environment with laughs and discussions all around


  • 8. How well organised was the overall work placement or internship set up?
  • There was a structured scheme followed that included different training courses as well as placements within two departments to vary the experiences.


  • 9. In terms of personal training and development, to what extent did the company or firm invest in you?
  • Personal objectives are set and reviewed every three months plus meetings with your mentor can provide additional ways to develop within your work.


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

    Sports and Social Club

    Subsidised/Company Gym

    National Travel

    Company Parties/Events

    Above 25 days holiday

    Working from home


  • 11. How appealing are future employment prospects within the organisation?
  • An assessment day is used to assist with who the employer will invite back for future employment


    The Culture

  • 12. Was there a good social scene amongst any fellow placement students/colleagues?
  • As a group we go out together to pubs, clubs and for dinners.


  • 13. What was the cost of living and socialising in the area you worked in?
  • The surrounding area has three universities so socialising is cheap and the cost of living varies depending where you live. For cheap living, you sacrifice a good night life and vice versa.


  • 14. What was the Nightlife like in the area you worked?
  • The area near the company has only 1 pub so in order to get good night life you have to travel to either Portsmouth or Southampton although a new shopping centre has just been built with more opportunity for evenings out.


  • 15. Were there many opportunities to get involved in activities outside of work?
  • There are opportunities to do lots of activities including many social clubs that are organised through the company.


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Placement Year (10 Months+)


South West

June 2013

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