It's an amazing place to work. Everyone is very friendly and there are constantly things going on around the office outside of your daily role that you can get involved in.
I've really enjoyed getting to know my team and other people around the business and have definitely made some great friends.
I definitely felt supported and guided - I received regular feedback on my performance and I know if I had any issues there were people I could speak to.
There were definitely peaks and troughs in how busy we were but I never had nothing to do.
The level of responsibility was huge - this is definitely the top selling factor of the scheme for me as I was genuinely doing the same work as any of the other members of my team which is great.
Having a years work experience anywhere will obviously make you much more employable but I think this scheme has taught me so much - mostly what kind of job I would be looking for in the future.
The general atmosphere is great - there's a real buzz and you can tell people love their jobs. We have had town halls with ice cream, popcorn, previews of our adverts, free runners in the office etc.
Overall it was organised very well however it is a relatively new scheme and so there are still some elements which could be improved. We have had meetings with the placement team and fed all of our thoughts back so the scheme is definitely improving all the time.
We had an insights workshop and carried out a 360 review along with many presentations about other departments. There could have been more formal training, however most of our training was on the job.
Staff Sales/Staff Shop
I would love to come back and work for the company.
Yes - especially amongst the placements as we lived together and so would regularly go out and socialise. My team were also very good at organising team nights out bowling, to laser quest etc.
Rent in Luton is relatively cheap and the cost of socialising is low. However, we spent most of our time in other nearby towns, where prices are slightly higher but still not London levels.
The nightlife in Luton is quite limited, however London is a short journey away.
Yes - as I mentioned earlier we went on many team nights out bowling, to laser quest, dinners, lunches etc. There is a summer and Christmas party and lots of welcome/leaving/birthday parties throughout the year.
Placement Year (10 Months+)
Administration/Secretarial, Business Analytics, Business Management, Charity/Non Profit, E-Business, Economics, Financial Management, Sales, Travel and Tourism
13th June 2013
£14,000 - £15,999