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  • The Role
  • The Company
  • The Culture

    The Role

  • 1. To what extent did you enjoy your work placement or internship?
  • Throughly enjoyed it, very intersting work, always learning new things and great people.


  • 2. To what extent did you feel valued by your colleagues?
  • You are treated like a normal netry level employee, valued but they are also aware you dont know very much so they explain everything thoroughly and give you training and support.


  • 3. To what extent were you given support and guidance by management/your supervisor(s)?
  • Had monthly meetings with my supervisor where I could bring up any concerns. He was also easy to go and speak to about any questions or problems.


  • 4. How busy were you on a daily basis?
  • Work load fluctuated with demand from the customer but my supervisor also made sure that I had enough work and fropm the start made it clear that if we feel under pressure from too much work then the work load is wrong so to just say as we shouldnt suffer in silence.


  • 5. How much responsibility were you given during your placement?
  • I got given regular tasks to have ownership of over the year and then a few one off requests I was still supervised but was given free rein on it to plan and carry out the analysis as I wanted.


  • 6. To what extent did/will the skills you developed, and training you received, assist you in your degree studies and beyond?
  • I have definately learned valuable computer skills to aid me in finding a job after I finish my degree such as excel skills, access skills, I have learnt VBA and have gained exposure to other computer tools.


    The Company

  • 7. What was the general atmosphere in your office?
  • It was a friendly atmosphere.


  • 8. How well organised was the overall work placement or internship set up?
  • Well organised, no issues.


  • 9. In terms of personal training and development, to what extent did the company or firm invest in you?
  • I went on various off site visits to customers and operational sites for my personal development.


  • 10. What were the perks on your work placement?
  • Flexi Time

    Subsidised Canteen

    Sports and Social Club

    Subsidised/Company Gym

    National Travel

    International Travel

    Company Parties/Events

    Above 25 days holiday

    Working from home


  • 11. How appealing are future employment prospects within the organisation?
  • Having had a years experience with them gives me a brilliant chance of getting a job with them if the opportunity comes up when I'm looking for a job but they unfortunately they dont do a graduate scheme in the Operational Analysis department and cant guarantee there will be jobs avlaiable when you finish your degree.


    The Culture

  • 12. Was there a good social scene amongst any fellow placement students/colleagues?
  • Not a lot of social activities outside of work during my 12 months with them.


  • 13. What was the cost of living and socialising in the area you worked in?
  • Reasonably cheap.


  • 14. What was the Nightlife like in the area you worked?
  • Nothing in the area around work but it is travelling distance to Portsmouth and Southampton which have a good nightlife.


  • 15. Were there many opportunities to get involved in activities outside of work?
  • Not a lot went on outside of work.


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Placement Year (10 Months+)


South East

June 2013

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