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  • The Role
  • The Company
  • The Culture

    The Role

  • 1. To what extent did you enjoy your work placement or internship?
  • Danone is a great place to work, loads of fun and really exciting!


  • 2. To what extent did you feel valued by your colleagues?
  • Everyone is very welcoming, easy to approach and take my ideas/contribution seriously.


  • 3. To what extent were you given support and guidance by management/your supervisor(s)?
  • I have received a lot of support from my supervisor and senior managers. During my time here I have built strong working relationships with colleagues on every level. Also my supervisor has been very keen on building my profile and is happy to give me credit when I have earned it.


  • 4. How busy were you on a daily basis?
  • I find myself either extremely busy or its quiet. But during the quiet times I can catch up on my daily tasks.


  • 5. How much responsibility were you given during your placement?
  • At Danone you are given a lot of responsibility very quickly. However, there is always help and support available when you need it.


  • 6. To what extent did/will the skills you developed, and training you received, assist you in your degree studies and beyond?
  • I have learnt that an academic and business environment are very different and developed skills that I will continue to use in life.


    The Company

  • 7. What was the general atmosphere in your office?
  • The atmosphere is friendly and quite relaxed but everyone works very hard.


  • 8. How well organised was the overall work placement or internship set up?
  • The internship has been very well organised.


  • 9. In terms of personal training and development, to what extent did the company or firm invest in you?
  • The company has provided me with training and development that has helped me improve in my job.


  • 10. What were the perks on your work placement?
  • Sports and Social Club

    Subsidised/Company Gym

    International Travel

    Financial Bonus

    Company Parties/Events

    Healthcare from home



  • 11. How appealing are future employment prospects within the organisation?
  • I am looking into future employment with Danone.


    The Culture

  • 12. Was there a good social scene amongst any fellow placement students/colleagues?
  • My fellow placement students were very keen on socialising and organised a few nights out. The company also encourage socialising by organising pub quizes and other social events.


  • 13. What was the cost of living and socialising in the area you worked in?
  • I live in London - great for socialising but not cheap.


  • 14. What was the Nightlife like in the area you worked?
  • Like I said its London!


  • 15. Were there many opportunities to get involved in activities outside of work?
  • There are activities around the workplace both with the company and without. But its up to you to take does opportunities.


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Placement (5-9 Months)

Food and Drink

27th August 2013

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