Human Resources Operations Assistant at McDonald’s Global Franchising Limited

Duration
Placement Year (10 Months+)
Region
East Finchley Central London and City
Review Date
Salary
£16,000 - £17,999
Roles
Human Resources

7.2/10

The Role
8.3
Organisation
7.2

Socialising

5.5

The Role

1. To what extent did you enjoy your work placement or internship?

As my first office/corporate job I really enjoyed the experience.

8/10

2. To what extent did you feel valued by your colleagues?

My team really made me feel welcome from day one. They always asked for my opinions and i felt that my input was truly valued.

9/10

3. To what extent were you given support and guidance by management/your supervisor(s)?

I had one direct line manager who supported me fantastically throughout my year. Additionally the whole team supported and guided me through my role. This enabled me to see a wide variety of management styles and understand different viewpoints on different policies.

7/10

4. How busy were you on a daily basis?

As I was the first placement student in this specific role the year started off fairly slowly for me. After the first month I had been given the majority of my key responsibilities and this is when I became very busy. However this taught me that I needed to manage my time more efficiently, once i understood this my workload became perfectly manageable.

8/10

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

I was given overall responsibility for several projects which were on going throughout the year. This was the perfect amount of responsibility I was looking for.

8/10

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

The skills that I gained whilst placement are absolutely relevant to everyday life including getting back into study. I am now much more organised and am able to manage my time more efficiently. I have also learnt a lot about networking and teamwork.

10/10

The Organisation

7. What was the general atmosphere in your office?

The general atmosphere in the office is very friendly.

6/10

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

The placement scheme overall is run very efficiently.

5/10

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

In this role I was able to chose which courses I would like to attend from the core training curriculum. This meant that any course I went on we were treated like absolute equals to everyone else on the course, our training was not sacrificed because we were only there for one year. I attended a variety of courses during my year placement, all of which have equipped me with skills I can take forward into my degree/further career.

8/10

10. What were the perks on your work placement?

  • Flexi Time
  • Subsidised Canteen
  • Sports and Social Club
  • Company Car
  • Subsidised/Company Gym
  • National Travel
  • International Travel
  • Financial Bonus
  • Company Parties/Events
  • Staff Sales/Staff Shop
  • Above 25 days holiday
  • Working from home
  • Healthcare from home
  • Healthcare/Dental
  • Travel loan
10/10

11. How appealing are future employment prospects within the organisation?

I extended my placement by about 6 weeks and would be delighted to work for them again in the future.

7/10

Social

12. Was there a good social scene amongst any fellow placement students/colleagues?

As the placement is located in London there is always lots to do. I enjoyed spending time with the other IP's whether it was going into central london clubbing or just popping to the cinema on a week night.

8/10

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

Living in London is always going to be expensive. We got a great deal with our landlord and lived 15 minute walk from the office, so with no transport costs we saved more money for socialising!

4/10

14. What was the Nightlife like in the area you worked?

There are no clubs in Finchley but plenty of nice pubs that have a great atmosphere int the evening.

5/10

15. Were there many opportunities to get involved in activities outside of work?

This isn't something I particularly looked into, however the opportunities are out there.

5/10