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Rating

3.7/5
  • The Role
    4.3
  • The Company
    3.7
  • The Culture
    2.8

Role Description

My role involved a lot of data gathering and analysis. Also running various reports. All of this was then used to help out other areas of the business, in particular sales. I was also involved with a lot of projects across the business. Furthermore I got a lot of experience using different systems and programmes including Excel and SAP.

    The Role

  • 1. To what extent did you enjoy your work placement or internship?
  • Very enjoyable, friendly working environment and got given help by everyone.

    4/5

  • 2. To what extent did you feel valued by your colleagues?
  • My team treated me not as an intern but as a regular member of staff as did others around the business.

    5/5

  • 3. To what extent were you given support and guidance by management/your supervisor(s)?
  • My manager and colleagues were always willing to help out and completely support me when I needed it.They also let me go it alone which was extremely helpful.

    5/5

  • 4. How busy were you on a daily basis?
  • A very good balance. As the team knew I was an intern my workload started off quite light and gradually progressed throughout the year.

    3/5

  • 5. How much responsibility were you given during your placement?
  • I was given a lot of responsibility as my placement progressed which was really helpful and enjoyable!

    5/5

  • 6. To what extent did/will the skills you developed, and training you received, assist you in your degree studies and beyond?
  • I will definitely be using all the skills I learnt beyond University. I learnt and developed so many.

    5/5

    The Company

  • 7. What was the general atmosphere in your office?
  • Sometimes a bit quiet but everyone was hard working but at the same time there were plenty of times when was had. There was a very good balance.

    4/5

  • 8. How well organised was the overall work placement or internship set up?
  • In my team it was very well set up as I had a good manager who thought of all the small details in advance.

    5/5

  • 9. In terms of personal training and development, to what extent did the company or firm invest in you?
  • They invested plenty of time in me and were helpful if I asked about any more training that I could get.

    4/5

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

    Sports and Social Club

    Subsidised/Company Gym

    Company Parties/Events

    Above 25 days holiday

    Healthcare from home

    4/5

  • 11. How appealing are future employment prospects within the organisation?
  • The future prospects are very appealing as it is an extremely big company and so there as so many different roles available.

    3/5

    The Culture

  • 12. Was there a good social scene amongst any fellow placement students/colleagues?
  • Most of the interns spent quite a bit of time together outside of work.

    4/5

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

    3/5

  • 14. What was the Nightlife like in the area you worked?
  • Very poor. But not too far from Reading which has a good nightlife.

    1/5

  • 15. Were there many opportunities to get involved in activities outside of work?
  • There was a lot of opportunities for various things.

    4/5

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Details

Placement Year (10 Months+)

15th October 2013


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