Buyers Assistant at ASOS

Duration
Placement Year (10 Months+)
Region
London Central London and City
Review Date
Salary
£16,000 - £17,999
Roles
Business Management Design E-Business Fashion Logistics and Operations Purchasing and Supply Retail

9.3/10

The Role
9.7
Organisation
9.4

Socialising

8.5

The Role

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

I had a great time from the beginning right through to the end of my placement, ASOS is a company which you really don't want to leave and all the interns dreaded the last day!

10/10

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

Employees are very close and there are lots of social activities that you can get involved in. I felt like I was valued as a member of the team and you are not treated like an intern - many people were surprised that I was one.

10/10

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

There was a lot of training available from the start and throughout the placement, not only with other interns through development sessions but also with members of staff on other training courses.

9/10

4. How busy were you on a daily basis?

Due to the nature of the company it is very fast paced and hectic, no two days were the same and weeks went very quickly.

10/10

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

you are given the same duties and responsibilities as a permanent buyers assistant even though you are there on an internship.

9/10

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

I developed a range of new skills and invaluable experience that cannot be taught from a university course, completing this placement has prepared me for the world of work and I feel very confident in applying for graduate jobs.

10/10

The Organisation

7. What was the general atmosphere in your office?

The people really make ASOS a great place to work, there is very much a work hard/play hard attitude.

10/10

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

The communication between the HR team responsible for interns was great.

10/10

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

Time permitting, I completed many courses and training. I had regular meeting with my line managers and senior management who took a great interest in personal and professional development.

10/10

10. What were the perks on your work placement?

  • Company Parties/Events
  • Staff Sales/Staff Shop
  • Above 25 days holiday
  • Healthcare from home
8/10

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

Hopefully very good!

9/10

Social

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

there were many meetings between interns that were organised by the HR team

10/10

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

Camden is expensive, but this is London so is to be expected!

5/10

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

Pretty good, Camden is fun and central London is very close.

10/10

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

There were many charitable events to get involved in, as well as socialising with collegues.

9/10