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  • The Role
  • The Company
  • The Culture

Role Description

My job was to create and implement the employee engagement plans, ensuring all employees are aware of and aligned behind the strategy, and that all employees are feeling passionate and motivated to go the extra mile to deliver business results, together.

    The Role

  • 1. To what extent did you enjoy your work placement or internship?
  • I really enjoyed my placement with Danone - I was given great support from my manager, worked on varied and interesting projects, and made some great friends.


  • 2. To what extent did you feel valued by your colleagues?
  • I felt part of the team from Day 1.


  • 3. To what extent were you given support and guidance by management/your supervisor(s)?
  • My manager was fantastic - she really struck the balance between lots of support and guidance at the beginning of my placement, to letting me do my own thing once I was confident with the goals I had to achieve.


  • 4. How busy were you on a daily basis?
  • Every day is different - there is no chance to get bored or complacent.


  • 5. How much responsibility were you given during your placement?
  • The level of responsibility and decision-making power I got is pretty amazing, considering I had no experience in my field/department whatsoever.


  • 6. To what extent did/will the skills you developed, and training you received, assist you in your degree studies and beyond?
  • The skills I developed definitely helped me, as I am still with Danone now!


    The Company

  • 7. What was the general atmosphere in your office?
  • The average age of the company is quite young, and there are lots of interns and grads who know how to have fun. Everyone does work really hard though, and is willing to go the extra mile to get the job done.


  • 8. How well organised was the overall work placement or internship set up?
  • I was only the second placement to take on the role, but everything went well. I already had some tasks when I joined, and then after a few months I was able to influence which projects I wanted to work on.


  • 9. In terms of personal training and development, to what extent did the company or firm invest in you?
  • Danone doesn't distinguish between placements/interns and premanent employees when it comes to training and development - everyone has the same chance to develop.


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

    Subsidised/Company Gym

    National Travel

    International Travel

    Financial Bonus

    Company Parties/Events

    Above 25 days holiday

    Working from home

    Healthcare from home



  • 11. How appealing are future employment prospects within the organisation?
  • I stayed with Danone after my placement.


    The Culture

  • 12. Was there a good social scene amongst any fellow placement students/colleagues?
  • 4/5

  • 13. What was the cost of living and socialising in the area you worked in?
  • London can be quite expensive - but if students can live here, then placements definitely can!


  • 14. What was the Nightlife like in the area you worked?
  • 5/5

  • 15. Were there many opportunities to get involved in activities outside of work?
  • Danone organises many activities: sports (yoga, bootcamp, pilates, etc), social (pub quiz, team trips away) and volunteering in local schools.


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Placement Year (10 Months+)

19th November 2013

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