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Rating

3.4/5
  • The Role
    3.2
  • The Company
    2.6
  • The Culture
    4.9

Role Description

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    The Role

  • 1. To what extent did you enjoy your work placement or internship?
  • Friendly coworkers, very laid back and relaxed work atmosphere.

    4/5

  • 2. To what extent did you feel valued by your colleagues?
  • As an undergraduate student taking on an internship, I felt like I had little to offer in terms of experience and skills, and instead took it as an experience to learn from professionals

    3/5

  • 3. To what extent were you given support and guidance by management/your supervisor(s)?
  • My supervisor was very chatty, friendly and easy to get along with

    5/5

  • 4. How busy were you on a daily basis?
  • Workloads varied drastically on a week to week basis

    2/5

  • 5. How much responsibility were you given during your placement?
  • There were a few other interns and apprentices at my work, along with a supervising manager who worked beneath my boss - and it was a very small company! So the bigger workloads were taken on by more senior staff and the smaller tasks were shared out between the inexperienced interns.

    2/5

  • 6. To what extent did/will the skills you developed, and training you received, assist you in your degree studies and beyond?
  • I am still studying and yet to finish my degree, but I certainly feel more confident having stepped into the industry, worked with professionals and participated in real life cases.

    4/5

    The Company

  • 7. What was the general atmosphere in your office?
  • Everyone worked better when they plugged their music in and concentrated on their own work, so it was quiet.

    2/5

  • 8. How well organised was the overall work placement or internship set up?
  • Absolute did a great job of matching people with their desired industries as best as they could; most people got a job in their field.

    4/5

  • 9. In terms of personal training and development, to what extent did the company or firm invest in you?
  • I was only there for a month, and it was a small firm with few staff.

    1/5

  • 10. What were the perks on your work placement?
  • International Travel

    3/5

  • 11. How appealing are future employment prospects within the organisation?
  • Still studying, and will need to complete a post-graduate course in order to get qualified, but I hope my future prospects are bright.

    4/5

    The Culture

  • 12. Was there a good social scene amongst any fellow placement students/colleagues?
  • Everyone made friends very quickly, and Absolute did a great job of pairing up housemates based on personality test scores. Everyone got along well and would always hang out together after work.

    5/5

  • 13. What was the cost of living and socialising in the area you worked in?
  • China is super cheap! If you come from a Western country, you can live life like a billionaire!

    5/5

  • 14. What was the Nightlife like in the area you worked?
  • So much awesome nightlife in Shanghai - every night is ladies night somewhere, and every hour is happy hour!

    5/5

  • 15. Were there many opportunities to get involved in activities outside of work?
  • Absolute organised weekend trips and dinners throughout the week to get everyone together.

    5/5

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Details

Internship (1-4 Months)

20th November 2013


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