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Rating

3.7/5
  • The Role
    3.9
  • The Company
    3.7
  • The Culture
    3.4

Role Description

The assistant planner role primarily consisted of raising purchase orders, analysing stock levels and running reports. There was many other things in addition to this which I got involved in regularly though

    The Role

  • 1. To what extent did you enjoy your work placement or internship?
  • I enjoyed my time at Tech Data far more than I ever thought I would

    4/5

  • 2. To what extent did you feel valued by your colleagues?
  • The whole time I was there everybody treated me like any other member of the company and gave me real responsibility

    5/5

  • 3. To what extent were you given support and guidance by management/your supervisor(s)?
  • Right from the start I was given all the help I needed to get up to speed with the systems I would be using. Throughout the year I also had fairly regular catch ups with my managers regarding my progress

    4/5

  • 4. How busy were you on a daily basis?
  • It varied depending on how busy the business was. Sometimes I often had to work late just to complete my basic tasks but other times I would not have enough work to even fill out the day

    3/5

  • 5. How much responsibility were you given during your placement?
  • Right from the start I was doing a real job and had real responsibility given to me. As time went on I was given more and more as well

    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 have already used the skills and experiences back in my final year at university and they have even assisted me in getting on a graduate scheme starting in September

    5/5

    The Company

  • 7. What was the general atmosphere in your office?
  • The atsmosphere in the office was great, we had plenty of fun on a daily basis. Obviously when we had to work hard we did but there was plenty of opportunity to have a laugh throughout the day as well

    5/5

  • 8. How well organised was the overall work placement or internship set up?
  • The organisation of the process was excellent from start to finish

    5/5

  • 9. In terms of personal training and development, to what extent did the company or firm invest in you?
  • My colleagues and managers invested plenty of time into making sure that I fully understood the role I was doing and as I picked up more tasks continued to train me throughout the year.

    4/5

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

    Company Parties/Events

    Above 25 days holiday

    3/5

  • 11. How appealing are future employment prospects within the organisation?
  • Would have considered going back but have already secured a graduate role elsewhere

    3/5

    The Culture

  • 12. Was there a good social scene amongst any fellow placement students/colleagues?
  • We frequently organised work nights out amongst the placement students and apprentices. In addition the social committee and charity committee arranged frequent events to get involved with

    5/5

  • 13. What was the cost of living and socialising in the area you worked in?
  • York is not one of the cheaper areas of the country to live in

    2/5

  • 14. What was the Nightlife like in the area you worked?
  • Fairly average really

    3/5

  • 15. Were there many opportunities to get involved in activities outside of work?
  • The charity and social committee created many events for us to get involved in outside of work

    5/5

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Details

Placement Year (10 Months+)

7th February 2014


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