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  • The Role
  • The Company
  • The Culture

    The Role

  • 1. To what extent did you enjoy your work placement or internship?
  • I really enjoyed my placement year at Tech Data


  • 2. To what extent did you feel valued by your colleagues?
  • All of my colleagues were really supportive, in my direct team and with others in the office who I worked with on a daily basis


  • 3. To what extent were you given support and guidance by management/your supervisor(s)?
  • I had great supprt from my manager, whilst also being able to take responsibility in my role


  • 4. How busy were you on a daily basis?
  • The role varied from day to day as you could be really busy when you had a deadline approaching and then less busy between deadlines


  • 5. How much responsibility were you given during your placement?
  • I was given a good amount of responsibility to make changes to the processes where necessary as well as with daily duties


  • 6. To what extent did/will the skills you developed, and training you received, assist you in your degree studies and beyond?
  • Working under pressure to meet deadlines has increased my organisation skills which has really helped in final year where there is a lot of work to manage


    The Company

  • 7. What was the general atmosphere in your office?
  • The general atmosphere was great, everyone was willing to have fun whilst working at the same time with casual dress every Friday which gives you a relaxed feeling heading into the weekend, making Friday more enjoyable to work for everyone


  • 8. How well organised was the overall work placement or internship set up?
  • The placement was very well set up with meeting for all of the interns throughout to ensure everyone was fitting in and getting as much from the placement as possible


  • 9. In terms of personal training and development, to what extent did the company or firm invest in you?
  • They provided training for everyone in various areas which you could nominate yourself for if you felt you needed additional training. My personal development was improved through letting me take responsibility for the role, increasing my confidence in my abilities


  • 10. What were the perks on your work placement?
  • Company Parties/Events

    Above 25 days holiday

    Healthcare from home


  • 11. How appealing are future employment prospects within the organisation?
  • 3/5

    The Culture

  • 12. Was there a good social scene amongst any fellow placement students/colleagues?
  • Great social scene with placement students, interns and the rest of the colleagues too


  • 13. What was the cost of living and socialising in the area you worked in?
  • 3/5

  • 14. What was the Nightlife like in the area you worked?
  • 3/5

  • 15. Were there many opportunities to get involved in activities outside of work?
  • Plenty of opportunities as they ran a Charity Committee which organised events as well as a Social Committee organising plenty of events such as BBQ's and Go-Karting


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Placement Year (10 Months+)

Yorkshire and Humberside

February 2014

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