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  1. To what extent did you enjoy your work placement or internship?
  2. Lots of responsibility right from the start and great opportunities for learning and development. Danone also has a great culture, very relaxed and a great environment for my first job.


  3. To what extent did you feel valued by your colleagues?
  4. Danone has a very friendly and collaborative culture. My colleagues were always helpful, eager to listen and valued my opinion.


  5. To what extent were you given support and guidance by management/your supervisor(s)?
  6. The level of support varied throughout the placement, both my line managers were very busy but as I was working in HR I think I had a much better level of support than most.


  7. How busy were you on a daily basis?
  8. How busy I was changed throughout the placement according to my responsibilities at the time. I was always busy enough to keep myself occupied and help the day go quickly! If I wanted something else to do or needed extra support all I needed to do was ask.


  9. How much responsibility were you given during your placement?
  10. Lots of responsibility! I completed some important projects and assisted on a vareity of tasks. I also received lots of support when I needed it.


  11. To what extent did/will the skills you developed, and training you received, assist you in your degree studies and beyond?
  12. I've graduated but the skills I have developed have helped me find future employment.


  13. What was the general atmosphere in your office?
  14. Danone has a great culture and there's a very friendly, laid-back atmosphere. Some departments seemed to have longer working hours than other though.


  15. How well organised was the overall work placement or internship set up?
  16. There were some surprises at hiccups at the start but after the first month of so everything was very well managed.


  17. In terms of personal training and development, to what extent did the company or firm invest in you?
  18. I couldn't have asked for any more opporunities for personal traning and development, I had the chance to attend training courses, 1-2-1 help and 2 chances to travel abroad.


  19. What were the perks on your work placement?
  20. Flexi Time

    Sports and Social Club

    International Travel

    Financial Bonus

    Company Parties/Events

    Working from home



  21. How appealing are future employment prospects within the organisation?
  22. Very appealing as an organisation, not sure if the FMCG industry is for me. I was fully supported in applying for other roles in the business.


  23. Was there a good social scene amongst any fellow placement students/colleagues?
  24. It got off to a bit of a slow start but then it was great, the other placements and graduates were very socialable and organised several after work events.


  25. What was the cost of living and socialising in the area you worked in?
  26. Living and socialising in London is expensive! Danone employees got discount in several restaurants nearby though.


  27. What was the Nightlife like in the area you worked?
  28. Ealing is more of a family residentual area, however, Ealing is very well connected to the rest of London with several underground and overground options.


  29. Were there many opportunities to get involved in activities outside of work?
  30. Plenty, social nights with other graduates and several clubs such as football, pilates and boot camp.


  31. In addition to these questions, is there any extra information you would like to leave about your experiences on your work placement that other students may be interested in?

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Placement (5-9 Months)

Human Resources

Central London and City

30th May 2014

£20,000 - £21,999

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