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Rating

3.5/5
  • The Role
    4.2
  • The Company
    3.0
  • The Culture
    3.0

Role Description

Support the Procurement team in dialy tasks: * Involvement in supplier relationship management * Financial support for the team * Ad hoc project

    The Role

  • 1. To what extent did you enjoy your work placement or internship?
  • It was a good work placement experience. I have learnt a lot and enjoyed working here.

    4/5

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

    4/5

  • 3. To what extent were you given support and guidance by management/your supervisor(s)?
  • The weekly one-to-one meetings with my manager were very useful to make sure I make the most of my placement and get some support when required.

    4/5

  • 4. How busy were you on a daily basis?
  • Some days were busier than others but overall I’ve not been too bored or too busy.

    4/5

  • 5. How much responsibility were you given during your placement?
  • More and more responsibilities were given throughout the year which makes the experience even better

    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've developed a lot of useful skills during this placement; business related skills as well as interpersonal skills

    5/5

    The Company

  • 7. What was the general atmosphere in your office?
  • Very good atmosphere in the open office. Everyone is friendly and willing to help whenever.

    5/5

  • 8. How well organised was the overall work placement or internship set up?
  • I wish there would be a more organized program like the Graduate scheme.

    4/5

  • 9. In terms of personal training and development, to what extent did the company or firm invest in you?
  • There is no special training for interns.

    1/5

  • 10. What were the perks on your work placement?
  • Flexi Time

    Subsidised/Company Gym

    Above 25 days holiday

    4/5

  • 11. How appealing are future employment prospects within the organisation?
  • There is no available position at the moment in the team.

    3/5

    The Culture

  • 12. Was there a good social scene amongst any fellow placement students/colleagues?
  • There are enough students and graduates to make good friends.

    3/5

  • 13. What was the cost of living and socialising in the area you worked in?
  • I believe it is average.

    3/5

  • 14. What was the Nightlife like in the area you worked?
  • Eynsham i(where Siemens Magnet Tehcnology is locates) is a small village but it's only few minutes by bus to Oxford city centre which is more lively.

    3/5

  • 15. Were there many opportunities to get involved in activities outside of work?
  • There are quite a few social activities organised outside of work.

    4/5

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Details

Placement Year (10 Months+)

Administration/Secretarial, Logistics and Operations, Business Analytics, Business Management, Financial Management, Purchasing and Supply

23rd June 2014


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