Events co-ordinator at Intel Corporation

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Duration
Placement Year (10 Months+)
Region
Swindon South West
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Salary
£14,000 - £15,999
Roles
Administration/Secretarial Logistics and Operations Marketing

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8.8/10

The Role
8.8
Organisation
9.0

Socialising

8.5

The Role

Role Description

My role is split between two main areas. The smaller role involves supporting the Premier manager with administration of the elite tier of the membership scheme. The larger part of my role entails supporting over 100 events throughout Europe, Middle East and Africa for channel customers.

My manager and I co-own the largest event which costs over $3m. This year it was held in Dubai and my main responsibilities were coordinating meetings with agencies and stakeholders, overseeing registration approval and organising the gala dinner - a beach party.

I have also been involved in many charity events such as a golf day and large scale car wash for different causes. Intel support commitments to charity and my manager was always happy to allow me to get involved in projects I was interested in.

1. To what extent did you enjoy your work placement or internship?

I was unsure about whether to even do a placement and now I have completed the year, I have found it to be invaluable as well as enjoyable!

9/10

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2. To what extent did you feel valued by your colleagues?

I have made some great friends at Intel and it really does feel like a community... surprising for such a huge multinational company.

8/10

3. To what extent were you given support and guidance by management/your supervisor(s)?

Not only my manager, but other managers and colleagues are always more than happy to help with any questions or concerns.

9/10

4. How busy were you on a daily basis?

The nature of the job means that some times are much busier than others. You need to remain proactive in filling the less busy periods with projects which will interest you and benefit your department.

8/10

5. How much responsibility were you given during your placement?

I deputised completely for my manager when he was unavailable and was expected to make decisions which would impact budget spend on the main event and some creative direction. Although this was daunting to begin with, I would not have been given this responsibility if I were not equipped to make the correct decisions.

10/10

6. To what extent did/will the skills you developed, and training you received, assist you in your degree studies and beyond?

I cannot stress enough how valuable the skills I have acquired will assist me not only in my final year but also in finding a job and evaluating which skills I now need to build on to succeed as a graduate.

9/10

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The Organisation

7. What was the general atmosphere in your office?

I love my team, they are the perfect balance of work and play - the different strengths and personalities across the team make it a great atmosphere to work in.

10/10

8. How well organised was the overall work placement or internship set up?

With 50 interns taken on each year, Intel have the process perfected with integration classes, activities and an intern committee run by interns. No problems at all.

9/10

9. In terms of personal training and development, to what extent did the company or firm invest in you?

Depending on your manager and department here, you are allowed to take many courses (both face to face and online) to develop your skills and knowledge. There is a lot of support here and many resources, including Intel-U, an online 'university' learning resource just for employees.

9/10

10. What were the perks on your work placement?

  • Flexi Time
  • Subsidised Canteen
9/10

11. How appealing are future employment prospects within the organisation?

I would love to come back and think I can if there is available headcount when I graduate.

8/10

Social

12. Was there a good social scene amongst any fellow placement students/colleagues?

There are 50 interns here throughout the year and I was on the sports and social committee for interns. There are many activities organised by us from nights out in different cities to theme parks and paintballing. As there are so many people the same age around, there's always something to do or people to go out with.

8/10

13. What was the cost of living and socialising in the area you worked in?

Thursday nights in Swindon are the cheapest - at 1.25 per drink you can't go wrong!

9/10

14. What was the Nightlife like in the area you worked?

Not as good as other cities but it's the people not the place that make a good night out!

8/10

15. Were there many opportunities to get involved in activities outside of work?

Charity, sports etc... if you're proactive there are many things to be involved in.

9/10

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