Junior Web Designer at TopCashback

Placement Year (10 Months+)
Uttoxeter West Midlands
Review Date
£12,000 - £13,999
Information Technology Marketing Retail Design Internet/e-Commerce/New Media Advertising Graphic Design


The Role



The Role

Role Description

My role mainly consisted of producing media to go on site. This ranged from banners, advertising media, email design and construction, webpage design and coding. I designed and created emails that were regularly sent out to over 3 million members and had the opportunity to design promotional material for market leading multinational companies.

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

It was a great experience to design to a brief for multinational companies and see my designs on site straight away.


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

I felt that like I was needed and that if a problem occurred I could contribute to a solution.


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

We had regular meetings to discuss projects/tasks and for each design I produced, feedback would be given to drive me in the right direction.


4. How busy were you on a daily basis?

I have been very busy the the point of having to priorities tasks, to do the most urgent first and reorganising tasks/ delegating to other members of the team.


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

I was given a lot of responsibility, much more than expected. I was given multiple chances to lead the design aspect of tasks and decide how projects should move forward.


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

My skills have developed greatly. From designing to a brief every day I now fully understand how to design to meet company expectations and have more of an eye for what looks right, what balances and the best approach to take.


The Organisation

7. What was the general atmosphere in your office?

Very friendly and casual. Felt like if I had a problem, anyone would be happy to help.


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

It was set up well, with plenty of opportunity to help and learn new things.


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

I feel that staff have a lot of time and patience to explain things to you in great detail so that you understand, which helps a great deal. Project experiences and the involvement I feel has developed me as a person and greatly expanded my skill set.


10. What were the perks on your work placement?

  • Flexi Time
  • Financial Bonus
  • Company Parties/Events
  • Staff Sales/Staff Shop
  • Above 25 days holiday
  • Working from home

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

Very appealling. The company is growing very rapidly and the chance to be a part of it in the future would be an exciting opportunity.



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

I didnt really go out at night around here, as I traveled to work each day from elsewhere.


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

I didnt really go out at night around here, as I traveled to work each day from elsewhere.


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

I didnt really go out at night around here, as I traveled to work each day from elsewhere.


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

There were some opportunities to go for meals and I attended the Summer and Christmas social, but a few team activities might be nice to arrange in the future, for team bonding.