Partnerships Account Executive at TopCashback

Duration
Placement Year (10 Months+)
Region
Uttoxetet West Midlands
Review Date
Salary
£14,000 - £15,999
Roles
Administration/Secretarial Business Intelligence Marketing Sales

7.1/10

The Role
8.0
Organisation
7.0

Socialising

5.8

The Role

Role Description

Planning Marketing Campaigns on TopCashback.
Selling various packages and collating results
A large amount of admin but that is no bad thing.

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

I really enjoyed my 14 months at TopCashback. Everyone in the office is friendly and I felt welcome from the start. I settled in very quickly and had no issues!

8/10

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

From the start, it is a given that you have learn the basics of how the business works as a whole and this is reflected in the tasks you are given, however, as you progress and you learn more, you are valued more. After being at TopCashback for 14 months, I feel like an integral part of the team.

8/10

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

Support and guidance isn't the strongest aspect of TopCashback however, I am assured that this is an area they are keen to improve upon. If you are headstrong, confident and sure of your skill set, the issue of lack of support/guidance won't prove and issue.

6/10

4. How busy were you on a daily basis?

It peaked and toughed - much like it would be in any other business. You make your own work. If you are pro-active, you won't have any problems at all. Much like a Uni course, the Placement itself will improve you however, it is how you act and what you volunteer for that will really progress you.

8/10

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

A phenomenal amount. Why go to larger companies where your voice may not be heard? I had a say in how decisions in the department were made and my opinion felt valued. Again, the more you put in, the more you get out.

9/10

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

It may sound over confident but the skills that I have developed over the past 14 months have been invaluable. I currently feel like I will have no issue upon graduating in finding a job. Sure, some of your friends may have graduated after 3 years, but trust me, they will struggle to find a good graduate job straight way. I feel like this placement has put me one step ahead of the game.

9/10

The Organisation

7. What was the general atmosphere in your office?

The office environment is quite sometimes however, we all had a laugh and a joke which adds to the easy office atmosphere.

8/10

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

It wasn't the best but again, if you are pro-active, you will make things happen and the structure will come.

6/10

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

I was allowed to go down to London often and transport isn't cheap. As long as you can justify their investment in you, then everything is fine.

7/10

10. What were the perks on your work placement?

  • Flexi Time
  • National Travel
  • Company Parties/Events
7/10

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

Future prospects look good currently - never forget though, once you graduate, you have great, relevant experience. Use it to your advantage.

7/10

Social

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

Yes. There are many other students working here and every student loves to party!

8/10

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

Cost of living was cheap. I commuted from Derby.

7/10

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

Quite poor. Stoke/Derby aren't far though.

4/10

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

Not currently, There are plans though..

4/10