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Rating

3.3/5
  • The Role
    3.6
  • The Company
    4.2
  • The Culture
    1.8

    The Role

  • 1. To what extent did you enjoy your work placement or internship?
  • The job is challenging, varied and rewarding, it can be hard work at time but from a personal development level it is worth it

    4/5

  • 2. To what extent did you feel valued by your colleagues?
  • The company as a whole values each employee and this is always emphasized through, support, rewards and recognition

    5/5

  • 3. To what extent were you given support and guidance by management/your supervisor(s)?
  • The training programme is well structured and the career path is clear, support and training is given throughout from all levels of management

    4/5

  • 4. How busy were you on a daily basis?
  • The hours and long and the days are very busy, that is one comment I would pass on to potential applicants. The work however, is very rewarding.

    1/5

  • 5. How much responsibility were you given during your placement?
  • There are only 4 members of office staff in our branch and we are responsible for all areas of development of our business so the responsibility is there from the start.

    4/5

  • 6. To what extent did/will the skills you developed, and training you received, assist you in your degree studies and beyond?
  • Because of the varied nature of the job the skills developed during my placement are not only a good way of applying the theory lectured at university, but will be invaluable in later life.

    4/5

    The Company

  • 7. What was the general atmosphere in your office?
  • Due to the culture of teamwork and business development the atmosphere in the branch is excellent.

    5/5

  • 8. How well organised was the overall work placement or internship set up?
  • Very well organised, the training is very structured and taking on the graduate scheme one year ahead is excellent.

    5/5

  • 9. In terms of personal training and development, to what extent did the company or firm invest in you?
  • Exactly the same as they would with the graduates, which I think is excellent for a placement student and sets up a potentialjob after uni, at one step ahead.

    5/5

  • 10. What were the perks on your work placement?
  • Financial Bonus

    Company Parties/Events

    Healthcare from home

    4/5

  • 11. How appealing are future employment prospects within the organisation?
  • After finishing my training I am returning to the company, which is not only a good job to walk in to at assistant management level but it countrywide so location will not be a problem.

    4/5

    The Culture

  • 12. Was there a good social scene amongst any fellow placement students/colleagues?
  • Because we are spread amongst the branches all over the North it is difficult to develop much of a social scene

    3/5

  • 13. What was the cost of living and socialising in the area you worked in?
  • Ok really, I didn't face any difficulties and was able to save for my final year.

    4/5

  • 14. What was the Nightlife like in the area you worked?
  • I think if it was nightlife you were looking for you shouldn't really choose Scarborough, try one of the Leeds/Newcastle branches

    1/5

  • 15. Were there many opportunities to get involved in activities outside of work?
  • There are a few charity events going on and there have been celebrations for the North East but not really any activities.

    1/5

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Placement Year (10 Months+)

Retail

25th April 2008


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