Business Support and Marketing at Lubrizol

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Placement Year (10 Months+)
Hazelwood, Derby
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The Role
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The Role

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

There is a variety of different aspects to the role. Lots of different tasks given. Colleagues are extremely welcoming and include you in the group straight away.
4 /5

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

Given lots of responsibility and praise for doing jobs well.
5 /5

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

lots of support given by not only my manager but the rest of the team. All willing to help if stuck on anything and all wanted me to get the best experience possible out of the placement.
4 /5

4. How busy were you on a daily basis?

Some days were quieter than others but always had market research projects to be getting on with. A day could start out quiet and by the end of the day you could be rushing round with lots to do. Each day was different!
4 /5

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

Lots of responsibility. The LinkedIn page is completely managed by myself. Also, had the responsibility of chairing the team meetings and planning a couple of global meetings. One of these involved a trip to Paris.
5 /5

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

Developed many different skills during my placement. However, the main thing that I feel will help me in the future is the large global nature of Lubrizol. I have met and had to communicate and work with different people from all over the world. This has helped me to gain invaluable skills in communication etc.
5 /5

The Company

7. What was the general atmosphere in your office?

Everyone is friendly and welcoming. Always invited to go get a coffee with the team and have a chat.
5 /5

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

Well organised. It is clear who you need to talk to if you have an issue or a question. Sometimes difficult as mangers and members of the team travel globally a lot. The 2 week handover period with the previous student was invaluable for ensuring things got off to a good start.
5 /5

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

Always happy to give feedback or suggestions on how to improve. Willing to teach you how to do something if not sure. Had the chance to go n a business trip to Paris which was an exciting and useful experience in terms of personal development.
4 /5

10. What were the perks on your work placement?

  • Flexi Time
  • Subsidised Canteen
  • Sports and Social Club
  • International Travel
  • Financial Bonus
  • Company Parties/Events
5 /5

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

Unfortunately, the role is always filled by a placement student. However, there are similar roles which once graduated you may be able to apply for.
3 /5

The Culture

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

Extremely good. A lot of the students live in houses of 4 or 5 and plan lots of social events such as nights out. a xmas dinner. film nights and pancake making.
5 /5

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

Rent seems to be a bit cheaper than other cities such as Nottingham.
5 /5

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

Nightlife was ok but not fantastic. However, you can easily and cheaply catch the Red Arrow into Nottingham, where there is a much larger array of nightlife.
4 /5

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

Yes. There is a sports and social club who organising lots of events throughout the year. These are discounted if you become a member. Events include anything from go karting to walking in the peak district.
5 /5