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Rating

4/5
  • The Role
    4.1
  • The Company
    4.4
  • The Culture
    3.4

    The Role

  • 1. To what extent did you enjoy your work placement or internship?
  • I've enjoyed my placement very much, the atmosphere in the company is very welcoming and everyone is always willing to help you.

    4/5

  • 2. To what extent did you feel valued by your colleagues?
  • My team integrated me in all projects that are relevant to my work. Although sometimes interns would not participate in certain meetings, this is normal due to the large volume of people with higher positions attending them.

    5/5

  • 3. To what extent were you given support and guidance by management/your supervisor(s)?
  • My manager was always willing to help and support me personally and professionally. They were very understanding and a pleasure to work with. Although we were quite busy at times the atmosphere in the team would always be good.m

    5/5

  • 4. How busy were you on a daily basis?
  • Most weeks the generic workload isn't overwhelming, however ad-hoc requests may come in at various times. It also depended on the time of the month as to whether monthly reports had to be done.

    4/5

  • 5. How much responsibility were you given during your placement?
  • I was in charge of my own work and responsible for finishing my work in time. I've never felt untrusted by my team and as the placement progressed, I had more tasks to do and felt even more integrated.

    5/5

  • 6. To what extent did/will the skills you developed, and training you received, assist you in your degree studies and beyond?
  • I'm not very sure yet as my placement is about to finish and I haven't yet started my last year of university. There are some skills that I may not use further in my studies (e.g. software) but there are also ones that I'm more than sure would become handy (e.g. Excel, data manipulation)

    3/5

    The Company

  • 7. What was the general atmosphere in your office?
  • Lovely atmosphere and people, a pleasure to come to work every morning.

    5/5

  • 8. How well organised was the overall work placement or internship set up?
  • I haven't encountered any issues from the side of the company which was ready to welcome us from all points of view.

    5/5

  • 9. In terms of personal training and development, to what extent did the company or firm invest in you?
  • I was trained in the beginning of my placement, but also taught by my manager further skills as they were needed. So it is a continuous process on learning.

    4/5

  • 10. What were the perks on your work placement?
  • Flexi Time

    Sports and Social Club

    Company Parties/Events

    Staff Sales/Staff Shop

    Working from home

    Travel loan

    4/5

  • 11. How appealing are future employment prospects within the organisation?
  • The company is great and I would love to return to it as it allows a great deal of flexibility.

    4/5

    The Culture

  • 12. Was there a good social scene amongst any fellow placement students/colleagues?
  • Yes, we would have intern nights out or lunches, there is a Facebook intern page where you can communicate with the rest of the interns in the company.

    5/5

  • 13. What was the cost of living and socialising in the area you worked in?
  • I didn't have to move in this area as I already lived in London, however, the cost of lunch (which is about the only expense I had in the area) seemed fair, with more expensive options as well as affordable and cheap places to grab lunch, a great variety !

    3/5

  • 14. What was the Nightlife like in the area you worked?
  • I haven't experienced it but it is a connection point to the rest of London and quite popular.

    3/5

  • 15. Were there many opportunities to get involved in activities outside of work?
  • Yes, volunteering as well as participating in sports clubs of the company. Further more there are always evenings organized with the fellow workers so you have the chance to socialize outside work.

    4/5

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Placement Year (10 Months+)

16th April 2015


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