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Rating

4.5/5
  • The Role
    5.0
  • The Company
    4.5
  • The Culture
    3.8

Role Description

Buyers Assistant

    The Role

  • 1. To what extent did you enjoy your work placement or internship?
  • I really enjoyed my internship, it provided a great insight into what the job is like and was an invaluable experience.

    5/5

  • 2. To what extent did you feel valued by your colleagues?
  • Everybody was extremely welcoming and always felt valued.

    5/5

  • 3. To what extent were you given support and guidance by management/your supervisor(s)?
  • I had no direct experience in my role and there was a lot to learn but I was given all the training I needed and was encouraged to ask my peers and my line manager if I ever had any questions or help to do anything.

    5/5

  • 4. How busy were you on a daily basis?
  • I was very busy and never did I find myself with nothing to do, but the workload was certainly manageable.

    5/5

  • 5. How much responsibility were you given during your placement?
  • I was given quite a lot of responsibility from the beginning and this only stretched further as my time with the company went on

    5/5

  • 6. To what extent did/will the skills you developed, and training you received, assist you in your degree studies and beyond?
  • It really has provided me with an invaluable experience and helped me decide that this is the career that I want to pursue. It also allowed me to put the things that I learnt whilst studying into practice and I believe some of the skills I learnt and developed will be extremely valuable with my degree.

    5/5

    The Company

  • 7. What was the general atmosphere in your office?
  • Very friendly and welcoming.

    5/5

  • 8. How well organised was the overall work placement or internship set up?
  • It was very organised and everything was set up and ready to go when I started.

    5/5

  • 9. In terms of personal training and development, to what extent did the company or firm invest in you?
  • I was continuously encouraged to enrol on training and development programmes.

    5/5

  • 10. What were the perks on your work placement?
  • National Travel

    Company Parties/Events

    Staff Sales/Staff Shop

    Travel loan

    3/5

  • 11. How appealing are future employment prospects within the organisation?
  • I really hope to back and work for the organisation once I have finish university.

    5/5

    The Culture

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

    5/5

  • 13. What was the cost of living and socialising in the area you worked in?
  • Socialising was never that expensive as we often went to our favourite places which suited our budget.

    5/5

  • 14. What was the Nightlife like in the area you worked?
  • Really good connections to all of London

    3/5

  • 15. Were there many opportunities to get involved in activities outside of work?
  • There were many opportunities to get involved in various activities such as volunteering, exclusive film screenings and various sports activities.

    3/5

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Details

Placement Year (10 Months+)

21st April 2015


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