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Rating

4/5
  • The Role
    4.6
  • The Company
    3.8
  • The Culture
    3.4

Role Description

Project Development/Application Services

    The Role

  • 1. To what extent did you enjoy your work placement or internship?
  • The placement was simply amazing. What started off as mainly support work ended up as integral development work for a major project. It was an exciting experience to work for such an iconic corporation that won't be forgotten.

    5/5

  • 2. To what extent did you feel valued by your colleagues?
  • Although you're classed as an intern you definitely don't feel like one. My team members and others around me valued my opinion and trusted me to deal with difficult tasks.

    5/5

  • 3. To what extent were you given support and guidance by management/your supervisor(s)?
  • My team and manager were always open to questions - I never felt intimidated to ask for help.

    5/5

  • 4. How busy were you on a daily basis?
  • The first quarter of my placement mainly consisted of support work thus my workload fluctuated from very little to high. However the remainder of the year brought a steady work-load due to the additional project work.

    4/5

  • 5. How much responsibility were you given during your placement?
  • I was responsible for managing/developing a handful of systems within Disney EMEA - Some of my work affected a wide scope and was generally completed alone.

    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 was exposed to real project development that of which expanded my object-oriented programming skillset. This in combination with the interpersonal/management skills I gained will greatly benefit me in my future studies.

    5/5

    The Company

  • 7. What was the general atmosphere in your office?
  • My department/team usually had a full work-load, however, kept a good-humoured but focused mindset.

    5/5

  • 8. How well organised was the overall work placement or internship set up?
  • The first few weeks of the placement was a hand-over period between me and the previous intern. I was shown the basics of my role and introduced to a few key systems. After this period help was given when required but you needed to have a pro-active inclination by taking the time to explore/familiarize oneself with the role on your own.

    4/5

  • 9. In terms of personal training and development, to what extent did the company or firm invest in you?
  • Some training videos were provided at the very beginning and later into the year I was supplied with some tutorials related to my work. My manager also took the time to have a few hands-on tutoring sessions.

    4/5

  • 10. What were the perks on your work placement?
  • Company Parties/Events

    Staff Sales/Staff Shop

    Working from home

    3/5

  • 11. How appealing are future employment prospects within the organisation?
  • The company offers a variety of roles, many in IT that directly appeal to me. However, it's not just the role that seems appealing but more the company and the benefits that come with it, and from what I've seen, plenty of interns have come back in graduate positions.

    5/5

    The Culture

  • 12. Was there a good social scene amongst any fellow placement students/colleagues?
  • Yes, there were regular events and activities specifically for interns.

    4/5

  • 13. What was the cost of living and socialising in the area you worked in?
  • London obviously had steep prices in terms of living costs but offered a variety of affordable places to socialise/dine.

    4/5

  • 14. What was the Nightlife like in the area you worked?
  • There wasn't a great number of pub and bars but Hammersmith is a tube journey away from Central London.

    3/5

  • 15. Were there many opportunities to get involved in activities outside of work?
  • Yes, there was a great amount of out-of-work activities.

    4/5

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Details

Placement Year (10 Months+)

21st April 2015


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