Assisting in the running and leading of Intel's UK Internship programme, supporting and directing communications, logistics, operations, stakeholder management, follow ups and closures.
Maintaining and building Intel's relationships with UK universities, and liaising with internal and external stakeholders to organise recruitment events.
Planning and implementation of recruitment and sourcing activities for UK undergraduate hiring through various online and offline channels - social media and job boards.
Management of the university career fairs that Intel attend, as well as onsite events to promote our undergraduate placement scheme - organising the logistics, communications and people.
Supporting the design of recruitment marketing materials, and the undergraduate assessment and selection process.
Working virtually with a cross-cultural international team in order to gain a wider insight and knowledge of Intel's recruitment and to network within a multinational team.
Using my unique position as a recent hire to look at and make recommendations to the recruitment process from not only a recruiter's perspective but from a candidate's perspective.
Providing support and assistance to a geographically dispersed team of recruiters across EMEA.
Sourcing the best talent in the market for Intel's job requisitions.
Assisting with telephone interviews and pre-screens for candidates.
Ensuring compliance of post hiring activities for new hires.
Preparation and analysis of recruitment and hiring reports.
I have thoroughly enjoyed my placement year. It has been an invaluable experience at Intel, and my decision to take a placement year has been the best career decision I have made so far. I will miss working at Intel; the people, the job role, the culture and everything else that has contributed to such a great year. My placement year at Intel has exceeded all expectations I ever had at the beginning of the year.
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I feel extremely valued by my colleagues. My direct team is full of friendly, kind, supportive and talented people who have all helped me to settle into life at Intel. They made me feel very welcome at the beginning of my placement, and I have been made to feel like a part of the team, as someone who is valued and respected. My colleagues have supported and guided me through my placement year, recognising my efforts and commitment on multiple occasions, and for that I am thankful.
My manager and supervisor have both provided consistent support throughout the year. Although my manager is based in Ireland, she has always been at the end of the phone for support and guidance and has helped me to set objectives and goals for the year. My supervisor provides great support for my everyday work, questions and challenges, and is always making sure I am not overloaded or under loaded with work. I can go to my supervisor with any issues or queries I have, whether they are big or small and know that I will receive the support that I need.
I am constantly busy on a daily basis. There have been peaks and troughs throughout the year in terms of workload, however I am always busy with something to do. Working at Intel within the HR team has exposed me to a fast-paced working environment which enables me to keep busy at all times, which has been my choice. When there are quieter periods in the year, there is always chance to get involved in other projects outside of my immediate job role which allows me to explore different areas of Intel as well as keep busy.
The amount of responsibility I have been given during my placement year has exceeded my expectations. I have been responsible for many different projects, tasks, events, analysis and more that have been of high importance to the recruitment process at Intel. My willingness to take on a challenge, explore new avenues of work and take on responsibility have showcased my excellent skills and reliability, and has therefore resulted in my manager and supervisor providing me with more and more responsibility. The amount of trust and responsibility my manager and supervisor put onto me has been impressive and has enabled me to learn and develop both professionally and personally.
The skills I have learnt and developed whilst on placement have been invaluable. I have developed skills in the following aspects: communication, organisation, planning and preparation, attention to detail, data analysis, event management, internal and external stakeholder relationships, teamwork and more. All of the skills I have learnt and developed will assist me in my degree studies and in the future. I could not have developed the skills I have, as much as I have, if I had not completed a placement year. I have developed skills for life.
The general atmosphere at the Intel offices is a very good and well-balanced one. The office is set up so that you can communicate easily with your colleagues, giving you the chance to ask questions and raise queries easily in a face-to-face setting. The atmosphere is quite laid back; you can chat to your colleagues, but know that work will be done at the same time. Everyone is very friendly around the office and Intel adopts a flexible and "Great Place to Work" culture, which is one of the real benefits to working at there.
My placement has been very well organised. Intel encourage a handover period between interns every year; when I joined Intel I had four weeks with my old intern who showed me the ropes and helped me to settle into my job role - this was a very beneficial aspect of the internship programme. Meetings with my team. manager and supervisor have also contributed to the well organised placement year. I have regular meetings with my manager and my supervisor to track my progress and any issues that have been raised within my role and work.
Intel provides training throughout the year, including a range of different optional courses you can attend to improve your skills and develop your professional attributes. I was able to take advantage of the presentation skills workshop and the project management workshop, just to name a few. Intel provide a mix of training style including online training and face-to-face training.
Future employment prospects are possible with Intel, however they are quite rare in some departments. If the company see you as a strong employee and someone who is worth hiring back, I would like to believe that they will do everything they can to hire you back as a College Graduate. However, there currently is no graduate scheme in place.
Yes the social scene is very good at Intel. They hire between 50 - 60 interns every year which creates an intern community. We also have our own intern committees including Sports and Social, Publishing and Charity, who manage socials, events and activities for all the interns.
The cost of living in Swindon is very cheap. My rent in Swindon was reduced by 50% compared to the rent I paid in Bristol. Bills are quite similar to that at university.
The nightlife is limited compared to big university cities. However there is always somewhere to go for a night out. Swindon offers a couple of clubs, but the main nightlife attractions are bars.
Yes there are many opportunities to get involved in activities outside of work. Sporting clubs are set up at Intel for you to participate in, including netball, football, badminton, go-karting etc. Volunteering opportunities are also available, including work with local schools.