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  • The Role
  • The Company
  • The Culture

    The Role

  • 1. To what extent did you enjoy your work placement or internship?
  • I thoroughly enjoyed socialising and informing students across campus about opportunities at GSK and definitely learnt a lot from the experience. It was great to use skills I had previously obtained, as well as gain new skills.


  • 2. To what extent did you feel valued by your colleagues?
  • The OCP team respect their brand managers a great deal and are in constant communication and always ready to lend a helping hand. They provide both positive feedback and constructive criticism, which is fantastic to help one improve.


  • 3. To what extent were you given support and guidance by management/your supervisor(s)?
  • Kate, my supervisor, and the representatives from GSK were all helpful and replied to queries promptly. They were aware of the individual circumstances on each campus and catered their marketing tactics to help each brand manager succeed.


  • 4. How busy were you on a daily basis?
  • The role was more weekly, fitting hours around my schedule, which allowed for great flexibility.


  • 5. How much responsibility were you given during your placement?
  • A lot of responsibility was given as I was the sole representative for the company on campus and therefore had to ensure I spread the word!


  • 6. To what extent did/will the skills you developed, and training you received, assist you in your degree studies and beyond?
  • The skills and training have been really useful, more specifically the interpersonal skills, which are necessary in any graduate role. I have spoken about this role in numerous interviews and there is definitely of a lot of detail to go into!


    The Company

  • 7. What was the general atmosphere in your office?
  • N/A - the role was on campus.


  • 8. How well organised was the overall work placement or internship set up?
  • Very organised - OCP made sure to provide us with a lot of information.


  • 9. In terms of personal training and development, to what extent did the company or firm invest in you?
  • A whole day of training was provided, which was extremely informative and well organised.


  • 10. What were the perks on your work placement?
  • 3/5

  • 11. How appealing are future employment prospects within the organisation?
  • As a brand manager, you are not directly fast tracked for a role, however your interaction with GSK puts you in good stead.


    The Culture

  • 12. Was there a good social scene amongst any fellow placement students/colleagues?
  • Yes, I am still in touch with a few of the other Brand Managers at other universities.


  • 13. What was the cost of living and socialising in the area you worked in?
  • N/A - on campus


  • 14. What was the Nightlife like in the area you worked?
  • N/A


  • 15. Were there many opportunities to get involved in activities outside of work?
  • As the role is flexible, you can carry out any other activities you may want to do.


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Placement (5-9 Months)


Central London and City

6th June 2015

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