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Rating

4.2/5
  • The Role
    4.5
  • The Company
    3.8
  • The Culture
    4.3

    The Role

  • 1. To what extent did you enjoy your work placement or internship?
  • I loved my placement in the marketing department as a lot of it involved designing and creating marketing material.

    5/5

  • 2. To what extent did you feel valued by your colleagues?
  • Always felt valued, never felt as if I was just a placement student as i had real responsibilities and my views were listened to and taken on board.

    5/5

  • 3. To what extent were you given support and guidance by management/your supervisor(s)?
  • Although there is a lot of free reign when it comes to design work etc, management are always there to help out if I have any issues.

    5/5

  • 4. How busy were you on a daily basis?
  • It can vary greatly depending on what projects the marketing department are working on, its mainly pretty busy but there have been a couple of slow periods however there is always something that can be done,

    4/5

  • 5. How much responsibility were you given during your placement?
  • This role has a lot of responsibilities, there isn't someone constantly checking up on you, you are trusted to get on with your tasks and are given a lot of freedom when it comes to incorporating your own ideas.

    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 really want to work in marketing in a similar role after I graduate so for me it was a very beneficial year, I now understand what sort of jobs are available in marketing.

    5/5

    The Company

  • 7. What was the general atmosphere in your office?
  • There's a pretty relaxed atmosphere in the office, everyone is really nice and chatty.

    4/5

  • 8. How well organised was the overall work placement or internship set up?
  • Very well organised, lots of opportunities and chances to work on things that interest you.

    4/5

  • 9. In terms of personal training and development, to what extent did the company or firm invest in you?
  • I had a two week handover from the previous student, which was more than enough as I already had a background in photoshop, photography and design work.

    5/5

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

    Company Parties/Events

    4/5

  • 11. How appealing are future employment prospects within the organisation?
  • There is a graduation which I would consider as it sounds like a great scheme, however I am pretty set on working in marketing, which I am aware has no roles available currently for graduates as it is a small department.

    3/5

    The Culture

  • 12. Was there a good social scene amongst any fellow placement students/colleagues?
  • Great social scene as there are so many other placement students, I lived with 5 other girls on placement and there was a boys house too as well as a few that lived near by, we have done things like nights out, rounders in the park, going for meals, bowling, zoo trips, beach trips and so on.

    5/5

  • 13. What was the cost of living and socialising in the area you worked in?
  • Living cost was cheap compared to back home, everything else was pretty standard.

    4/5

  • 14. What was the Nightlife like in the area you worked?
  • Great nightlife! lots of clubs with all different types of music, have seen artists like Blonde and Hannah Wants in Switch and then there is Jesters which is a must do!

    5/5

  • 15. Were there many opportunities to get involved in activities outside of work?
  • Not with work but with the other students yes

    4/5

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Placement Year (10 Months+)

Advertising, Charity/Non Profit, Design, Graphic Design, Internet/e-Commerce/New Media, Marketing, Media

South East

June 2015


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