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I enjoyed it very much. The work was varied and fun. There was a lot of support and help, and the facebook group set up for Brand Ambassadors was especially useful
I felt very valued, my views and opinions were listened to and taken into account. I was encouraged to give feedback regularly, and I even took part in a conference call to give my views.
I was given plenty of support and guidance, including a training day at Centrica HQ, and information slides and booklets to help me carry out my job.
I usually did 1-2 hours on a daily basis, so I was kept relatively busy. The low hours allowed me to easily fit the job around my academic commitments
I was given a lot of responsibility from day 1, and I was allowed free reign over much of my campaign. I was allowed to choose when and where I could promote Centrica, and I was allowed to pick and choose my hours.
I developed skills of communication and marketing that will no doubt help me in my future career. I was particularly happy at the organisational skills that I have learned, and this will definitely help me in the future.
The atmosphere was generally very positive, professional and helpful. This helped immensely to carry out my work. The atmosphere was also one based on achieving results, such as achieving a number of clicks/likes/attendees to events, so it was pressured, but you were given lots of support.
It was very well organised, everything was laid out clearly. There were a few lapses, such as not being given adequate time to promote some insight days, but generally speaking it was very good.
They invested in training me at Centrica's HQ, and then also providing a consistent support network throughout my various campaigns. I was also encouraged to give feedback and shape the future of the campaigns.
Working from home
I would definitely consider applying
Unfortunately there were not very many activities to get involved in outside of work.
Placement Year (10 Months+)
8th June 2015