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Rating

3.4/5
  • The Role
    4.1
  • The Company
    3.5
  • The Culture
    2.1

    The Role

  • 1. To what extent did you enjoy your work placement or internship?
  • 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

    5/5

  • 2. To what extent did you feel valued by your colleagues?
  • 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.

    4/5

  • 3. To what extent were you given support and guidance by management/your supervisor(s)?
  • 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.

    4/5

  • 4. How busy were you on a daily basis?
  • 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

    3/5

  • 5. How much responsibility were you given during your placement?
  • 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.

    4/5

  • 6. To what extent did/will the skills you developed, and training you received, assist you in your degree studies and beyond?
  • 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.

    5/5

    The Company

  • 7. What was the general atmosphere in your office?
  • 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.

    4/5

  • 8. How well organised was the overall work placement or internship set up?
  • 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.

    4/5

  • 9. In terms of personal training and development, to what extent did the company or firm invest in you?
  • 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.

    4/5

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

    Financial Bonus

    Company Parties/Events

    Working from home

    3/5

  • 11. How appealing are future employment prospects within the organisation?
  • I would definitely consider applying

    4/5

    The Culture

  • 12. Was there a good social scene amongst any fellow placement students/colleagues?
  • N/A

    3/5

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

    3/5

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

    3/5

  • 15. Were there many opportunities to get involved in activities outside of work?
  • Unfortunately there were not very many activities to get involved in outside of work.

    1/5

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Details

Placement Year (10 Months+)

Marketing

West Midlands

8th June 2015


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