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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 really enjoyed it, as I was able to learn a lot about American Express and the job was very flexible, so I was able to fit it around my university studies.


  • 2. To what extent did you feel valued by your colleagues?
  • My colleagues were very approachable, and I felt comfortable getting in touch with colleagues both at American Express and On-Campus Promotions.


  • 3. To what extent were you given support and guidance by management/your supervisor(s)?
  • Elle at On-Campus Promotions was always there to answer my questions and offer advice.


  • 4. How busy were you on a daily basis?
  • The job was very flexible, so I was able to tailor it to fit around my university work.


  • 5. How much responsibility were you given during your placement?
  • Within the broad goals outlined by American Express, I was given considerable responsibility to organize events which I felt would be most effective in reaching a wide number of Oxford students.


  • 6. To what extent did/will the skills you developed, and training you received, assist you in your degree studies and beyond?
  • I was able to familiarize myself with working in the corporate environment, which will be useful going forward in my career.


    The Company

  • 7. What was the general atmosphere in your office?
  • As the role was quite individual, we spent very little time in an office, but our training and debrief days in the American Express offices were very inclusive, and there was a lot of emphasis on team-building.


  • 8. How well organised was the overall work placement or internship set up?
  • The work expectations and projects were quite straightforward.


  • 9. In terms of personal training and development, to what extent did the company or firm invest in you?
  • As well as the training day, we were given significant opportunities to meet people from American Express from a number of different departments, and to build a network of colleagues, as well as our interpersonal skills.


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

    Subsidised Canteen

    Sports and Social Club

    Company Car

    Subsidised/Company Gym

    National Travel

    International Travel

    Financial Bonus

    Company Parties/Events

    Staff Sales/Staff Shop

    Above 25 days holiday

    Working from home

    Healthcare from home


    Travel loan


  • 11. How appealing are future employment prospects within the organisation?
  • I was left with a very positive outlook on the company, as well as a strong network, so would feel hopeful on applying for a job with American Express.


    The Culture

  • 12. Was there a good social scene amongst any fellow placement students/colleagues?
  • As there was only one American Express Brand Ambassador at each of the relevant universities, we had relatively little opportunity to build up a social scene between the Brand Ambassadors, however the training and debrief days gave us a good opportunity to network.


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


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


  • 15. Were there many opportunities to get involved in activities outside of work?
  • There were opportunities for award schemes such as the Brand Manager Awards, which we were encouraged to enter by On-Campus Promotions.


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Internship (1-4 Months)


South East

9th June 2015

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