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Rating

2.6/5
  • The Role
    3.5
  • The Company
    2.0
  • The Culture
    2.1

    The Role

  • 1. To what extent did you enjoy your work placement or internship?
  • I thoroughly enjoyed it, the different tasks and creativity required to capture the audience was building.

    4/5

  • 2. To what extent did you feel valued by your colleagues?
  • My colleagues were supportive and we all shared information between us.

    3/5

  • 3. To what extent were you given support and guidance by management/your supervisor(s)?
  • Elle was readily available which was terrific when in need of assistance.

    5/5

  • 4. How busy were you on a daily basis?
  • On a daily basis it varied depending on the event at hand, whether it was promoting for an upcoming event or whether it was continual engagement in social media and prospects interested in FactSet.

    3/5

  • 5. How much responsibility were you given during your placement?
  • Total responsibility was given on the success of the campaign at Aston University.

    5/5

  • 6. To what extent did/will the skills you developed, and training you received, assist you in your degree studies and beyond?
  • The skills developed were actively used in my degree studies, giving me more confidence in talking to people, knowing how to approach individuals whether they be students or professors.

    3/5

    The Company

  • 7. What was the general atmosphere in your office?
  • Not applicable to my role as a student ambassador. I was my own office, in which the fun truly never stopped!

    3/5

  • 8. How well organised was the overall work placement or internship set up?
  • It was well organised in that I was aware of when events or targets where meant to be reached.

    3/5

  • 9. In terms of personal training and development, to what extent did the company or firm invest in you?
  • We had the initial training which was more of an insight into the company that we would be representing.

    2/5

  • 10. What were the perks on your work placement?
  • 1/5

  • 11. How appealing are future employment prospects within the organisation?
  • Not applicable

    3/5

    The Culture

  • 12. Was there a good social scene amongst any fellow placement students/colleagues?
  • Not applicable

    3/5

  • 13. What was the cost of living and socialising in the area you worked in?
  • Relatively cheap as we are in a student city.

    3/5

  • 14. What was the Nightlife like in the area you worked?
  • Great.

    3/5

  • 15. Were there many opportunities to get involved in activities outside of work?
  • Yes.

    1/5

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Details

Placement (5-9 Months)

Financial Management

West Midlands

9th June 2015


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