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Rating

3.3/5
  • The Role
    4.2
  • The Company
    2.9
  • The Culture
    2.5

Role Description

I was the ambassador for Deloitte around the University of Leeds campus. It was my role to be the link between DeLoitte and On CAmpus Promotions, spreading the word about their job opportunities and events.

    The Role

  • 1. To what extent did you enjoy your work placement or internship?
  • I have genuinely really enjoyed my time as Brand Ambassador. Even from the interview stage of the process, I was excited by the job thanks to the friendly and welcoming nature of staff (Eileen has been great!). Communication between the company and brand ambassadors has been great, you never feel isolated, despite very rarely being in physical contact with anyone from OCP.

    4/5

  • 2. To what extent did you feel valued by your colleagues?
  • I have felt valued by Eileem all year round. She is friendly and approachable, consistent in her replies, and very grateful for everything you do. The Facebook group was a good way of making connections between brand ambassadors, although I do think relationships between ambassadors is something which could be improved. Despite meeting them briefly on the induction day, no other physical contact is made throughout the year. This is a shame as being closer would allow for more ideas and inspiration to be shared. Perhaps a mid year review day in December ish?

    4/5

  • 3. To what extent were you given support and guidance by management/your supervisor(s)?
  • I have never been in doubt that Eileen would be at the other end of the phone if I had any questions! She was always informative about what needed to be done, at the same time as giving you freedom to devise the work load around your personal schedule. Charlotte Winderham at Deloitte has also been very supportive. She had always been quick to respond and support me through any queries.

    5/5

  • 4. How busy were you on a daily basis?
  • The balance here was okay. It was sometimes frustrating that a high week of work load would come at a stressful time academically/ university wise. For example the report / competitor events time of year clashed with our own personal applications for placements. Obviously this is unavoidable, however is worth recognising that it is a stressful time for students. Even just acknowledging this would be very much appreciated.

    3/5

  • 5. How much responsibility were you given during your placement?
  • I was very surprised by the amount of responsibility this roll entailed! It really is down to you to spread the word about Deloitte around campus, through using your own imitative and contacts you have built.

    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 network of contacts I have built through this roll has been incredible. From staff in the careers centre, to society committee members, these are contacts which will be invaluable to me in keeping me up to date with suitable events and opportunities throughout the rest of my time at uni and beyond. Amongst many other skills, I believe that communication has been enhanced greatly through this roll. Approaching people around campus with flyers and doing lecture shout outs initially seemed very daunting, but i now have the skill set to do it. Communicating via social media has become a daily / weekly routine. This has taught me how best to formulate tweets/ posts yo get the best response. Social media promotion will undoubtedly be highly useful to me!

    5/5

    The Company

  • 7. What was the general atmosphere in your office?
  • The energy on the Facebook group was usually fairly high, thanks to Eileen.

    4/5

  • 8. How well organised was the overall work placement or internship set up?
  • It was generally very well organised, with a schedule for each individual being distributed at the start of the year. This was vaguely stuck too, with some changes. Sometimes work would be allocated at a very late stage, however due to the predominantly social media nature of this work, this was not too demanding.

    4/5

  • 9. In terms of personal training and development, to what extent did the company or firm invest in you?
  • 3/5

  • 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

    Healthcare/Dental

    Travel loan

    3/5

  • 11. How appealing are future employment prospects within the organisation?
  • I would be thrilled to work with On Campus Promotions again. Staff are a delight to work with as they are engaging, friendly and challenge you. It seems a great company to work for, and a company who would provide you with many contacts.

    3/5

    The Culture

  • 12. Was there a good social scene amongst any fellow placement students/colleagues?
  • Unfortunately not, and this is something I feel should be encouraged more. Having ambassadors from all over the country obviously makes this hard, but I feel it would be invaluable in the sharing of ideas and inspiration.

    3/5

  • 13. What was the cost of living and socialising in the area you worked in?
  • 3/5

  • 14. What was the Nightlife like in the area you worked?
  • 3/5

  • 15. Were there many opportunities to get involved in activities outside of work?
  • 3/5

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Details

Placement Year (10 Months+)

Anthropology, Anthropology

12th June 2015


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