OTO Support Assistant at TNT

Placement Year (10 Months+)
Atherstone West Midlands
Review Date
£16,000 - £17,999
Business Management

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The Role



The Role

Role Description

Help support the change strategy across the organisation, ensuring all projects/programmes are running effectively. Also communicate the progressions and successes of the strategy.

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

Great team environment to work in. Good to see the importance of good people within an organisation.


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

Working in a small team, I felt extremely valued throughout my time.


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

If I needed any support or guidance, my manager and colleagues around me would always give me the time of day to show me different things I didn't understand.


4. How busy were you on a daily basis?

There is always work to be done and the work varied quite regularly.


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

I was given a lot of responsibility, especially in leading certain conference calls and the creation of certain important documents.


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

The past 12 months have given me a true insight into the fast paced change environment. I now recognise the expectations to work at a high level within an organisation.


The Organisation

7. What was the general atmosphere in your office?

Working in a small office within a large building meant we had a good team environment with strong relationships. All the people around the building are extremely helpful.


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

Even though the work I would be doing was organised, there could have been more interaction/sessions including all the students with different departments. This would've helped us understand the operations a lot more.


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

We had a couple training days around presentation skills and the difference between management and leadership. They were very informative and would have liked to experience more of these.


10. What were the perks on your work placement?


11. How appealing are future employment prospects within the organisation?

As the company is currently going through an acquisition, it is hard to say whether opportunities will be present in a years time. However, my manager has always said they would welcome me back at any time.



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

Us students always had lunch every day to ensure we had that hours break that is needed.


13. What was the cost of living and socialising in the area you worked in?

I lived at home, but after talking to the other students that moved here I think it is just average prices for accomodation.


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

Didn't have a night out in the local area, heard it is average at best though. Nearest town is Nuneaton, Birmingham/Leicester are a train ride away for a good night out.


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

Didn't explore any external activities due to commuting to and from work. I believe there are sports teams at TNT that anyone can get involved in. There are also charity events including the chance to man/woman the phones for Children in need night.