1. To what extent did you enjoy your work placement or internship?
I did enjoy my placement however there was parts of it where I did struggle. Placement is the best way to learn about the working environment, it doesn't sugar coat it you get a real experience. I have learnt so much in such a short time which I know will help me pick my future career.
2. To what extent did you feel valued by your colleagues?
My team was brilliant, so much support and I have got such good friends out of it. When there was difficult colleagues you just need to ignore them.
3. To what extent were you given support and guidance by management/your supervisor(s)?
I had good support from my manager, she helped me through difficult times and give me all the guidance she could. I didn't have as much support from other managers in some departments but oh well.
4. How busy were you on a daily basis?
The work lode did change day to day! Monday was the busiest day and it slowed down further into the week.
5. How much responsibility were you given during your placement?
You're given as much as any other member of staff in the office. My department also had to do our own customer service which was more than other sales members but in the end we actually learnt more.
6. To what extent did/will the skills you developed, and training you received, assist you in your degree studies and beyond?
I know how to sell which is always useful. I am able to deal with difficult customers and look after customer service issues. I am so much more organised that I used to be and I can handle a busy work lode. It helps with my business and economics degree too.
7. What was the general atmosphere in your office?
The atmosphere is great, the people are the best thing about the office. Its a really young and lively environment which helps you get through the day. It is a male dominated environment so more female managers would be good, even it out.
8. How well organised was the overall work placement or internship set up?
Towards the end of my placement it did become slightly unorganised. However our days were pretty much the same so we were always kept in check.
9. In terms of personal training and development, to what extent did the company or firm invest in you?
So much training, really really good. I was happy that they covered everything
10. What were the perks on your work placement?
Sports and Social Club
Staff Sales/Staff Shop
Above 25 days holiday
Working from home
Healthcare from home
11. How appealing are future employment prospects within the organisation?
I personally wouldn't go back to Golfbreaks as it wasn't the job for me. However there are loads of job opportunities for graduates to take in sales and customer service.
12. Was there a good social scene amongst any fellow placement students/colleagues?
Yes, really good social side. The people that work for golfbreaks are so much fun.
13. What was the cost of living and socialising in the area you worked in?
Living was quite expensive, we paid around £500 for rent but Windsor is incredible so it was worth it.
14. What was the Nightlife like in the area you worked?
Nightlife was okay, really good pubs etc. Clubs arent great but London is so close.
15. Were there many opportunities to get involved in activities outside of work?
Umm, yeah Windsor is pretty good and we usually have Friday night drinks.