Consultant Intern at Unilever

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Duration
Placement Year (10 Months+)
Region
Leatherhead South East
Review Date
Salary
£18,000 - £19,999
Roles
Management Consultancy Public Relations

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7.7/10

The Role
8.0
Organisation
7.8

Socialising

7.2

The Role

Role Description

1. Supporting the Customer Marketing team on new release campaigns.
2. Work on presentations for marketing campaigns around new release titles and seasonal holidays.
3. Order and arrange merchandise for retailers.
4. Organize conferences and meetings.
5. Admin support for the Customer Marketing team.

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

Unilever was a really exciting place to work. There is a great atmosphere with the other placement students and I enjoyed being given a fair amount of responsibility and flexibility.

9/10

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

I definitely came away feeling valued. As the projects I was working on were useful and relevant to the work of my colleagues I felt like a fundamental part of the team by the end of the year.

8/10

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

There was a good amount of training available, and it was tailored to each individual employee so you could pick and choose what skills to develop. My manager gave me the time to learn new things and widen my skill set.

8/10

4. How busy were you on a daily basis?

For most of the placement I was very busy, although towards the end when I was wrapping up and handing over all of my projects it was hard to get stuck in to anything.

7/10

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

I was given a huge amount of repsonsibility, but it's not just loaded on you at once so don't be put off!I was given responsibility over projects, this was probably one of my favourite things about working at Unilever.

9/10

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

My degree was not related to the placement, but from a business point of view and learning the ins and outs of a large company it was a very useful year.

7/10

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The Organisation

7. What was the general atmosphere in your office?

The placement was brilliantly organised. All of the training and intro meetings were out of the way within a week or two, so that I could begin my project asap.

9/10

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

I had all of the relevant training alongside the permanent staff, and I got the impression that if I needed anything above and beyond this then they would have been willing to provide it.

8/10

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

Most impressive thing about the placement. I was given feedback on my strengths and room from improvement from as early as the phone call that offered me the position. They genuinely want you to do well.

7/10

10. What were the perks on your work placement?

  • Flexi Time
  • Subsidised Canteen
  • Sports and Social Club
  • Financial Bonus
  • Company Parties/Events
  • Staff Sales/Staff Shop
8/10

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

A year placement at a company will always help in finding a job with them in the future, though this is not a definite outcome.

7/10

Social

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

Yes, and over the summer there were summer placement students also. We organised events amongst ourselves and kept in contact throughout the year.

8/10

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

I was living at home, but from other students' experiences it seems as though it was rather expensive, although if your main office was inside the M25 you received a "London living allowance".

6/10

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

I worked in two offices, one in Surrey and one on Embankment in London. The Surrey office didn't have very much in the way of social opportunity but the City of London was great

7/10

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

There are plenty of things to do, however the limiting factor is time. Between work and completing Uni assignments, there wasn't much time left for outside activities.

8/10

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