This review was submitted over 4 years ago, so some of the information it contains may no longer be relevant.
- 1. To what extent did you enjoy your work placement or internship?
- 2. To what extent did you feel valued by your colleagues?
- 3. To what extent were you given support and guidance by management/your supervisor(s)?
- 4. How busy were you on a daily basis?
- 5. How much responsibility were you given during your placement?
- 6. To what extent did/will the skills you developed, and training you received, assist you in your degree studies and beyond?
- 7. What was the general atmosphere in your office?
- 8. How well organised was the overall work placement or internship set up?
- 9. In terms of personal training and development, to what extent did the company or firm invest in you?
- 10. What were the perks on your work placement?
- 11. How appealing are future employment prospects within the organisation?
- 12. Was there a good social scene amongst any fellow placement students/colleagues?
- 13. What was the cost of living and socialising in the area you worked in?
- 14. What was the Nightlife like in the area you worked?
- 15. Were there many opportunities to get involved in activities outside of work?
It has been a wonderful experience that gave me the opportunity to work in the industry (Real work experience). Despite being given a role I knew nothing about prior to joining, I have received support, knowledge and new skillsets from my colleagues. A lot of development opportunities are available for students, such as training courses.
I feel tremdously valued by my colleagues. This is reflected in the recognitions I received and the days out with colleagues outside of working hours. Computacenter are also very willing to help students with work relating to their University. For example, if it's a project or dissertation that's relating to the organisation, the people at Computacenter will be lending a helping hand at providing information about the company and guidance.
I was provided with training on the job for the first month, and was able to work with regular advice and guidance from my colleagues. Everyone is very friendly, so I was never afraid to ask when I didn't understand something.
Usually quite busy, so I got a lot of real work experience.
I think I was given quite a lot of responsibilities during the year, and this shows that my team had confidence in me.
I think my skills had developed tremendously over the 14 months I was in Computacenter. Such as time management, communication, confidence and problem solving. I've also received training in Emotional Intelligence, Assertiveness, Influencing and Persuading, Excel Intermediate and Developing Presentation Skills. Overall I think each skill I gained and course I attended will assist me greatly in the future as they will be applicable to all sort of roles and situations.
There has been a lot of fun moments in the office, but everyone are also very focused on their jobs. I think it was a good balance between the two.
It was well organised, but I also think there are room for improvement to make the experience more standardised with a good balance between development and work.
There has been many training and development opportunities. Such as courses and learning about the different areas of the company as well as their processes. Courses included: • Emotional Intelligence • Assertiveness • Influencing and Persuading • Excel Intermediate • Developing Presentation Skills
The future employment prospects are very appealing. A lot of opportunities in the organisation and the employees there are great to work with.
Yes. Where possible, the students will have lunch together to catch up on what everyone is doing. Events are organised amongst both students and colleagues outside of work.
There are pubs and the local forum for students.
Yes. Sometimes events are organised in London. (Such as EscapeHunt). There were also team night outs etc.
Placement Year (10 Months+)