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Rating

3.9/5
  • The Role
    4.1
  • The Company
    3.5
  • The Culture
    4.1

    The Role

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

    4/5

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

    5/5

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

    4/5

  • 4. How busy were you on a daily basis?
  • Usually quite busy, so I got a lot of real work experience.

    4/5

  • 5. How much responsibility were you given during your placement?
  • I think I was given quite a lot of responsibilities during the year, and this shows that my team had confidence in me.

    5/5

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

    5/5

    The Company

  • 7. What was the general atmosphere in your office?
  • 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.

    4/5

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

    4/5

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

    4/5

  • 10. What were the perks on your work placement?
  • National Travel

    Company Parties/Events

    3/5

  • 11. How appealing are future employment prospects within the organisation?
  • The future employment prospects are very appealing. A lot of opportunities in the organisation and the employees there are great to work with.

    4/5

    The Culture

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

    5/5

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

    4/5

  • 14. What was the Nightlife like in the area you worked?
  • There are pubs and the local forum for students.

    4/5

  • 15. Were there many opportunities to get involved in activities outside of work?
  • Yes. Sometimes events are organised in London. (Such as EscapeHunt). There were also team night outs etc.

    5/5

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Placement Year (10 Months+)

Greater London

August 2015


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