Indirect purchaser at BMW Group

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Duration
Placement Year (10 Months+)
Region
Oxford East of England
Review Date
Salary
£14,000 - £15,999
Roles
Administration/Secretarial

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5.5/10

The Role
6.7
Organisation
4.8

Socialising

4.5

The Role

Role Description

Processing paperwork for BMW Oxford, Hams Hall and Swindon Plants Stores.
Negotiating with suppliers on a daily basis
Office administration
Supplier sustainability project

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

I liked my job however it was all very boring admin tasks. It felt like a cheap labour rather than a an actual learning job. I wasn't given many different tasks to challenge and improve myself. I could of developed a lot more if I got involve in more projects rather than just checking and preparing paperwork

6/10

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

My colleagues are generally very nice. The best thing was everyone is welcome and didn't mind me asking questions.

8/10

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

I didn't get much training and support. Most of the time I had to learn by myself and find my own ways to solve problems

6/10

4. How busy were you on a daily basis?

It depends. Some days are very busy, some just quiet. But I had work to do everyday

7/10

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

Not so much. Since I don't get to do different things. My tasks are 90% administrations

5/10

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

I have become a different person after a placement year. I trained myself to be punctual, professional in writing and speaking. I've gained a lot of knowledge in the real business world. I've made a lot of contacts.

8/10

The Organisation

7. What was the general atmosphere in your office?

It also depends. My colleagues are hard working so it motivates me more.

8/10

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

Not very organised.

6/10

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

There wasn't any proper trainings for me. I had to learn by myself as I go

4/10

10. What were the perks on your work placement?

1/10

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

I still would love to come back after I graduate but I will apply to different positions. I think the placement year was boring in terms of tasks but I'm sure the actual jobs are a lot more interesting. Since I have already had a good insight of the company, it would be even easier

5/10

Social

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

Not so many

3/10

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

Rent is expensive as well as restaurants.
My salary was low

3/10

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

There are many places to go for dinner, drinks and clubbing.

7/10

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

I went to the gym and that's all

5/10