Business Analyst at Unilever

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Duration
Internship (1-4 Months)
Region
Leatherhead Central London and City
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Salary
£18,000 - £19,999
Roles
Business Management Marketing

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7.8/10

The Role
8.2
Organisation
8.0

Socialising

7.0

The Role

Role Description

Working closely with management to prioritise business goals and information needs
Interpreting a project and the client’s requirements and evaluating all the options to identify potential solutions
Examining existing business models and flows of data, discussing findings with the client, and evaluating system specifications for business requirements

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

I thoroughly enjoyed the opportunity to meet new people and gain an insight into the working world. I would definitely recommend the scheme to others as I found it very valuable and enjoyed my time.

8/10

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

I was lucky enough to be able to work with the same team throughout the internship and so because of this I formed very close relationships with a number of people who will continue to be my friends even though my placement has now finished. There were of course some people who I did not form as close a relationship with, however for the most part I felt like an equally valued member of the team

7/10

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

My direct line manager and 'buddy' within the scheme were fantastic and a great inspiration. They were always happy and resourced to provide the best help and advice they could and this meant that I felt fully supported throughout my placement.

9/10

4. How busy were you on a daily basis?

I was given my own role and was expected to complete as any other full-time coworker. As a result I was constantly kept busy and people were comfortable asking me to do tasks and I became confident in completing them.

8/10

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

As I completed my work there I was given my own role which was valued across the team. This meant that I had specific responsibilities which the rest of the team relied on me to complete. I felt that within my project there was the opportunity to stretch yourself if you had the drive to do so.

8/10

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

The work specifically may not necessarily assist your degree, but the skills developed including: communication, co-operation, persistence and becoming more productive defiantly do. Going into my final year at University after having completed the 4 week internship has provided me with the ability to be able to get up each day and work longer hours than I have done so far for my degree. It has been valuable to have learned how to work effectively under pressure.

9/10

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The Organisation

7. What was the general atmosphere in your office?

The atmosphere was never dull. People were of course working hard but could spare the time for questions and were friendly. I noticed how positive a lot of the employees were and how each day you could expect to meet new people and sit somewhere different.

8/10

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

For me personally an unassigned week left it in my hands to get involved with other work. It worked perfectly for me but could imagine someone else not getting the full benefit of the time they have. The other 3 weeks went smoothly and I was always told where to be and at what time.

7/10

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

I felt very valued and was given various work which of course aided my development. I did not feel like the "typical" intern who was told to make coffees etc. Instead I felt there was a two-way relationship where Unilever and me, both wanted to get the most out of the experience as possible.

7/10

10. What were the perks on your work placement?

  • Subsidised Canteen
  • Sports and Social Club
  • Subsidised/Company Gym
  • Staff Sales/Staff Shop
8/10

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

Very appealing. The short insight just gives you a taster of what can be expected to work at Unilever full-time. It comes with the perks and of course more prospects to develop and progress throughout the company. I was offered a job and am excited to officially the company.

10/10

Social

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

I was invited to eat out for lunch on various occasions, met other interns after work and could always chat to anyone who was in the office. One improvement could be an organised "intern lunch" of some kind because it would be nice to start the 4 weeks knowing a few of the people who are also doing an internship.

8/10

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

Because I was sometimes taken out for lunch during the 4 weeks, the department covered the cost which is of course very nice. The cost of socialising can vary depending on bars you go to or what you do, but overall it was not really noticeable more expensive than you would expect!

7/10

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

I was working in a very social area and my team would often go out for drinks in the evening. As per the previous question I did not really feel that I could afford to do so and as a result I have reasonably limited experience of the Nightlife myself.

6/10

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

The company has social sports teams which colleagues can join if they so wish and our team was very social so we often met up after work and organised events. There are plenty of opportunities if you have time to organise some things yourself.

7/10

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