Work closely with the Sales Analyst Manager in the setting-up of all internal and external relationship required in providing a comprehensive and regular review of the European interactive marketplace
Provide support to all data requirements including the management of weekly stock and sell-thru reporting on all WBIE & third party products
Using internal and external data sources provide regular market overview updates for key PAL territories and present findings to sales management group. Particularly platform trends, pricing and product analysis.
1. To what extent did you enjoy your work placement or internship?
Worked as part of a great team with exciting products in the year.
2. To what extent did you feel valued by your colleagues?
Responsibility was encouraged which really assists development in the year. Colleagues were always approachable.
3. To what extent were you given support and guidance by management/your supervisor(s)?
Always given guidance when required but at the same time left to approach certain tasks on my own to help the learning and development process.
4. How busy were you on a daily basis?
To an extent workload does fluctuate depending on products being released, however regular reports and competitor analysis mean there is always a steady stream of work.
5. How much responsibility were you given during your placement?
As the year progresses so does responsibility. Being left in charge of reports going to senior management on an international basis brings both confidence and the motivation to do well with the work you are given.
6. To what extent did/will the skills you developed, and training you received, assist you in your degree studies and beyond?
A majority of skills are developed due to the work, although training is provided throughout the year. Being trained externally in Excel was particularly useful not just for the CV but for this role and further jobs going forward.
7. What was the general atmosphere in your office?
Generally a good atmosphere particularly around the launches of titles.
8. How well organised was the overall work placement or internship set up?
Treated like a normal employee of the companuy throughout.
9. In terms of personal training and development, to what extent did the company or firm invest in you?
Funding for courses was provided which was useful as were courses such as time management and presentations at the workplace.
10. What were the perks on your work placement?
Staff Sales/Staff Shop
11. How appealing are future employment prospects within the organisation?
Although there is not currently a graduate scheme, past interns have been recruited in co-ordinator roles.
12. Was there a good social scene amongst any fellow placement students/colleagues?
Being in central London for a year is great, it's up to the interns if they get involved but regular nights out were held with a few of us.
13. What was the cost of living and socialising in the area you worked in?
Being in central London does come at a cost, but the salary helps cover this.
14. What was the Nightlife like in the area you worked?
Good nights out wherever you go with lots of options.
15. Were there many opportunities to get involved in activities outside of work?