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Rating

4/5
  • The Role
    4.4
  • The Company
    3.6
  • The Culture
    3.9

    The Role

  • 1. To what extent did you enjoy your work placement or internship?
  • I really enjoyed my placement, it was a great year to join the business! I have had so many highlights over the last year. Couldn't have picked a better business.

    5/5

  • 2. To what extent did you feel valued by your colleagues?
  • I got on very well with everyone in my office, they always praised me for the work I did and gave feedback when I needed.

    5/5

  • 3. To what extent were you given support and guidance by management/your supervisor(s)?
  • I have meetings with my manager whenever I needed them. As he sat across the desk it was always easy to ask him questions if I ever needed anything. He gave me advise on projects when I was struggling.

    5/5

  • 4. How busy were you on a daily basis?
  • I never had a quiet moment the whole year I was at Mercedes, at times the work load was a lot but it was a good challenge.

    4/5

  • 5. How much responsibility were you given during your placement?
  • Throughout the year I was given more responsibilities as my projects increased. This meant I could learn a lot quicker and took ownership over my work.

    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 will be able to take my work ethic back to university with me. I have also learnt a lot about how businesses are run and the real life HR.

    4/5

    The Company

  • 7. What was the general atmosphere in your office?
  • Really good, everyone got on really well! The office was always a nice place to be, we did social events and made sure everyone felt involved.

    5/5

  • 8. How well organised was the overall work placement or internship set up?
  • I think it was well organised, I had set projects throughout the year with clear deadlines to work towards.

    4/5

  • 9. In terms of personal training and development, to what extent did the company or firm invest in you?
  • I was sent on a few training courses throughout the year and had access to online classes if I ever needed any extra help with Microsoft. I believe the business invested money into training if I needed it for my role.

    4/5

  • 10. What were the perks on your work placement?
  • Subsidised Canteen

    Company Parties/Events

    Staff Sales/Staff Shop

    Above 25 days holiday

    3/5

  • 11. How appealing are future employment prospects within the organisation?
  • I work love to go back, however they do not have a position for a HR graduate next year. However I will keep my eye out just encase something comes up.

    4/5

    The Culture

  • 12. Was there a good social scene amongst any fellow placement students/colleagues?
  • Yes, we have work nights out and meals throughout the year. The placements also have organised social events and as most live with each other it has created a really nice atmosphere this year.

    5/5

  • 13. What was the cost of living and socialising in the area you worked in?
  • Housing and living is really cheap in Northampton and there is a range of things to do around the area. There is also good access to London and the M1 so we could travel to local cities and theme parks for social events.

    5/5

  • 14. What was the Nightlife like in the area you worked?
  • There were places to go out however it wasn't as busy as a massive city. Coming from Newcastle it was a but of a change to then go out in Northampton.

    3/5

  • 15. Were there many opportunities to get involved in activities outside of work?
  • There are a few sport events outside of work and every local village had teams you could join if you wanted. We many just did things with the other placement students.

    4/5

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Placement Year (10 Months+)

Human Resources

East Midlands

4th September 2015


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