Food and Beverage Intern

by Hilton

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  • The Role
  • The Company
  • The Culture

    The Role

  • 1. To what extent did you enjoy your work placement or internship?
  • Homesickness and the heat especially the humidity makes it really hard to settle in.


  • 2. To what extent did you feel valued by your colleagues?
  • 4/5

  • 3. To what extent were you given support and guidance by management/your supervisor(s)?
  • My supervisors always had my best interests at heart but higher management weren't really interested, as if I was just cheap labour to them.


  • 4. How busy were you on a daily basis?
  • South Carolina has major extremes in high and low seasons


  • 5. How much responsibility were you given during your placement?
  • 3/5

  • 6. To what extent did/will the skills you developed, and training you received, assist you in your degree studies and beyond?
  • My placement was the best and worst year of my life. I will definately use the skills that I learnt during the past year.


    The Company

  • 7. What was the general atmosphere in your office?
  • The other interns in the hotel made it fun. My peers kept me going!


  • 8. How well organised was the overall work placement or internship set up?
  • They just kind of left the interns too it. We went to our HR manager with problems and nothing was done about them. She had a capability of talking you out of how you were feeling. You'd leave thinking better, but none of the issues had been resolved.


  • 9. In terms of personal training and development, to what extent did the company or firm invest in you?
  • We had meetings every other week when we would learn about different areas of the hotel, but it tended to be a manager of the hotel just running us through their day for half and hour.


  • 10. What were the perks on your work placement?
  • 0/5

  • 11. How appealing are future employment prospects within the organisation?
  • I'd go back and visit just to see my old colleagues, but I would never work there again!


    The Culture

  • 12. Was there a good social scene amongst any fellow placement students/colleagues?
  • I was twenty for ten months of my placement in america......but there were a lot of other interns on the island, many of them english. We had loads of fun, water sports, beach life!


  • 13. What was the cost of living and socialising in the area you worked in?
  • Accommodation was expensive, but the rent came straight out of your pay (bi weekly) living is generally cheap out there.


  • 14. What was the Nightlife like in the area you worked?
  • It's not a party island, but there are a lot of things and places to go that can be really fun. Lots of sports bars and one 24 hour place. Kareoke, dancing on bars, lots of outside bars.


  • 15. Were there many opportunities to get involved in activities outside of work?
  • In the high season theres lots of water sports you can do.


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Placement Year (10 Months+)

Food and Drink


August 2008

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