Book shop assistant at Waterstones

Start Date:
2014
Location:
South East
Programme Type:
Work Experience
Salary:
£0 hourly
Review Date:
May 2017

Review Score

8.8 /10

1. Please give an overview of your role and what this involves on a day-to-day basis:

10/10

Stock check, cataloguing, customer assistance, tote unboxing

2. Have you learnt any new skills or developed existing skills?

8/10

Strength improved, organisation improved, problem solving improved, confidence increased

3. To what extent do you enjoy your programme?

9/10

Very enjoyable as I got a exclusive look at what it was like to work in retail

4. How valued do you feel by Waterstones?

9/10

Felt like a member of the team even though I was there for a very small amount of tike

5. How well organised/structured is your programme?

8/10

Very well structured, due to it being sorted out between me and the company

6a. How much support do you receive from your training provider?

10/10

Helped get things in motion but after that not much communication

6b. How much support do you receive from your employer?

10/10

Any questions I had were answered well and the employees were friendly

7. How well does your salary/package meet your costs?

9/10

It was unpaid work experience but I did receive a few free books during my time there

8. Are there many opportunities outside of work?

6/10

Not that I'm aware of

9. Would you recommend Waterstones to a friend?

Yes

9b. Why?

They were a good company to work for

10. What tips or advice would you give to others applying to Waterstones?

Be confident

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