Drawn from the best perks offered by the companies in its “Top 100 Undergraduate Employers” list, RateMyPlacement created the ultimate dream job description.
“You will spend your year in an exciting, supportive environment in which your progress is guided by both your line manager and an appointed buddy, who will act as your confidante and friend throughout the placement,” it said. “The work will always be stimulating and you’ll be given space and time to grow and to learn.
“You will be given access to a range of sumptuous perks including theatre vouchers, ice-cream at your desk, lunchtime yoga sessions and Friday fancy dress parties at the complimentary company bar. You may even represent your company at cricket or netball.”
It concluded: “Your year will end with either the offer of a job or an unbeatable reference in your back pocket and a portfolio of experience to entice and delight potential employers. You will look back and think of your placement or internship as one of the very best experiences of your life.”The description comes just weeks after it was revealed that more than 50 per cent of UK graduates are currently employed in non-graduate jobs – one of the worst rates in Europe. And it came hand in hand with a table, which ranked organisations that had provided 15 or more students a year with placements, internships, vacation schemes and insights. At the top of the list is Bank of America Merrill Lynch, which allegedly finally gained the coveted number one spot after several years of steady progress up the chart. The bank received reviews averaging over 9.05 out of ten in areas such as the amount of responsibility given, feeling valued by colleagues, impression of the company overall, training opportunities and transferable skills gained. The dominance of financial companies in the Top 100 is clear but there have also been successes in other sectors. Warner Bros climbed an impressive 39 places to occupy the number three spot, and suggested that it had a plethora of perks to offer. These include employee and family movie screenings, tickets to television show tapings, discounted merchandise at several of the studio’s stores, discounts at both local and national businesses, and regular opportunities to enter to win prizes. Read more about undergraduates and universities:
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