Placement Year Details

  • Job Title: Applications Engineer
  • Start Date: 2010
  • Length: Placement Year (10 Months+)
  • Location: Newbury ,
    South East
  • Salary: £16,000 - £17,999
  • Roles: Computer Science, Electronic and Electrical Engineering, Engineering,
  • Reviewer’s Course: Electronic Engineering
  • Reviewer’s University: University of Surrey
  • Review Date:

Job Title: Applications Engineer

Overall Rated 7.7

10 1

★★★★★★★★☆☆

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The Role

Role Description

Help and Support customers with a wide variety of applications, including both software and hardware. Teaching customers and colleagues about products and services National Instruments has to offer.

1. To what extent did you enjoy your work placement or internship?
★★★★★★★★☆☆

Rated 8/10

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2. To what extent did you feel valued by your colleagues?
★★★★★★★★★

Rated 9/10

Working for National Instruments I was made to feel welcome and treated well from the very start, they are very considerate and will to help.

3. To what extent were you given support and guidance by management/your supervisor(s)?
★★★★★★★★☆☆

Rated 8/10

There is always support and guidance when it is needed.

4. How busy were you on a daily basis?
★★★★★★☆☆☆☆

Rated 6/10

The work load varies quite considerably, many occasions we have worked late to get work done. This is not required but it is noticed and rewarded.

5. How much responsibility were you given during your placement?
★★★★★★★★☆☆

Rated 8/10

You are given complete freedom, but are expected to complete your work.

6. To what extent did/will the skills you developed, and training you received, assist you in your degree studies and beyond?
★★★★★★★★★★

Rated 10/10

Over £20K worth of training provided by National Instruments, as well as certification I am in good stead for any graduate job I choose.

The Organisation

7. What was the general atmosphere in your office?
★★★★★★★★★★

Rated 10/10

We all have a laugh, but we always get the work done. Work hard, play hard!

8. How well organised was the overall work placement or internship set up?
★★★★★★★★★★

Rated 10/10

Not a moment was It poorly organised, all credit to the line mangers at National Instruments!

9. In terms of personal training and development, to what extent did the company or firm invest in you?
★★★★★★★★★★

Rated 10/10

over £20k worth of software training!

10. What were the perks on your work placement?
★★★★★☆☆☆☆☆

Rated 5/10

  • Subsidised/Company Gym
11. How appealing are future employment prospects within the organisation?
★★★★★☆☆☆☆☆

Rated 5/10

If you work hard and do well, then high.

Other Information

12. Was there a good social scene amongst any fellow placement students/colleagues?
★★★★★★★★★★

Rated 10/10

was a great laugh, never a dull weekend...

13. What was the cost of living and socialising in the area you worked in?
★★★☆☆☆☆☆☆☆

Rated 3/10

Newbury is quite up-market and can be very expensive, especially if your used to northern prices

14. What was the Nightlife like in the area you worked?
★★★★★☆☆☆☆☆

Rated 5/10

average.

15. Were there many opportunities to get involved in activities outside of work?
★★★★★★★★☆☆

Rated 8/10

more often than not, there is something going on.

Final Average Overall Review Ratings

Calculated by combining the answers in each section. Back to Top

  • The Role Overall

    ★★★★★★★★☆☆
  • The Organisation Overall

    ★★★★★★★★☆☆
  • Everything Else Overall

    ★★★★★★★☆☆☆

The final verdict…

On average, this placement student rated National Instruments with a 7.7 star rating average.

★★★★★★★★☆☆

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