Applications Engineer

  • Placement Year (10 Months+)
Duration
Placement Year (10 Months+)
Location
Newbury , South East
Salary
£16,000 - £17,999
Roles
Computer Science, Electronic and Electrical Engineering, Engineering,
Course
Electronic Engineering
University
University of Surrey
Review Date
  • Overall Rating

    7.7
  • The Role Overall

    8.2
  • The Organisation Overall

    8.0
  • Social Overall

    6.5

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?

8

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

9

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)?

8

There is always support and guidance when it is needed.

4. How busy were you on a daily basis?

6

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?

8

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?

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?

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?

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?

10

over £20k worth of software training!

10. What were the perks on your work placement?

10
  • Subsidised/Company Gym
  • Company Parties/Events

11. How appealing are future employment prospects within the organisation?

5

If you work hard and do well, then high.

Social

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

10

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

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

3

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?

5

average.

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

8

more often than not, there is something going on.