I have thoroughly enjoyed my placement at Tata Steel Port Talbot . I have enjoyed learning about and experiencing workload in internal communication, external communication and community liaison. I have enjoyed being able to visit other sites of Tata Steel including Corby and Ijmuiden and increasing my knowledge of Communication as a function and learning about the steel industry and steel making process.
The work was interesting. I worked in the projects department as a project engineer. This was enjoyable as it offered different challenges then I have experience in university. The only issue was getting information about a system from some of the engineers on plant as it would take a while to do so and require a lot of chasing up.
The placement was challenging and I got a lot of responsibility for important projects for the site. It was made to be very difficult because of the university work that I had to complete at the same time of the placement, which took something away from the experience. However, it will be very useful experience for my future career.
Overall I enjoyed my work placement, there are several aspects of the job that I have found good such as the coding i have taught myself and done as part of my placement. Other parts of my job such as taking magnetic measurements have been okay. I have also enjoyed the experience of living in another country.
Placement starts you off with a bit of training and getting to know your skills. Before that you are properly introduced to the business and to your role, along with a tour of your workplace and the site. Once they determine your skill level you are immediately put on to work on a project. Once you learn more about how things are done and show potential they might intrust you with your own project giving you full responsibility providing the full time job experience expected.
I really enjoyed my time at Tata Steel in Port Talbot. It was a great opportunity to work in a very large organization and work on a few important projects which the business is currently using at that site. I loved my time there, all the staff were friendly and helpful.
I really enjoyed my year placement with Tata Steel shotton, I was able to use the knowledge I learnt at university to practical effect. And the amount I learnt here was unreliable, there is such a wealth of knowledge on site it was really interesting working with such a diverse range of people.
I have thoroughly enjoyed my placement. Since starting I have learned a great deal. This includes not only technical knowledge but also management skills. It has forced me to become a lot more organised. Day to day life is interesting as new problems occur and we have to investigate and fix them.
I had a certain level of satisfaction as i was involved in projects that needed my hands on experience, i had the opportunity to travel to other company sites in Sweden, Coventry and Rotherham. All these gave me the chance to interact with different people, gain new ideas and get the best out of my placement.
It was a great experience working as a part of big team with people from different background and skill sets. It definitely helped me develop my soft and technical skills. Even though being the least experienced member in the team, I was encouraged and appreciated to bring innovative ideas to table and in the end, I felt like I was making a difference. It has been a great experience which will definitely help me throughout my career.
I really enjoyed my placement, I found it extremely rewarding and enriching process that I hope will hugely benefit my career in the future. I particularly enjoyed the lab side of my placement, allowing me to design experiments and see them all the way through to results. I was also lucky enough to visit the Netherlands site which was a huge privilege and a great learning experience.