I really enjoyed my year in industry based in Hull, and now feel like I would apply for a similar role post-graduation.
I really enjoyed spending time on the trading floor, discovering all the jobs in here and networking with recent graduate as well as senior management.
I absolutely loved my placement and I would recommend it to anybody interested in R&D. RB is a great company to work for and the diversity within the brands enable you to cover a range of responsibilities throughout the year.
It took a while to get into it as I had no idea what Regulatory and Compliance was, however when I become more confident in the work I was doing I was able to enjoy the job day to day
some good days, some bad days. overall not bad, but a lot of the time the tasks were not challenging
I found that the job itself was quite easy and lacked a little challenge, so I proposed new ideas and was somewhat allowed to set my own tasks which made up for this.
I enjoyed the work, I was given a good mixture of work which related to my modules at university but perhaps could have been challenged/pushed more.
The work was varied some days it was interesting and others it wasn't but on the whole I enjoyed the work.
To begin with it was a struggle as I had never worked a full time job before or lived away from home. The people here were excellent and before I new it I was a fully fledged member of the team and having an excellent time!
Work was always present at varying levels of difficulty, a good challenge with a lot of pressure at times.
A very good placement, however as a designer it is not a company that is too focused about design
A very good experience overall, was exposed to a wide variety of different people at all levels and cultures. Can be stressful, more so than other placements within the same company eg R&D.
I have gained fantastic experience with SAP & SQL, I have also learnt alot about general business & how to work in a real working environment.
Had a lot of freedom in developing my assigned projects, in terms of research, contacting suppliers, chemical formulation and experiment design and execution, as well as sensory testing and data compilation.
I always have enough work and it is interesting.
Very friendly people, the job could get a little repetitive if you let it.