I hadn't written a lot of code before starting and I found the process of learning new langauges and approaches to a problem interesting and ultimately very satisfying when things 'just worked'. Outside of work the social events (pub trips, sports and hobbies) were a good way to catch up with other interns and meet other employees, which was interesting as well as useful.
I really enjoyed my internship. The work was stimulating and interesting. I learnt a lot of new things and I believe that my programming ability has come on a lot. I got on well with the people I was working with and I felt that they were very helpful when I had questions about what I was doing.
I enjoyed my placement. The work I was doing was fulfilling and felt like a valuable contribution to the company. All of the people were nice, and the frequent free drinks / meals were very enjoyable on evenings. The company houses provided are large with nice facilities, and the other interns were friendly and welcoming. I would recommend applying for an internship at Metaswtich.
I thoroughly enjoyed my internship. The work was challenging and interesting, though I never felt out of my depth. The work environment is supportive and seemingly remarkably free of office politics. The social scene with the other interns was also a very enjoyable part of the internship; lots of pub trips were involved!
This was extremely enjoyable. I was given a challenging problem to solve but with the support of my team and mentor I have been able to develop a series of tools to solve the problem. Throughout the process I have learnt about all the key stages of development, improved my communication skills and have come a long way towards becoming the professional I want to be.
I really enjoyed my time at Metaswitch. I think it gave me a lot of useful skills that I can take away, and the working atmosphere is fantastic. I was made very welcome from before day one, and throughout the internship I was supported and guided. The company clearly put a lot of emphasis on training and developing their interns
I really enjoyed the work and being part of the team. The work was challenging and completely new which meant that you definitely learn a lot while on the job but that's a good thing as once you finish you want to know more about what you were doing (at least I did). It was a good learning curve and would definitely carry it out again.
I really enjoyed the internship. My favourite part was the "Vacathon", a three-day hackathon for all the UK-based interns working over the summer. We worked quite late into the night developing our project, eating a large range of complimentary food. At the end we watched all the groups' presentations which were generally well-presented and amusing. Some of the projects were very impressive.
I've learnt novel scripting languages and worked with company systems. That has it's pros and cons: It gave me an overview of what Metaswitch was doing and introduced me to good coding habits, but sometimes felt quite boring. I was not always confident that my work was useful (even though later I realized that it is) and sometimes had to deal with things that I didn't find very interesting. Well, my goal was to find out if I'd like to work in telecommunication software, and I think I've achieved that.
I really enjoyed working at Metaswitch over the summer. I didn't have too many expectations coming into it as I don't have any experience in coding but I enjoyed it more than I thought I would and definitely learnt a lot of valuable skills which will be useful for me in the future.
Parts of this internship were very enjoyable. Meeting, and spending time with, the other interns was very enjoyable - Metaswitch seems to attract good people to work for it. Another highlight was the "vacathon" - a 3 day hackathon. There were a few downsides, but I think they mostly revolved around the fact that I think software engineering might just not be for me.
I really enjoyed my internship. The work was interesting, and I got on well with my team and with the other interns. There were lots of great events outside of work, including free pub drinks every week or so, a 3-day Hackathon and the "Enger Games": a competition between the departments in a variety of sports and games. I'm definitely coming back next year