My role as a student initially invovled supportiung the team on their own problem solving topics in the plant, and then developed into me leading my own topics autonomously by the end of the year. Outside of this, I also had lots of personal development tasks that I worked on to ensure I was developing continuously
I loved working at Rolls Royce as a supply chain intern. It gave me the social skills and confidence to kick on with my career, having previously been unsure about what I should do. Moreover, the supply chain industry is a dynamic one, undergoing a lot of digital transformation, and it was exciting to see how Rolls Royce are coping with it. Therefore, I learnt a lot about the way in which supply chains are being disrupted at a global level.
The year gave me great experience and i was fully integrated into a project development team. I was given proper work to complete with strict deadlines and left to solve many problems on my own. The year was gave me the opportunity to solve problems and work with people from all over the company as well as meet many colleagues and discuss other roles within the company. I didnt feel like an intern, but like a full-time employee at the company.
It was an amazing experience, the work was both challenging and interesting. There were a lot of opportunities for me to learn and work. They provided many resources to help us understand and adapt to the work culture and the business. Such as training courses and seminars where people from different parts of the business will explain the work and development that are on going. My colleagues are very kind, knowledgeable and they are delightful to work with.
It was a great opportunity to learn more about how a large engineering company operates and what is needed to make things work. There were lots of opportunities to get involved in different areas of the business and most of the people were really helpful and supportive. The only down side would be that working for a large company sometimes you can just feel like a number. In general, I enjoyed my placement and it was great for my development.
The placement was a wonderful opportunity to learn new skills relevant to my degree under study. There is a real learning atmosphere around you when you start. Everyone is willing to help and aid you. The fact that you are not looked down upon or treated unfairly because you are a junior employee, makes the placement worth it and enjoyable. Of course, it all depends on what you make of it. If you fail to make use of the learning opportunities which are within plain sight, you will find the whole placement a real bore and unfulfilling.
I applied for and received an offer for the General Engineering placement year. The team I was allocated was at the complete other end of the spectrum to what I talked about in my interview, and was in the last area I would have picked in the company. At the end of the internship and after reflection of my projects, I realised that the tasks I had been given were not General/Design Engineering related, and instead were more akin to Manufacturing Engineering/Project Management. I was given an opportunity to spend 1-2 days a week on another project, but this did not offset the low satisfaction and motivation due to my project allocation. HR did not do much to help apart from tell me to talk to my line manager, who explained that the project I was doing was business-critical, yet apparently not critical enough to have a full-time qualified employee working on it, instead of me - a year-long intern. It was a very long, demotivating, year; and I think interns should not expect to be given exciting engineering tasks. It seems like they are given the unpopular projects that current graduates have not chosen.
I enjoyed my placement much more than I was expecting to. I had a role that was very much hands on, spending approximately 50% of my time in the laboratory, and 50% at my desk. I believe this was a good balance, and suited me. There were approximately 10 Interns in total, and I enjoyed the various courses outside of normal work that we participated in. The department I worked in enabled me to travel across the country on site visits. These allowed me to witness the cooperation that occurs between companies, and was extremely insightful.
I thoroughly enjoyed my internship. I was fortunate enough to meet plenty of kind, interesting, knowledgeable people and carry meaningful work. I was able to develop many of the valuable skills I was hoping to use. I got to understand the company's operations quite well and learn from several of the sectors that comprise the business. I also attended very interesting events, activities and courses which helped ensure that my experience was varied throughout. It was a great place to work in.
I gained valuable experience in working at the company and got to become a key member of the team. I didn’t feel like the added intern l, but just like any other member of the team. I was given important tasks and official deadlines to meet. This helped me gain experience in all areas of the business and in the department I was working. I was also introduced to the other interns which made my year much more enjoyable.
Great place to work. I enjoyed the variety in my job and the level of responsibility I was given. Normally in internships, the intern is treated with less importance than the rest of the team but this internship was great as I really felt my team trusted me and believed in my decision making skills. It was enjoyable to work within a professional workplace and to learn how to adapt to the corporate life that I wasn't used to.
The placement was a great experience overall. I worked in the central manufacturing team which works with smaller manufacturing teams throughout the entire business. This, as well as a more hands-off manager allowed me to really tailor the internship to what I was interested in, allowing me to try many different projects and roles within manufacturing engineering. As well as the work itself, the people I worked with were almost universally friendly and approachable and the relatively large group of interns in the department made every day even more enjoyable.
Real experience, positive and progressive workforce.Amazing to see what the business environment was actually like. All employees loved working for the business and actually wanted to be there! Would definitely recommend to a friend or another student (I was working in finance in the UK) . Amazing again, as mentioned.
I enjoyed the subject area I was tasked with, however, I felt that the pace of work was very slow (in the Bristol Defence function of the company) and there were not enough intermediate deliverables to keep me motivated. Although I was given direction when I requested it, I felt that unprompted technical input was lacking - not useful for an engineering placement.
The engineering summer internship was within the Fleet Development Team, in Derby (Civil Aerospace). Although on the whole the placement was ok, I wouldn't say it was extremely enjoyable, just a standard 9 to 5 style job. The work wasn't particularly inspiring nor did it have a creative aspect, but consisted mainly of administrative tasks and project management.
I was located in Derby in the Civil Aerospace Assembly Factory for 10 weeks. The placement was very enjoyable, mainly due to the practical nature of the work (on the shop floor, interacting with fitters and having hands on experience with the engines). Although the placement was a typical 9-5, the team made it more of a lovely environment than some of the other offices I have worked in.