I enjoyed the work placement year overall and had many challenges to overcome. Of course there are some tedious aspects of any jobs, but the work environment was pleasant in terms of both the people and the actual office area. The office location was located in a 'busy' area in terms of driving traffic so made commuting difficult and tiresome. The work was fulfilling with most of the time options to complete other tasks if there was not much work. There was also multiple opportunities and experiences in terms of out of the office training, interviews and careers fairs.
I thoroughly enjoyed my internship at this company. Working within both the Simcenter Flotherm XT and Reduced Order Modelling Team allowed me to learn a host of software and applications necessary for testing. I also had many great opportunities to get involved in additional activities outside testing such as attending careers fairs and creating video tutorials, which greatly developed my overall skillset. The ability to hone these skills into a project conducted over the year was a fantastic experience.
I have enjoyed my internship at Mentor very much. It has been a valuable experience to work in an engineering company, learning how the skills that I have gained through my degree may be applied in the workplace. I have gained insights into the software industry and development process and increased my awareness of a career path I had not considered before. The working environment at Mentor was open and welcoming, and the staff friendly.
I thoroughly enjoyed my time spent at Mentor. It was challenging, but I was well supported by those around me and I've learned a lot throughout the course of the year. The placement has given me a better idea of some of the wider industries to which an engineering degree is applicable.
I really enjoyed my internship at Siemens! The people I worked with were really nice and energizing. For example, when I did good work, I would get lots of recognition and praise from my team. Throughout the year I had opportunities to to work on numerous projects and travel to events. I was given a lot of responsibility which made the placement really useful as I could easily see if I could see myself doing this career after University.
My placement at Siemens Oxford was really enjoyable. From the first day I was exposed to a wide variety of projects that required a lot of work to complete. My day to day role involved dealing with daily issues on the production ship floor and then working on projects during the remaining time. This was my first exposure to an Engineering environment and was a real eye opener. Overall the placement was extremely enjoyable !
I really enjoyed the placement, the people were very supportive and knowledgeable in their areas, the office was in a great location. I found living in Northampton very difficult and commuting was difficult, it was also hard being so far from where my friends and family were, but the actual placement was very good. It helped me with my C# programming skills and I hope to be able to go into software engineering in future jobs.
I really enjoyed the placement as it gave me a completely new experience. I enjoyed doing Show and tells as it was a chance to help improve my presentation and public speaking skills. The learning aspect was the most enjoyable. Learning how to do regressions and running investigations, running automated tests. However I found learning how to code especially difficult and I didn't feel like I was given sufficient training. Although I wanted to learn, I didn't enjoy learning coding due to the difficulty and little direction with learning.
I loved my work placement. I was based in Lincoln where they make small industrial Gas turbines. The balance between work and home life was great, and the level of trust I gained from my colleagues was also fantastic. I had the right amount of freedom to do what I wanted, and support when I needed it. There is also a great network of fellow interns, apprentices, and graduates to make up another network of people to make friends with on placement.
The project I worked on was very interesting and added real value to the business and team I was working in. I was given the opportunity to feed back the results of my placement to the Senior Management Team. It was fantastic that my work added value to the company. Additionally, I managed to learn a lot through the work I was doing and also got to see other parts of the business throughout my time there.
I have thoroughly enjoyed my time at Siemens. The work has been fairly constant throughout the placement apart from the first few weeks where the work was a bit limited. But, all my fellow employees have been very friendly, helpful and approachable throughout my time here and i would not hesitate to work for this company if i was given the offer in the future post graduation.
I really enjoyed this summer, it has been my best placement so far. We were given projects of real value, everyone in the office is really nice and helpful, and the working hours are very flexible in case you have personal problems. Having multiple interns also made the start of the internship more enjoyable.
I really enjoyed my time at Siemens. I learnt an enormous amount and developed a lot as an engineer. I was very impressed by the level of investment in their staff (computers, office environment all to an excellent standard etcetera). I think having done this placement will help me with my degree.
I really enjoyed working with various people, on various tasks. I could mix between different things, rather than being stuck on one job. Nevertheless, I would've preferred a more technical internship, as I was primarily sat at a computer making spreadsheets or word documents outlining governance or policies. I understand this is completely necessary in a job, but I would've enjoyed learning more coding or trying to work out a particular failure in a component. I don't believe I used any of my engineering background throughout the internship, which was a slight shame.
Learnt more in the last year than in the previous 2 years of University. Learning curve was steep and enjoyable, and my work in Technology Development was a nice mixture of Applied Physics, Material Science and Electrical Engineering. It was not all rainbows and unicorns of course, but I learnt so many valuable (and marketable!) skills that it was certainly well worth it.
I thoroughly enjoyed my placement with Siemens DI. The work given to me was challenging and engaging. It also felt valuable and I never felt like I was wasting my time. In general people within the office are very friendly. As such, it's always easy to obtain help when you feel you need it.
Not only was the work and tasks enjoyable but there was a strong sense of belonging and community due to the friendliness of the company. Everyone is welcoming and being in the minority age group of being younger there was lots of involvement with other interns or graduates to make friends.