I thoroughly enjoyed my placement at the Met Office. The mix of being directly involved with projects from day one and the enthusiasm and support of all colleagues made this placement better than I could have thought. I was able to learn new technologies, experiment and directly contribute to production systems all within a short period of 12 months.
I loved every minute of my placement, the culture is amazing at the met office so you always feel welcome there. Everyone is so helpful and the variety of work you get is amazing. The flexibility of being able to dip into other teams is also great and would totally recommend it.
I loved being on placement at the Met Office, it was the one placement I truly wanted and to this day I'm still astounded that I actually got in. The people were great, I was able to learn so much in so many different ways and I was sad to leave. I really felt like I was part of the organisation and not just a placement student. The work was varied which allowed me to get involved in many different areas.
I learned more within a year, than i could have ever of expected. The placement was fun, engaging and enlightening. All of the projects I worked on were fun and strengthened my knowledge. The people I met within the year gave me motive to work hard and the history of the Office was so interesting.
I thoroughly enjoyed my placement year with the Met Office. My work was varied and grew my skills in Web Development immensely which helped me with my final year of study. I felt like my contributions/work was valued by my team and others across the office who I got a chance to work with, the work that I did was rewarding and interesting.
My placement at the Met Office was extremely enjoyable. I was offered the perfect amount of support I need to thrive and grow in the workplace. I was working within a friendly but professional team with a real sense of comradery. There were a great many opportunities and resources throughout the Met Office, helping it feel like a community. For example, their “Guilds” and “techconnect meetups” were great ways for developers to collaborate. Their onsite gym with showers and changing room made cycling too and from work far easier. They also have a Karate club which I joined during lunch breaks and before work (amongst other clubs).