Everyone made an effort to set us work they thought would be interesting, and often it was. Sometimes there would be a period of several days when I would get quite bored, either due to not having enough work or it not being particularly enjoyable, but this was partly luck of the draw and was balanced out with occasions when the internship was enjoyable.
I thoroughly enjoyed my internship here. The work was rewarding and engaging, and the team was friendly and more than happy to help. The working conditions are very agile and free, allowing me to feel in control and comfortable in my work environment. Being trusted by my colleagues to do difficult work also made this internship enjoyable.
I felt that this placement gave me a good grounding in what it is like to work in an office environment, and as such what I enjoyed most was the opportunity to participate as a member of a team. I was made to feel very welcome over the course of my placement and it definitely made the experience more enjoyable.
The summer placement I have completed has been amazing. the people I have worked with have constantly been helping me to find opportunities to further my experience and learn about their business. In just a short period of time I feel I have really gained an insight into its everyday functioning and the processes it must utilise in order to be efficient.
My placement has been very interesting. I have learnt lots of useful and transferable skills that I am sure will help me in my final year of university. I was exposed to a wide range of interesting projects which always kept me on my toes and prevented the work from becoming boring.
I thoroughly enjoyed my time at DSTL. This is my second placement at this establishment and I feel this year has shown a significant improvement since my last placement. There were parts of the job that I considered to be slightly menial and repetitive, however the aim for this placement for me was to get as much variety as possible in the work I was given, and so this has allowed me to classify which areas I would like to continue my career in once I graduate.
I enjoyed my summer internship at DSTL. The work I was doing was interesting and relevant and I was kept busy throughout the duration of my stay. My colleagues were friendly and helpful. I also had a good relation with the other summer students and we regularly socialized together after work.
There were some fun parts and some not so fun parts overall. There was plenty of interesting work, however I didn't seem to be given much of it! The first few months of my placement were the most enjoyable as I was involved with a really interesting and challenging project. However towards the end of the placement I feel I was treated more as a cheap expendable employee rather than a student looking for professional development. I asked several times to be given tasks to enhance my computational physics and lab work skills, but these requests were mostly ignored despite there being plenty of work.
It was an enjoyable internship however there wasn't always a lot to do. When I was tasked with a real project, it was very enjoyable and I felt that I learnt a lot. This, however, wasn't always a lot to do and some tasks were very pointless and just ended up being a waste of time.
There was a good amount of work available so I was never bored. It was satisfying knowing that the work I was doing would be used by others. It was challenging work that meant it stayed interesting and it gave me a good insight into what working for DSTL would be like if I stayed on for the graduate scheme.
I found the placement very enjoyable as I was working in a great team of people who were all very helpful and friendly. The work itself included tasks which I had never done before and offered new and engaging learning experiences. I felt satisfied and accomplished after a day's work.
I really enjoyed my work with Dstl. They gave me fantastic insight into a flexible employee lifestyle where I worked with a team on various interesting projects. The projects were beyond anything that I expected and were therefore very engaging.
I enjoyed the placement, mainly due to the high level of work I had to undertake, which required scientific knowledge and understanding, but not a ridiculous level of specialisation. I also found the work life balance excellent, allowing me to spend free time in the evenings and flexi gave me a lot more of a summer than other employers would have
I enjoyed the placement immensely. I was immediately trained up for lab work involving research and development relevant to important customer deliverable reports. I was given responsibility over my own project at one point, and generally had a large degree of freedom over what work I could get involved in with the offer of any training required being company paid.
I was given a distinct lack of work, this meant I spent most of my days sitting waiting for something to do. When I was given work it was regularly either busy work which clearly was not actually going to be of use to anyone or it was something that did not require me to be remotely competent, such as reading hundreds of data points from graphs manually.
I thoroughly enjoyed my placement - I was given many opportunities I would not have otherwise experienced, and gained an insight into a fascinating area to work in. The majority of the work I took part in was not directly linked to work I had done at university (aside from through the tool I was using) yet I found the opportunity very interesting and the projects exciting.
I really enjoyed working within the Land Environment Group, Military Engineering Team at DSTL for my placement. My colleagues where very welcoming and supported me through my placement. Though my degree background is chemistry I was able to apply my analytical techniques into my work, which was very rewarding. The placement has not only broadened my knowledge in defence, it has also allowed me to gain skills that I can take into any aspect in the future.