Had some really interesting projects that due to the sensitive/commercial reasons you wouldn't be able to do at any other place so was quite a unique opportunity. I really liked the fact that the work you do can potentially have a direct impact on helping our armed services. The work was really varied and luckily wasn't just stuck in an office the whole time as I was able to go out and participate in a few field trials.
Working at the company felt very relaxed, there was still lots of work to do but everyone is very supportive and very helpful. The work was interesting and others will definitely come by and have a chat to make sure you're getting on okay.
First 6 months very slow and not what was expecting as an engineering student. The company suites to office way of life and analyst skills only seem envolve maths as a statistical skill requirement. Not the place to be for a hands on person / hands dirty person.
There were periods during my placement where work for me was thin on the ground. However, when I was given work and things to do the work was interesting and very often enjoyable. My placement also offered some very unique experiences that few would get to do.