This varied depending on the work I was given. A lot of the work that I was given wasn´t mentally chalenging although the project I was given was challenging, it didn´t take up enough of my time. I also had a brilliant time taking part in trials
This was my first job, so I didn't have much to compare it to. Overall I found it to be very enjoyable and worthwhile, although my security clearance was 3 months late in coming through and so my start was badly delayed. As a result I missed out on some of the introduction to the organisation that could have improved my experiences.
This placement came with its peaks and lows, however the peaks easily out weighed the lows with the lows being mainly during high pressure time constrained situations. A vast variety of different projects and work available allows you to experience many different jobs within one job
Plenty of other students around at all times so always people my own age to talk to, I always had enough work to do which was really enjoyable and had the opportunity to do regular work with other departments, visit other sites, take part in off-site trials and do laboratory work as well!