I worked in Geometric Integration, part of the Total Vehicle Quality department. I was involved in the launch development of the new Rolls-Royce Ghost, successor to the most successful car in the company's 116 year history. Having the opportunity to work on this project was fantastic, especially for me having a keen interest in automotive engineering. There was a wide range of variety to my tasks and although not every single one was thrilling (as you'd expect), I was able to appreciate that they needed to be done! I was required to spend a lot of time hands-on with the cars, which was awesome. For many tasks, I was able to go about them in my own way.
It wasn't exactly related to my degree. I found the internship a bit boring at times and I feel that the company didn't use my full potential. Things weren't as smooth as I would expect them to be from the start and my own team was barely approachable for any help. Other than that, it was great working for a company like Rolls Royce but I would rather have a job where I feel that I'm valued.
Great insight into several projects and initiatives. Keeps year interesting and challenging leading to more learnings and increased personal growth. Got given routine tasks as well as ad-hoc projects with quite a decent amount of responsibility, which raises self-esteem and learning opportunities. Company culture is incredibly welcoming, open-minded, encouraging and as a result, really helped me gain confidence in voicing my ideas and opinions and show initiative.
For my first internship it was everything I expected and more. I was never at a loss for what to do and the work was all relatively challenging. The best part however were the friends I made while at BMW. There were between 40 - 80 interns at the plant so there were plenty of people in the same boat as me leading to some great connections being made and some great socials. Great time!
I was an intern in the liaison engineering team at Rolls-Royce Motor Cars, and thoroughly enjoyed my time wth the team here. Everyone is friendly, eager to help, and interested in what you can bring to the team. Depsite being a student and not a fully fledged member of the team, your ideas and thoughts are valued and considered as if you were. I can definitely reccomend a placement here to anyone who is thinking about it.
There were parts of my placement I really enjoyed, working with some incredible cars and getting an insight into the developement of new models before the public. I also had the oppertunity to do some interesting jobs, working in different departments for extended periods seeing how they opperate. Interns usually get the oppertunity to tour different bmw group factories in the UK which is a fanatstic experience. However, partly due to managerial changes I was often left without direction and had to get on with things myself. Consequently, I did find there were times when I didn't have much to do. I don't think all interns experience this and I think my managers were aware of this and will hopefully improve the situation for the next intern.
I enjoyed the exposure I received through the company at Plant Oxford (BMW Group) however I had to take a lot of initiative as I received next to no support from my superiors. My main task was to create agendas and write the minutes for a meeting every week. At first this was an interesting experience however it became tiresome as I realised there were minimal opportunities available from the projects running in these meetings. I would not say I enjoyed this placement but that is mainly due to the lack of attention given by my manager. Greater attention perhaps would have resulted in more challenging work and better exposure as well as a more fulfilling interaction with others in the workplace
Maybe not quite 'best job ever', but quite possibly 'best internship ever'. My workload has been very varied, there's always been something new going on and I've had the chance to work on some embargoed projects, which is always fun! It's been a great opportunity to see what goes on behind the scenes in the automotive industry, and to gain valuable experience.
I really enjoyed the internship as I was working for a prestigious company making a luxury product. Unlike other companies, Rolls Royce has both the manufacturing and the commercial side of the business on the same site, making it interesting to see how they function together. I was able to learn many new skills and meet lots of new people. Living in Chichester was a bit dull initially but luckily due to the large number of interns at Rolls Royce, the social activities outside of work soon increased.
I enjoyed this placement very much. the working hours were comfortable, being able to leave at four meant I still had time in the evening for myself, and the half days on Friday made long weekends possible. Being part of a large intake of interns was comforting as the induction process was well set up and you had a group of peers in the same position as you. Most importantly, the work was interesting and I was given plenty of responsibility without feeling unsupported in my job role.
I have really enjoyed my placement year at MINI. From experiencing the campaign launch of MINI's first Electric car in my first week, to working to develop regular customer communications. The pace of the job has been consistent throughout the year and there has been a number of opportunities for projects and tasks that have allowed me to develop my skills. The company have also been actively supportive in setting goals and objectives to develop my professional skills.
I really liked to be part of a good logistics team. My colleges were all very frienldy and professional. I was able to gain a lot of experiences and detailed insights. I did like how our internal and external communication worked and being part of a bigger whole. As BMW being an international company I got to work with a load of interesting people from all around the work, was able to improve my skills and challenged in many ways.
I really enjoyed this placement. At Rolls-Royce theere is a lot of responsibility and coaching given to interns and they are a massive part of the company. The team i was working with understood these responsibilities and I feel that it is one of the most fulfilling and exciting interships available.
I found the work challenging and engaging and I never felt bored or found myself with nothing to do. I also really liked the fact that Rolls-Royce has such a large intern community, this made it the whole experience a lot more daunting - it almost felt like a mini university.
I really enjoyed my work placement - all my days varied a lot and I got to see how the entire business works. Everyone was always so friendly and I never struggled with finding help or someone to talk to. My manager and team were really great! BMW is a huge company that comes with lots of additional benefits, that I enjoyed a lot, e.g. Puppy Day or a chance to see MINI Factory and Rolls Royce assembly line - I loved it all!
Working at BMW has been one of the best experiences, filled with lots of progression opportunities, skill development options, additional activities outside of work, and meaningful/fulfilling work. Not only was the work itself enjoyable, but the basic companies principles and the work environment is not fault-able. I have had an amazing experience here, and feel very happy and lucky I was given this opportunity to get a real understanding of what it is like to work in a large organisation, whilst still feeling personal satisfaction and personal development throughout the whole year.
Overall I enjoyed my placement at BMW. I was given many opportunities to explore different areas of the business I was interested in and was able to get involved in some various large scale projects. However there were some times where I felt I was not always being challenged enough, and at times I questioned how relevant the work I completed was for my degree.
I really enjoyed my placement year at BMW. I learnt a lot and it is a really good organisational environment to work during a placement year. I felt like a key member of the team and I enhanced many skills. The culture at BMW is really relaxed and it's a place where you can be yourself.