Overall my placement was an an enjoyable and worthwhile experience. Unfortunately it was disrupted and this was out of anyone's control due to covid, which did result losing a few months off out of my 13 month placement experience. But for the time that I did spend there, I can honestly summarise how I found my placement to be a highly beneficial experience which has allowed me to develop professional skills and understand common industrial practices. I'd highly recommend industrial placement years to undergraduate students.
Overall, I enjoyed my placement thoroughly initially I felt daunted when starting my placement however, the support I received from my mentor made me feel more comfortable and as time progressed I gained confidence in my role. As well as this, everyone in the office was so friendly and supportive, this motivated me each day going into the role.
I thoroughly enjoyed my placement year at NMUK. The responsibility you are given from day 1 is truly amazing. My team were such a fantastic team to work within and they made the experience even better. It was challenging and stressful at times but, the knowledge acquired during those times was unbelievable. I gained so much confidence that I never even knew I had and helped me strengthen both my personal and professional skill set.
I really enjoyed my work placement at Nissan. Although being an engineer was challenging I was able to improve my confidence and learn new skills, and which have benefitted me already in my final year. I got to contribute to exciting new projects that I had a great interest in and enjoyed improving my skills in things I already had a passion for. The placement team at Nissan also make it very enjoyable by putting on placement events. I found having other placement students there made it more enjoyable as you can talk to people who are in the same position as you.
Job was challenging every day and offered a real insight to the working life at nissan as an engineer. I had many oppurtunities to get involved and try out thngs as though I was a fully fledged engineer. The days at times were hard but, this is reflective of the true scenario of working in the industry. It was ashame about COVID as I was getting into some very interesting projects right as it affected us!!
My placement year at Nissan has been extremely enjoyable and at the same time extremely rewarding. My colleagues made me feel very welcome from day one and I felt a very valued member of the team who completed important tasks for the business to keep functioning. Unfortunately due to Coronavirus, I was furloughed for a period of around 2/3 months, however I got to experience working from home once I returned from furlough which was a good experience.
Overall I was given a huge amount of responsibility and was treated as more than a placement student, but a full time member of staff which was great! Unfortunately though the department I was in wasn’t very social and on a whole I felt distanced from others in the department and with other students on placement. I believed the company could have encouraged placement students to intermingle more by enabling all to have the same or similar lunch times. Overall I enjoyed my experience however over my time I did feel like too much pressure was put on placement students and the support network wasn’t always there.
I very much enjoyed my placement. This was my first full time role and I was able to gain a real insight into what happens in such a large organisation. I was given a real role with value that would impact on the business and was given a lot of support to help ensure that I was able to carry out this role successfully. Alongside my usual role I was able to get involved in other projects and gain further insights.
My placement was very enjoyable, the team I joined are great and made me feel very welcome straight away. I was placed under a mentor and the support system Nissan provide is excellent. The work was challenging and well managed, however the only reason this is not 10/10 is because sometimes (particularly towards the start of the placement) it was quiet and a little boring. Other than that and Covid related disruption I could not have asked for a better placement.
My work placement was fantastic from an enjoyment perspective. I worked specifically in the Lithium Ion Battery manufacturing plant within Nissan and gained a thorough insight into the industry and what it was like to add value back into a company, and being able to see results regularly. I would recommend this to anyone wanting a taster of Process Engineering as a sector, as the insight and responsibility provided were brilliant. From day one I was given responsibility from the get-go, and had to learn by doing.
Working at Nissan was good, however this was after a few months as the initial onboarding was difficult due to a lack of structure. As not all of the departments do the same job I think the inductions need to be focussed on departmental jobs rather than all placements being briefed together on a general job, however once you find your feet the opportunity’s are endless if you do a good job which is good
I have had a fantastic year on placement with Nissan Motor GB in Communications and the Press Office; I have gained a great deal of experience and confidence and was given real responsibility. Nissan is a great company to work for with friendly colleagues and opportunities to up-skill and expand your industry knowledge. I end my placement wanting even more experience in the industry!
I enjoyed my placement at Nissan GB (Sales and Marketing). I enjoyed the work that was available to me and the team I was working alongside. There was also lots of fun opportunities to get involved in (will vary depending where you are based), but I was able to visit the manufacturing site in Sunderland and go to multiple Champions league football games. Overall, very enjoyable.
I thoroughly enjoyed my placement and the challenging role I was in. A combination of data analysis and hands of facility investigation gave me a well rounded understanding of the process engineering role. There were also lots of opportunities for cross functional working and a variety of training courses that provided me with new skills to take forward in both my placement and future work.
I enjoyed my year at Nissan in general, especially the people I worked with. The work that I completed was also enjoyable and challenging, however at times repetitive and limited. However, I gained a lot of skills and experience from what I did that will definitely help me in my career.