There was lots to enjoy; and lots to endure. The placement gave a very good opportunity to tailor your position, so you could get out of the experience what you wanted too; but this isn't made clear from the start. On top of this each role has its fairly mundane daily tasks that need to be completed; but after you've done your daily 'stuff', that's where the internship really shined. Allowing you to basically have free range to lead a variety of projects, take online learning courses provided by GE and generally work outside of your regular role, and in those regards the internship was excellent.
Great placement! GE Aviation Wales offers plenty of hands-on experience with strip, repair, assembly and test of jet engine. Students can develop an in-depth understanding of component failure modes, stress modes and hardware system interaction. Moreover, the work environment is composed of technicians, engineers, managers and designers which allows you to build and develop your soft skills greatly as well.
I thoroughly enjoyed my time at GE, with a large amount of challenging situations and real world project experience obtained. Moreover I was also able to gain a vast range of connections for the future, which will give me a good starting point when wanting to find a job in the future.
In terms of a placement year, you can't get much better than a company as large as GE. There was a lot of support that was provided whilst I adapted to working full time, and I got an overview of the company rather than being limited to my specific role.
I enjoyed my work placement thoroughly. I gained a large amount of skills and experience from the placement, including use of Microsoft Office and other computer software to make work quicker and easier. The job also gave an insight on the processes the aviaion products go through from design to build to completion
Due to a slow start to my internship, lackluster environment and infrequent meetings with my line manager, I can confidently say that I haven't enjoyed this internship as much as I intended to. It has been rewarding, however, ensuring skills and personal development.
I really enjoyed my internship as you were exposed to real life work experience and I wasn't just given boring "Intern" tasks. I was able to make a large change within the business and this is something that they are going to use for the foreseeable future which has allowed me to leave my mark.
I have enjoyed my placement greatly as i have been given a large responsibility which i did not expect. Would have been higher but the first couple of months were very slow due to not having access to anything. I have enjoyed working on an intern project as it gives me the chance to see how other interns are finding the placement too.
I have really enjoyed my time at the company as it has helped me develop into a much more complete Software Engineer, as I have has the opportunity to work on real life projects involving a wide range of different technologies I had not seen previously. Moreover, I have also been able to meet a wide network of people who have helped me gain vast amounts of knowledge and were extremely friendly.
Despite its image and reputation, your work at General Electric isn't exactly thrilling. You'll often find yourself watching the clock counting the minutes until you get to go home. As with most large conglomerates, red-tape, bureaucracy, processes, and workflows will get in the way of your productivity. While this is understandable, it becomes unbearably frustrating when the finish line is in sight but you are held back. At GE Aviation Cheltenham, there are almost 100 interns, apprentices, and graduates so you won't be going through it alone. Cheltenham is pretty dull.