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  1. To what extent did you enjoy your work placement or internship?
  2. Had a great year - I learnt a lot and got to meet and work with some great people! Doing a placement at Roche was one of the best decisions I ever made. I then rejoined Roche permanently after completing my studies and have been there ever since! (over 10 years)


  3. To what extent did you feel valued by your colleagues?
  4. I was made to feel part of the team from Day 1 and was encouraged and supported by all of my peers


  5. To what extent were you given support and guidance by management/your supervisor(s)?
  6. I needed lots of guidance initially and my supervisors were very supportive


  7. How busy were you on a daily basis?
  8. I was kept very busy - in fact I found this help me with my focus during my final year... I was used to staying focused and working hard 9-5 every day and kept to the same routine when back at University.


  9. How much responsibility were you given during your placement?
  10. I was given a lot more responsibility than I thought I would have been! This increased my learning and also my engagement.


  11. To what extent did/will the skills you developed, and training you received, assist you in your degree studies and beyond?
  12. Without doubt it helped me with my final year (in terms of knowledge but also confidence). It also helped put me onto the path of the career I have today in the Pharmaceutical industry


  13. What was the general atmosphere in your office?
  14. Everyone worked hard, but also played hard! It was lots of fun


  15. How well organised was the overall work placement or internship set up?

  16. 9/10

  17. In terms of personal training and development, to what extent did the company or firm invest in you?
  18. I was sent on internal and external training courses during the year and also had a great mentor assigned


  19. What were the perks on your work placement?
  20. Subsidised Canteen

    Sports and Social Club

    Subsidised/Company Gym

    National Travel

    International Travel

    Company Parties/Events

    Staff Sales/Staff Shop

    Above 25 days holiday



  21. How appealing are future employment prospects within the organisation?
  22. I rejoined after my placement and have been there since (over 10 years) , moving around and working at 4 different locations around the world


  23. Was there a good social scene amongst any fellow placement students/colleagues?
  24. It was great - when I joined there were a number of other placement students and recent graduates that joined at the same time and we had lots of fun


  25. What was the cost of living and socialising in the area you worked in?
  26. Compared to Sheffield it was more expensive, but the salary helped balance that out


  27. What was the Nightlife like in the area you worked?
  28. Very close to London (where we went nearly every Thursday night!)


  29. Were there many opportunities to get involved in activities outside of work?
  30. Lots of sports activities


  31. In addition to these questions, is there any extra information you would like to leave about your experiences on your work placement that other students may be interested in?

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Placement Year (10 Months+)

Computer Science, Mathematics/Statistics

Greater London

10th October 2015

£16,000 - £17,999

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