Applications Engineer at Autodesk

Duration
Placement Year (10 Months+)
Region
Birmingham West Midlands
Review Date
Salary
£14,000 - £15,999
Roles
Manufacturing

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8.5/10

The Role
8.7
Organisation
8.8

Socialising

7.8

The Role

1. To what extent did you enjoy your work placement or internship?

I really enjoyed my placement year at Delcam, The work was interesting and varied, the people were excellent and always had the support I needed.

9/10

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2. To what extent did you feel valued by your colleagues?

Was generally welcomed into all teams I became a part of during the course of the year and never felt like my contribution was less valuable being a placement student. In my experience, all staff were very welcoming, easy-going and happy to help you out if needed.

9/10

3. To what extent were you given support and guidance by management/your supervisor(s)?

Always felt like I could ask anyone for help with regards to work, and had a designated supervisor who was excellent at taking care of anything placement/uni related.

10/10

4. How busy were you on a daily basis?

Always had work to do, but wasn't extremely busy all the time.

7/10

5. How much responsibility were you given during your placement?

Variable between departments and projects, but generally a comfortable level of responsibility.

8/10

6. To what extent did/will the skills you developed, and training you received, assist you in your degree studies and beyond?

As an applications engineer I built up knowledge and skills applicable to the advanced manufacturing industry, inspection and machining.

9/10

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The Organisation

7. What was the general atmosphere in your office?

Always friendly and fun with plenty of tea.

10/10

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

Well organised.

10/10

9. In terms of personal training and development, to what extent did the company or firm invest in you?

I was invited to take part in 2 day presentation training which was useful. I was sent on courses to learn relevant softwares and they were always happy to comply with uni regulations. For example supervisors gave up their time to watch a presentation I delivered about my placement to my uni tutor.

7/10

10. What were the perks on your work placement?

  • Flexi Time
  • Subsidised Canteen
  • Sports and Social Club
  • Financial Bonus
  • Working from home
8/10

11. How appealing are future employment prospects within the organisation?

I would happily return!

9/10

Social

12. Was there a good social scene amongst any fellow placement students/colleagues?

Made great friends with a lot of other graduates so there was plenty going on socially.

8/10

13. What was the cost of living and socialising in the area you worked in?

Reasonable in Birmingham

7/10

14. What was the Nightlife like in the area you worked?

Birmingham has plenty of nightlife of all kinds!

9/10

15. Were there many opportunities to get involved in activities outside of work?

The company organised social events to help the grads get to know each other. Theres a climbing club, hiking events organised and go-karting events.

7/10

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