Engineering Intern at Eaton

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Duration
Placement Year (10 Months+)
Region
Loughborough East Midlands
Review Date
Salary
£16,000 - £17,999
Roles
Engineering Manufacturing

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8.5/10

The Role
9.2
Organisation
8.2

Socialising

7.8

The Role

Role Description

To assist project engineer with the ongoing project. Carry out prototyping for fuses, test prototypes, build fuses for external testing, analyse data from tested prototypes and documentation for approved fuses and the ongoing prototypes.

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

Overall I enjoyed my work placement.

8/10

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

All the colleagues respect and help each other out.

9/10

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

Throughout my placement, there was an extensive amount of support and guidance which helps when you move forward.

9/10

4. How busy were you on a daily basis?

Throughout my placement there was a perfect balance of lab work and office work, which kept me very busy on a daily basis. But at the time same time the work was so engaging that you won't feel the pressure of being busy.

10/10

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

Initially you are slowly feed in to the projects but with the time as you get familiar with projects responsibilities tend to increase.

9/10

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

Placement have improved my basic skills on communication, personal development and IT skills especially MS Excel. But studying Electronics and Electrical Engineering, this placement have truly enhanced my skills in electrical aspect especially when it comes to testing which improved my practical experience, and also analysing data from external tests, has improved analytical and problem solving skills. Overall developing an insight of big business work and how manufacturing is done on grand scale.

10/10

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The Organisation

7. What was the general atmosphere in your office?

Generally the atmosphere in the office and lab is very relaxed and calm.

10/10

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

Overall my work placement was fairly organised, and when it comes to training interns, over the year interns were given training in a lot of key aspects which helped them through their placement. There were also extra training from the office where you are based at.

9/10

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

The company does invest a lot in you, as the company provides training for IT Skill i.e. MS Excel, Communication training, Project management training, Finance training, Presentation training and Personal development training

9/10

10. What were the perks on your work placement?

  • Company Car
  • National Travel
  • Above 25 days holiday
5/10

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

Very appealing!

8/10

Social

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

8/10

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

Was based in Loughborough, cost of living is not as high as you would expect and socialising is good too.

8/10

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

Nightlife is good when the university is on but other than that its no good.

7/10

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

Well if you are a student, you can join university clubs

8/10

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