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Rating

4/5
  • The Role
    4.0
  • The Company
    4.2
  • The Culture
    3.8

    The Role

  • 1. To what extent did you enjoy your work placement or internship?
  • I enjoyed the job as it gave me what I was looking for in a placement...insight into automotive industry and engineering, responsibility and meaningful engineering projects that benefited me and the company.

    4/5

  • 2. To what extent did you feel valued by your colleagues?
  • The engineers were a great bunch of lads who'd be willing to help whenever I needed it. A good vibe around the office and Paint in general.

    5/5

  • 3. To what extent were you given support and guidance by management/your supervisor(s)?
  • I had my own development plan which I reviewed with my management periodically. Lots of interaction between myself and higher management, including some tasks to complete.

    4/5

  • 4. How busy were you on a daily basis?
  • I had a long project to complete with deadlines for completion so there was always something to do. Smaller tasks also helped the days pass quickly.

    4/5

  • 5. How much responsibility were you given during your placement?
  • I was given lots of responsibility during my placement and a project that the engineers can refer to even after I've left.

    3/5

  • 6. To what extent did/will the skills you developed, and training you received, assist you in your degree studies and beyond?
  • I went on a number of training courses during the year. These will certainly be very helpful to my final year at uni and also in any future career.

    5/5

    The Company

  • 7. What was the general atmosphere in your office?
  • A great atmosphere with the lads in the office. Be prepared to take and give some stick! :)

    5/5

  • 8. How well organised was the overall work placement or internship set up?
  • They placement-scheme was well thoughtout as they've been doing it a number of years.

    5/5

  • 9. In terms of personal training and development, to what extent did the company or firm invest in you?
  • I received good training and development to become a Toyota engineer, focussing on Quality, Cost and Safety.

    4/5

  • 10. What were the perks on your work placement?
  • Flexi Time

    Subsidised Canteen

    Financial Bonus

    4/5

  • 11. How appealing are future employment prospects within the organisation?
  • If you apply yourself well and work hard you'll be recognised. I was offered a graduate position!

    5/5

    The Culture

  • 12. Was there a good social scene amongst any fellow placement students/colleagues?
  • We kept in contact regularly with each other and arranged a number of events.

    5/5

  • 13. What was the cost of living and socialising in the area you worked in?
  • Derby is fairly cheap to rent in, especially the student areas and a reasonable cost in general.

    4/5

  • 14. What was the Nightlife like in the area you worked?
  • Derby isn't bad for nightlife. Something for everyone.

    4/5

  • 15. Were there many opportunities to get involved in activities outside of work?
  • Didn't hear of anything from the company, but wthin the department and the other placement students, things were arranged.

    3/5

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Placement Year (10 Months+)

19th August 2011


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