Undergraduate Placement Student at BAT

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Duration
Placement Year (10 Months+)
Region
Southampton South East
Review Date
Salary
£14,000 - £15,999
Roles
Science/Research

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7.7/10

The Role
7.8
Organisation
8.0

Socialising

7.2

The Role

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

I have found the placement engaging, challenging and enjoyable.

7/10

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

I have been treated as an employee by my colleagues and not just as a student.

9/10

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

My manager has been extremely helpful throughout the placement, taking the time to teach me to use equipment and software. Also they have made sure that I have a wide array of experience and have allowed me to learn things that will be useful to my degree when I return to univerisity.

10/10

4. How busy were you on a daily basis?

I have been kept mostly busy, there was a short period when I found myself with little work to do but was quickly given a project which has kept me occupied.

6/10

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

I believe the work i'm doing is useful to the company and have had other employees asking about it.

7/10

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

I have been trained on a lot of equipment that relates to my degree. I have also improved my soft skills a lot, from presenting to managing my time.

8/10

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The Organisation

7. What was the general atmosphere in your office?

The office has an open plan and everyone is willing to help if needed.

8/10

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

The placement programme was very well set up, an induction day was organised were the we could meet the current students, our teams and also each other. Although we didn't have any help finding accommodation which the students found difficult.

8/10

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

Many courses are offered to the students such as presentation skills, CV writing and statistical software training.

7/10

10. What were the perks on your work placement?

  • Flexi Time
  • Subsidised Canteen
  • Subsidised/Company Gym
  • National Travel
  • Financial Bonus
  • Company Parties/Events
  • Staff Sales/Staff Shop
  • Healthcare/Dental
9/10

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

I would consider coming back if it was an option.

8/10

Social

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

The students have gotten on extremely well and as a group we have done some interesting and fun activities. I also have had a lot of opportunities to socialise with my work colleagues and have found this a brilliant way of getting to know them.

10/10

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

I have been payed enough to be able to cover my cost of living and socialising.

6/10

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

Initially I found the nightlife in Southampton very exciting but soon it became a bit dull. We have gone to nearby places to change up the nightlife a bit.

7/10

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

There are a couple of activities such as football and gym classes that you can get involved in.

6/10

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