Business Analyst at GE (General Electric)

Placement Year (10 Months+)
Newcastle-upon-Tyne North East
Review Date
£16,000 - £17,999
Business Analytics Computer and Systems Engineering Customer Service Financial Management Information Technology Management Consultancy Product Design/Industrial Design


The Role



The Role

Role Description

Project Management, implementation and roll out of IT systems

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

I felt like I was given enough responsibility from day one, and was made to feel like a member of staff rather than just an intern


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

My team were brilliant, they helped me look for houses when I relocated and were always happy to answer questions whilst I was learning


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

I had weekly updates with my manager to set targets and review my progress


4. How busy were you on a daily basis?

It varies from day to day depending on the projects I had. Some days I could be doing just enough work to get by comfortably, others I could be rushed off my feet


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

I was responsible for software development, metrics and handling finances for different departments which was much more than I ever expected


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

I learned an invaluable range of skills and experience that I just would not have got in my degree alone, I would recommend this placement to anybody


The Organisation

7. What was the general atmosphere in your office?

With larger projects sometimes there was some stress, but overall we had a small office filled with laughs


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

The placement was well organised and clearly defined between me and my manager. I was also given the opportunity to network with all of the other interns at different sites


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

They offered me to get involved on any projects I wanted, and supported any extra training or projects that I wanted to undertake. They put a great deal of responsibility in me also


10. What were the perks on your work placement?

  • Flexi Time
  • Sports and Social Club
  • National Travel
  • Financial Bonus
  • Company Parties/Events
  • Working from home

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

I have an increased chance of getting onto their graduate scheme from getting myself known with high level company management



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

We often organised or attended social events together, mostly going out drinking


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

I lived in an expensive part of the city so didn't see much of my wages


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

I lived in Newcastle so the nightlife was amazing


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

I joined the Sports and Social club and got involved, events were advertised in weekly newsletters and on posters around the site