Chemical synthesis placement student at Lubrizol

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

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9.5/10

The Role
9.5
Organisation
9.4

Socialising

9.5

The Role

Role Description

I worked in Chemical Synthesis, I carried out experiments,I was asked to write reports and presentations.

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

I really enjoyed the placement, the atmosphere was great and people were very friendly and easy to work with.

10/10

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

From the start we were given a project to work on and I felt like a real employee.

9/10

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

My manager and supervisor were always very friendly and patient when I needed them and when I asked questions.

9/10

4. How busy were you on a daily basis?

There was always something to do either in the lab or in the office (reports, presentations...)

10/10

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

I worked with my supervisor on a project, he always asked for my opinions and other ideas.

9/10

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

I learnt a lot during these 12 months, first about the language how to speak English properly and also how to write reports/presentations in English. I discovered another area of chemistry that is not taught in Universities.

10/10

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The Organisation

7. What was the general atmosphere in your office?

The atmosphere in the office was really good, I have felt integrated in the group since the first day. Everyone was friendly, sympathetic and funny.

10/10

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

It was well organised we had always information about the placement, when I had any questions I received an answer within the day. Also a familiarization day was organised so we were able to meet the other students and also our supervisors before the placement.

9/10

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

We had training meetings to learn how to use the software and the applications available on the computers.

9/10

10. What were the perks on your work placement?

  • Flexi Time
  • Subsidised Canteen
  • Sports and Social Club
  • Financial Bonus
  • Above 25 days holiday
9/10

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

I would love to work for Lubrizol if I have the opportunity.

10/10

Social

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

There was a very good group of student this year, we always managed to have lunch together. We also organised activities outside of work for example laser tag, cricket games, barbecue, drinks...

10/10

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

The Derby area is a nice place to live, the cost of living was reasonable.

10/10

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

All the students used to go out for drinks and clubs often in Derby and also in Nottingham.

8/10

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

A very good sport and social club at work organised activities, there is weekly football, climbing, badminton etc. And they also organised other activities like bowling, laser tag, ice skating, munro bagging, go karting...

10/10

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