Project Manager at GE (General Electric)

Duration
Placement Year (10 Months+)
Region
Southampton South West
Review Date
Salary
£16,000 - £17,999
Roles
Aeronautical Engineering Aerospace/Aviation

7.5/10

The Role
8.7
Organisation
6.4

Socialising

7.0

The Role

Role Description

Project Manager within the NPI team for an Airbus aircraft.

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

I felt it was the best form of corporate experience I could have ever imagined gaining. It covered everything from meetings to business trips.

8/10

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

Hugely, I felt I established myself as an integral team member within my first 6 months of being there.

8/10

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

To a large extent. I was always greeted by a friendly, welcoming face wherever I turned.

8/10

4. How busy were you on a daily basis?

Highly, but it was a steady increase from the first quarter of my internship. The workload steadily increased, but for the better.

10/10

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

A large amount. I would interface with customers directly and I would chair daily meetings.

8/10

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

Life skills. People skills. Money appreciation. Everything you could ever need to succeed in life. I highly recommend.

10/10

The Organisation

7. What was the general atmosphere in your office?

Great. Highly efficient with a great work ethic. But had the balance of culture and diversity.

8/10

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

Poor. There was no structure to the placement, and my development was not tracked or monitored.

4/10

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

Platforms of responsibility. But no courses or extra qualifications.

8/10

10. What were the perks on your work placement?

  • Flexi Time
  • Subsidised Canteen
  • Subsidised/Company Gym
  • International Travel
  • Above 25 days holiday
  • Healthcare/Dental
5/10

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

High. Great graduate schemes which are enticing for all students.

7/10

Social

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

Yes, great. All the interns were very sociable.

7/10

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

Medium average. Student areas near by bump up the cost.

6/10

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

Great, Southampton has a large night life scene which is appealing to all students from around the country.

8/10

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

Yes. A lot of community work and extra circular activities.

7/10