Communication & Multimedia Design at GE (General Electric)

Duration
Placement Year (10 Months+)
Region
Aberdeen Scotland
Review Date
Salary
£20,000 - £21,999
Roles
Administration/Secretarial Design Graphic Design Journalism

5.7/10

The Role
6.5
Organisation
5.4

Socialising

5.0

The Role

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

I really enjoyed my placement and felt that I learned valuable skills.

7/10

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

I felt that I helped alleviate the work load from my employees, and I genuinely believed they did everything they could to help me become permanent staff.

8/10

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

I had the support I needed.

5/10

4. How busy were you on a daily basis?

There was always things to do.

5/10

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

I was given full control over the field service training accommodation.

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 graduated already, but I believe the skills I have learned will help me in my career.

7/10

The Organisation

7. What was the general atmosphere in your office?

Positive

9/10

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

A better training structure would have benefited me

5/10

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

They didn't.

3/10

10. What were the perks on your work placement?

  • Working from home
  • Healthcare from home
  • Healthcare/Dental
5/10

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

I was supposed to become permanent head count, but due to the issues in the oil & gas industry, this isn't possible.

5/10

Social

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

-

5/10

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

Expensive

5/10

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

not great

5/10

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

not really

5/10