Design Engineering Intern at GE (General Electric)

Duration
Placement Year (10 Months+)
Region
Leicester East Midlands
Review Date
Salary
£18,000 - £19,999
Roles
Aerospace/Aviation Automotive Electronic and Electrical Engineering Electronics Engineering

7.9/10

The Role
7.8
Organisation
7.0

Socialising

9.0

The Role

Role Description

Electrical Engineer in New Products Team.

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

The work I was given was challenging but great for development

8/10

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

The vast majority of colleagues were very kind and welcoming, offering support whenever they could

6/10

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

Weekly meetings & monthly performance reviews from management & supervisors

10/10

4. How busy were you on a daily basis?

Very busy after the initial 3 weeks of settling into the business

6/10

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

I felt like an employee instead of an intern being given lots to do on a regular basis some highly important work

7/10

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

it has opened my eyes to approach problems and tasks and set me up for a career in engineering

10/10

The Organisation

7. What was the general atmosphere in your office?

Positive generally

7/10

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

very well organised, we had lots of support when needed.

7/10

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

I was trained in the basics, made aware of extra opportunities and never denied the opportunity to have extra training

8/10

10. What were the perks on your work placement?

  • Flexi Time
  • Subsidised Canteen
  • Subsidised/Company Gym
  • Company Parties/Events
  • Above 25 days holiday
5/10

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

highly appealing, I will be applying to come back

8/10

Social

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

there was an active group who played sports and did social activities

9/10

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

Personally, fairly low cost

9/10

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

Very good

9/10

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

There were lots of volunteering opportunities

9/10