IT Business Analyst at Cummins

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Duration
Placement Year (10 Months+)
Region
Northampton East Midlands
Review Date
Salary
£16,000 - £17,999
Roles
Business Intelligence Computer and Systems Engineering Computer Science

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7.7/10

The Role
9.7
Organisation
7.0

Socialising

5.8

The Role

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

I could not have asked for a better Placement Year. The work was varied and enjoyable.

10/10

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

The team made me feel very welcome from the first day. The more I showed them I could do, the more they would give me to do. If I was ever unsure about anything, they would be on - hand to offer support.

10/10

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

My Manager was always on - hand to offer their support throughout my Placement Year. My Placement Mentor would check in with me at the very least every few days to see how I was getting on.

10/10

4. How busy were you on a daily basis?

The amount of work varied from day to day; sometimes there was quite a lot to do, other times there was not a lot to do. Nonetheless, overall, there was always something to keep me busy during working hours.

8/10

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

As mentioned above, the more I showed my team what I could do, the more they would give me to do, as long as I was comfortable with it. I have been able to lead the roll out of new software across the site, which clearly shows how much responsibility I was given.

10/10

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

Working with software and systems that are industry - standard and as such are therefore skills for life. Learnt time management and organisation skills too.

10/10

The Organisation

7. What was the general atmosphere in your office?

The office was a great environment - everybody is always in a good mood and happy to help each other out. The teams are very friendly.

10/10

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

The placement was well - organised, but looking back at the list of induction topics I could have covered, there were a number of areas that I could have had further training in. Given the projects going on though, this was not entirely practicable.

8/10

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

Unfortunately, I was not able to pursue any industry - recognised qualifications, nor was there time available for much in the way of formal training courses. However there are dedicated websites set up for training that I was able to go through in my own time, which was helpful.

7/10

10. What were the perks on your work placement?

  • Flexi Time
  • Subsidised Canteen
  • Sports and Social Club
  • National Travel
  • Company Parties/Events
  • Healthcare/Dental
5/10

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

Not too sure as the site I work at does not appear to take graduates formally for in our area.

5/10

Social

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

Placement Students often arranged nights out with each other.

8/10

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

N/A

5/10

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

N/A

5/10

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

N/A

5/10