Industrial Placement Engineer at Network Rail

Duration
Placement Year (10 Months+)
Region
Milton Keynes South East
Review Date
Salary
£16,000 - £17,999
Roles
Design Mechanical Engineering

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7.9/10

The Role
9.0
Organisation
7.6

Socialising

6.8

The Role

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

I enjoyed my work placement very much, as there was always a wide variety of things to do every day.

9/10

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

I felt very valued, the other colleagues were always there whenever I needed help with stuff and always had time for placement students.

10/10

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

Whenever I had a query or needed guidance the management and chief engineers always made sure that we had the right support and guidance.

10/10

4. How busy were you on a daily basis?

On a daily basis there was a lot of different things that one could chose from to dealing with S&C (switches & crosses) or with track geometry.

7/10

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

For parts wherever I felt comfortable enough to take a lead role I would ask my manager, but if my manager thought that I could be trusted then he would also give me more responsibility.

8/10

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

I learned a wide variety of skills which can be used in many different areas, and skills that will also help me in my studies afterwards.

10/10

The Organisation

7. What was the general atmosphere in your office?

General atmosphere was very relaxed and friendly.

9/10

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

Quite well organised, could be better.

5/10

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

The company invested a lot into me so I could further my training and personal development.

10/10

10. What were the perks on your work placement?

  • Flexi Time
  • Sports and Social Club
  • Company Car
  • Above 25 days holiday
  • Working from home
5/10

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

Very appealing.

9/10

Social

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

There were regular events where the other students/ graduates would meet up so a very sociable company.

7/10

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

Cost of living and socializing in Milton Keynes was average.

6/10

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

Nightlife was very poor.

4/10

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

There were numerous opportunists to get involved in outside activities.

10/10