chemical synthesis placement student at Lubrizol

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Duration
Placement Year (10 Months+)
Region
Derby East Midlands
Review Date
Salary
£16,000 - £17,999
Roles
Chemistry

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7.1/10

The Role
7.3
Organisation
6.8

Socialising

7.0

The Role

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

I enjoyed the placement very much. It gave me good insights into the industry and allowed me to spend a lot of time in the laboratory.

8/10

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

I became good friends with my colleagues and everyone was nice and approachable. It made the experience much more enjoyable and relaxed knowing that there were people willing to help out.

8/10

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

There was a lot of support during the daily work, with the opportunity to chat to my supervisor and ask questions. Morning meetings provided guidance through out the week which was helpful.

7/10

4. How busy were you on a daily basis?

I was very busy on a daily basis but never more than was manageable. I was rarely bored with a good balance between lab and office work.

7/10

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

I was responsible for carrying out my own experiments which were coordinated by my supervisor, working to a schedule, purchasing chemicals, following COSHH and maintaining records. I feel that there was a good balance between what I was responsible for and what was not expected of me,

6/10

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

The job allowed me to develop communication skills by doing presentations as well as through daily interactions with colleagues. Time management and planning skills were also frequently tested.

8/10

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The Organisation

7. What was the general atmosphere in your office?

When I was working in the office with the other students there was a very good atmosphere. There were plenty of laughs which provided a relaxed and positive working environment which made for a very enjoyable experience.

7/10

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

The placement was well organised with clearly defined projects and expectations which made the placement run smoothly.

8/10

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

The company gave me plenty of opportunities to develop skills and experiences that would be valuable to future employers.

7/10

10. What were the perks on your work placement?

  • Sports and Social Club
  • Above 25 days holiday
5/10

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

I would love to work for this organisation again in the future if the opportunity arose.

7/10

Social

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

There was lots to do and lots of students with similar interests. Nights out, gatherings and BBQ's were a common feature which made the experience very enjoyable.

8/10

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

The cost of living and socialising were very reasonable.

8/10

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

I have experienced better nightlife as Derby has few bars and night clubs, but there were plenty of very nice restaurants and pubs in the area. On the whole the nightlife was good.

5/10

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

There were many opportunities to get involved in activities outside of work but I often chose not to take part due to time restrictions balancing work and university.

7/10

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