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Rating

3.9/5
  • The Role
    3.8
  • The Company
    4.1
  • The Culture
    3.9

    The Role

  • 1. To what extent did you enjoy your work placement or internship?
  • I wasnt really doing a job I wanted to do as we got randomly allocated but it was still enjoyable and I got a good learning experience. It was sometimes a bit monotonous but I was doing exactly what the rest of the team were expected to do.

    4/5

  • 2. To what extent did you feel valued by your colleagues?
  • Didnt feel like I could talk to all of my colleagues but the majority I could and felt valued by them.When I did projects for other people I felt valued and they gave me good feedback.

    3/5

  • 3. To what extent were you given support and guidance by management/your supervisor(s)?
  • When I asked I was given the support I needed but I felt like I was very much left to my own devices a lot of the time and felt like a time waster when I asked for help.

    3/5

  • 4. How busy were you on a daily basis?
  • I always had something to do but it wasnt pressured or stressed.

    5/5

  • 5. How much responsibility were you given during your placement?
  • I had to write reports for seniors which was quite a lot of responsibility and also did my own projects which were important to the team.

    5/5

  • 6. To what extent did/will the skills you developed, and training you received, assist you in your degree studies and beyond?
  • I got to develop my Microsoft skills and presentation skills. Its also help me develop an idea of where I want to move career wise

    4/5

    The Company

  • 7. What was the general atmosphere in your office?
  • Very head down and get to work but occasionally there was the odd joke, I didnt feel like I could really join in with the humour though

    3/5

  • 8. How well organised was the overall work placement or internship set up?
  • The internship all ran smoothly and events within were outstanding. The graduate team are a real credit to the company.

    5/5

  • 9. In terms of personal training and development, to what extent did the company or firm invest in you?
  • I was allowed to enrol in training courses...as long as they were free, but these were extensive. My team didnt really spend a lot of time personally training me, it was more learn as I go on my own terms.

    4/5

  • 10. What were the perks on your work placement?
  • Subsidised Canteen

    Sports and Social Club

    Company Parties/Events

    Staff Sales/Staff Shop

    4/5

  • 11. How appealing are future employment prospects within the organisation?
  • They really like to see you come back and the graduates all seemed like they had their futures set, but if you join in a non-London location its difficult to move.

    5/5

    The Culture

  • 12. Was there a good social scene amongst any fellow placement students/colleagues?
  • Like any where there were cliques with the internt but at events we all bonded and went out for dinner and clubbing. With my team there wasnt much of a social scene out of work.

    4/5

  • 13. What was the cost of living and socialising in the area you worked in?
  • Clubs and restaurants were a bit upmarket and expensive, I didnt live in the area, instead I commuted in.

    4/5

  • 14. What was the Nightlife like in the area you worked?
  • Amazing nightlife but expensive!

    5/5

  • 15. Were there many opportunities to get involved in activities outside of work?
  • Im sure there probably was, but nothing I felt I could join in the short time I was there.

    3/5

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Internship (1-4 Months)

Business Analytics, Computer and Systems Engineering, Information Technology

South West

1st September 2011


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