Project Coordinator at BAT

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Duration
Placement Year (10 Months+)
Region
Southampton South West
Review Date
Salary
£20,000 - £21,999
Roles
Engineering Information Technology Logistics and Operations Manufacturing Mechanical Engineering Purchasing and Supply

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8.8/10

The Role
9.8
Organisation
7.8

Socialising

8.5

The Role

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

Great placement with many opportunities.

10/10

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

Valued by colleagues in all departments and managers

10/10

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

Constant support and guidance from superiors. Everyone is happy to give advice and help out. Had 2 line managers during my time and I learnt a lot from both of them.

10/10

4. How busy were you on a daily basis?

Good balance of work.

9/10

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

I was trusted with managing projects on my own without constant supervision.

10/10

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

I learnt and developed more skills here than at University and this experience will definitely assist me in my studies and beyond

10/10

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The Organisation

7. What was the general atmosphere in your office?

From the first day at work the atmosphere in the office was pleasant and friendly. On most days the team would grab lunch together in the site canteen. Occasionally, an evening meal would be organized to celebrate an event. Throughout the year the atmosphere only improved as we got to know each other better

10/10

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

From the very first induction day to the last day the placement scheme was organized very well. Numerous informative presentations were held and the placement co-ordinators were always happy to answer any of our questions. This made it quite easy to settle in the company while learning a lot about it as well. Some of the events held included an induction quiz and a meal with all the students.

9/10

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

The company has invested a lot in me throughout the year. A Computer Aided Design (CAD) training session was set up. This was a week long course that greatly enhanced the skills I had learnt at university. I was also sent on a motion control programming course in Cambridge. These investments have significantly improved my skills in different fields and is also a source of motivation for me.

10/10

10. What were the perks on your work placement?

  • Flexi Time
  • Subsidised Canteen
  • Sports and Social Club
  • Subsidised/Company Gym
  • National Travel
  • International Travel
  • Financial Bonus
  • Company Parties/Events
  • Staff Sales/Staff Shop
  • Above 25 days holiday
  • Healthcare/Dental
5/10

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

There are many perks of working at this company, including a cycle to work scheme, share scheme, bonuses, an onsite canteen and gym, and many others. This, coupled with the great people working at the company and the interesting variety of projects makes future employment here very appealing to me.

5/10

Social

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

There are a lot of students at the company and we often met up for meals and drinks. Despite not seeing the other students at work much (due to us being positioned in different buildings) the social scene was great. I live with 3 other students and the rest are only a few minutes away making socializing very easy.

8/10

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

Rent was very cheap compared to my previous years in Bath. This meant that I was able to do a lot more socializing. There a plenty of bars, pubs, and restaurants that are very affordable. Also, I lived very close to an Aldo supermarket which also reduced the cost of living.

9/10

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

The nightlife here was fairly decent. There are plenty of exotic clubs and bars in different regions. The nightlife here is also quite cheap compared to other places which is a big bonus. There are also other attractions such as cinemas and casinos for a different kind of night out.

8/10

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

The nightlife here was fairly decent. There are plenty of exotic clubs and bars in different regions. The nightlife here is also quite cheap compared to other places which is a big bonus. There are also other attractions such as cinemas and casinos for a different kind of night out.

9/10

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