Undergraduate at BAT

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Duration
Placement Year (10 Months+)
Region
Cambridge East of England
Review Date
Salary
£14,000 - £15,999
Roles
Biology

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7.0/10

The Role
7.8
Organisation
7.2

Socialising

5.5

The Role

Role Description

Plant Biotechnology / Genetic Research

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

Thoroughly enjoyed my time here, a great atmosphere to work in with some amazing talent to learn from

9/10

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

Often got asked for help by colleagues as well as asking them for help

8/10

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

My management could have been better and more direct

5/10

4. How busy were you on a daily basis?

This varied from week to week but the majority of the time I had plenty to do

7/10

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

Had full responsibility for work completed on my project

8/10

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

The skills I have learnt will prove to be invaluable to me as I continue into the science field

10/10

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The Organisation

7. What was the general atmosphere in your office?

A generally relaxed working environment that was never shy of having a laugh but when push came to shove the work would always get done. Very professional.

8/10

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

Well organised and professional programme that developed the skills of all the undergrads involved

9/10

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

Events throughout the year that were put on specifically for the programme really helped develop soft skills such as cv writing

9/10

10. What were the perks on your work placement?

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

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

May be tempted in the future but for the immediate future no

5/10

Social

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

I was the only student on site but there was a good connection with students on the other site

5/10

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

Expensive but not crippling

4/10

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

Standard

5/10

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

A lot of stuff going on to get involved in

8/10

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