NGP Scientist at BAT

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Duration
Placement Year (10 Months+)
Region
Southampton South East
Review Date
Salary
£14,000 - £15,999
Roles
Chemistry Mathematics/Statistics Science/Research

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7.3/10

The Role
7.5
Organisation
7.0

Socialising

7.2

The Role

Role Description

Investigating the physical parameters of electronic cigarette liquids and seeing how these relate to their composition.

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

I have mainly enjoyed my work placement at British American Tobacco.

7/10

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

I feel valued by my colleagues to a good extent.

7/10

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

Both my line managers have been very supportive and provided great guidance.

8/10

4. How busy were you on a daily basis?

I was fairly busy on a daily basis, some days are much more busy than others.

7/10

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

A lot of responsibility was given to me whilst on placement. There were certain things I never thought I would be given responsibility for.

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 feel my placement has been very beneficial in terms of developing skills relevant to future careers in science and industry, however I don't feel there was much of a link between the work I was doing whilst on placement and my university work.

8/10

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The Organisation

7. What was the general atmosphere in your office?

A very friendly atmosphere, I enjoyed getting to know people in the office and finding out more about their background.

8/10

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

The placement was well organised as a whole, my only criticism would be the time of year certain extra curricular activities were set up could have been better planned as they coincided with busy times on the student calendar.

5/10

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

A fair amount of personal training and development was provided.

7/10

10. What were the perks on your work placement?

  • Flexi Time
  • Subsidised/Company Gym
  • National Travel
  • Company Parties/Events
  • Above 25 days holiday
5/10

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

This would be very appealing and I would seize the opportunity of future employment within the company if it was provided to me.

10/10

Social

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

Very good social scene amongst my fellow students and colleagues, this was a great highlight of my placement.

10/10

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

Not overly expensive, fairly average.

5/10

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

Limited however you tend to find your favourite places quickly.

7/10

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

I personally didn't do many activities outside of work except for gym and running.

7/10

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