Production Engineer at Eaton

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Duration
Placement Year (10 Months+)
Region
Sutton in Ashfield West Midlands
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Salary
£16,000 - £17,999
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Business Management Electronic and Electrical Engineering Engineering Graphic Design Mechanical Engineering

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9.2/10

The Role
9.7
Organisation
9.2

Socialising

8.5

The Role

Role Description

Managing the implementation of cost reduction and health and safety equipment/improvements across the manufacturing facility, aiming to reduce all wastes where possible. Also facilitate production and support manufacturing.

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

Very enjoyable as far as work goes, interaction between departments and colleagues keeps the job fun and sociable.

9/10

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

Several members were extremely welcoming very quickly, I've settled right in and it will be a shame to go.

10/10

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

Great support and guidance, from senior management and from my manager as a mentor, the only reason I didn't rate 10 was because sometimes my manager felt too busy to bother, even though he probably would have accommodated me had I tried.

9/10

4. How busy were you on a daily basis?

Fairly, definitely had lots on, some times having to work overtime just to make sure I keep on top of it.

10/10

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

I was given lots of responsibility, far far exceeding what I expected. I had huge impact on several projects and some decisions made by myself were completely independent of approval or guidance despite the capital investment by the company.

10/10

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

The lessons I've learnt and skills I've developed will help me immeasurably with my degree and in being ahead of my peers when I apply for my next position. I could not understate the importance in doing a placement, and with Eaton's training and investment program, this placement has helped me develop substantially.

10/10

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The Organisation

7. What was the general atmosphere in your office?

Positive and productive atmosphere and fairly laid back. I wouldn't say it is particularly fun as the office is open plan and you kind of feel pressured to work rather than joke/chat, but that is largely self inflicted and due to professional awareness rather than enforcement. Plenty of cakes and food provided by colleagues on a regular basis.

9/10

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

Seamless. Some small gaps but only due to intern program manager change midway through.

10/10

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

The company spared no expense and invested hundreds of hours of training and professional's time. There are several (7?) formal training days at other sites and then many smaller trainings on site as well as general shadowing and learning from experience of other people.

10/10

10. What were the perks on your work placement?

  • Flexi Time
  • Company Car
  • National Travel
  • Company Parties/Events
  • Staff Sales/Staff Shop
7/10

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

Very good, I'm carrying on part time work and I have a strong standpoint when applying to graduate role.

10/10

Social

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

Yes, placed with 3 other interns and played football weekly alongside other social events.

9/10

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

Very very cheap, (>£2 pint) and house costs were cheap too.

10/10

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

Not fantastic in the immediate area but Nottingham/Sheffield in close proximity

7/10

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

Fairly, I played football with work colleagues and ran weekly. Lots of other wellness schemes which I did not get involved in.

8/10

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