Engineering Intern at Eaton

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Duration
Placement Year (10 Months+)
Region
Loughborough East Midlands
Review Date
Salary
£16,000 - £17,999
Roles
Electronic and Electrical Engineering

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7.7/10

The Role
6.8
Organisation
7.8

Socialising

8.8

The Role

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

I have worked on projects that are considered future technology.

8/10

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

You are asked to do important responsibility. I have been fortunate that I got to work with engineers who have given me meaningful work

9/10

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

I was always given support, managers understood that you are learning and development is important to you. As long as you asked the questions then you will find support.

5/10

4. How busy were you on a daily basis?

Fairly, not everyday I was busy. Most days I had tasks to do.

5/10

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

I was given a fair amount of responsibility. Initially starting it was surprising that I had such responsibility.

5/10

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

I improved on my team work, communication skills and leadership skills. There were regular training by the company and a chance to work with other interns. I become every confident in my skills since joining, a lot of investment by the company was made by the company.

9/10

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The Organisation

7. What was the general atmosphere in your office?

There is typical office feel, friendly and everyone is open to conversation even if they are not work related.

8/10

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

The company has a structure and an aim for all new interns .i.e. presentation on your year to the wider company.

10/10

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

As mentioned before the company hires 3rd party company to train interns at certain points of the year. This requires for the interns to travel across the country, meaning you get a chance to see where the other interns work. This is all paid for by the company.

10/10

10. What were the perks on your work placement?

  • Company Car
  • National Travel
  • Company Parties/Events
6/10

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

Some division are not so appealing due to some issues within. But most places seem to value the interns input, but not enough to give a job within the company.

5/10

Social

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

You will be place with other interns, so there will be someone the same age as you.

7/10

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

In Loughborough the cost of living is relatively cheap. The university is a big source of students so there will be students in the Loughborough area. Loughborough is known for being a bit of a student town.

9/10

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

The university provides nights out for their students, but anyone is welcome to it. There are a few bars and clubs outside the university as well.

9/10

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

The university provide a lot of societies and anyone is welcome to join regardless of what university you come from.

10/10

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