Industrial Placement - Mechanical Engineer at BAE Systems

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Duration
Placement Year (10 Months+)
Region
Barrow-in-Furness North West
Review Date
Salary
£18,000 - £19,999
Roles
Mechanical Engineering

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7.6/10

The Role
7.7
Organisation
7.2

Socialising

8.0

The Role

Role Description

A year in industry. Four placements in different sectors of the submarine business over twelve months.

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

Started slow but the work soon picked up.

8/10

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

Some placements less so that others. Depended on work available.

7/10

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

A lot of support was available from the majority of people in charge of me.

9/10

4. How busy were you on a daily basis?

Not overly busy but always had tasks and projects to work on.

7/10

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

A standard amount for someone new into the company.

7/10

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

They will assist me definitely in the future.

8/10

The Organisation

7. What was the general atmosphere in your office?

I was in four different offices over the year so it varied. Generally there was a good atmosphere in the offices and some decent people.

7/10

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

It was relatively organised but it still needed improvements in certain areas, they are targeting these for next year though.

8/10

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

As I'm on an IP year they usually aren't willing to pay for some training the GDFs and beyond get but overall they do invest in reasonable training.

6/10

10. What were the perks on your work placement?

  • Flexi Time
  • Financial Bonus
  • Company Parties/Events
  • Above 25 days holiday
5/10

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

The prospects are very high due to the nature of the work in Barrow.

10/10

Social

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

Reasonably good but could be more organised from the get-go.

8/10

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

One of the cheapest places to live in England and pints are £1.69 in the Kings.

10/10

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

Not that bad for where it is, a bit one dimensional but still a lot of fun to be had.

6/10

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

Many opportunities.

8/10