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Rating

3.1/5
  • The Role
    3.6
  • The Company
    2.9
  • The Culture
    2.5

Role Description

I was working on beam alignment for the ISIS accelerator. I did small amounts of practical work with model lasers, but mostly did programming in Visual Basic.

    The Role

  • 1. To what extent did you enjoy your work placement or internship?
  • The people working there were very friendly and kept you busy.

    4/5

  • 2. To what extent did you feel valued by your colleagues?
  • My supervisor was very enthusiastic and appreciated all the work I did

    4/5

  • 3. To what extent were you given support and guidance by management/your supervisor(s)?
  • My supervisor made keeping me busy and looking after me a priority.

    4/5

  • 4. How busy were you on a daily basis?
  • I wasn't pushed to work extremely hard, just as much as I could reasonably achieve in a day. I didn't get bored at all.

    5/5

  • 5. How much responsibility were you given during your placement?
  • I was guided very well through the tasks and wasn't left to work on my own very much.

    2/5

  • 6. To what extent did/will the skills you developed, and training you received, assist you in your degree studies and beyond?
  • I learned to program in Visual Basic which I'm sure will be useful in the future.

    4/5

    The Company

  • 7. What was the general atmosphere in your office?
  • My supervisor was very chatty and we got on well.

    4/5

  • 8. How well organised was the overall work placement or internship set up?
  • They take on a lot of people for placements and work experience so it is very well organised.

    5/5

  • 9. In terms of personal training and development, to what extent did the company or firm invest in you?
  • They trained me in Visual Basic and a few other skills that I hadn't had before.

    2/5

  • 10. What were the perks on your work placement?
  • Subsidised Canteen

    3/5

  • 11. How appealing are future employment prospects within the organisation?
  • They take on a lot of people for work experience and I still have a lot more studying to do before I am ready to apply for a job so they didn't offer me one.

    2/5

    The Culture

  • 12. Was there a good social scene amongst any fellow placement students/colleagues?
  • The fellow students were very friendly and we ate lunch together.

    3/5

  • 13. What was the cost of living and socialising in the area you worked in?
  • The area is fairly expensive, but affordable if you are sensible

    3/5

  • 14. What was the Nightlife like in the area you worked?
  • There are lots of bars and clubs in Oxford which can be enjoyed

    3/5

  • 15. Were there many opportunities to get involved in activities outside of work?
  • There wasn't anything official organised

    2/5

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Details

Insight / Vacation Scheme (< 4 Weeks)

24th October 2011


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