Field Test Engineer at Lubrizol

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Duration
Placement Year (10 Months+)
Region
Derby East Midlands
Review Date
Salary
£16,000 - £17,999
Roles
Automotive

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8.5/10

The Role
8.7
Organisation
9.0

Socialising

7.5

The Role

Role Description

Instrumentation, data collection processing and analysis, results generation and presentation, running projects and assisting engineers in the field test division of the mechanical testing department.

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

The majority of the work carried out was interesting and the people working on site helped made it an enjoyable experience.

8/10

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

The other employees in my department were quick to help me integrate and I felt like a member of the team from the first day of my placement.

8/10

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

Both my department manager and also my supervisor gave me all the support I needed and made it clear I could approach then with any questions, problems or requests and they would do their best to help me.

10/10

4. How busy were you on a daily basis?

There was always work to be done, and people could always find me more work if there was not much going on.

9/10

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

The student role I was in allowed me to work as if I was a normal employee with actual work - I was also given projects to run independently.

9/10

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

While not all directly related to my degree, a lot of what I learnt will help me develop my career path and assist my final years of study.

8/10

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The Organisation

7. What was the general atmosphere in your office?

The office atmosphere was friendly and welcoming, whilst still conducive to work as everything necessary was easily to hand.

10/10

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

Lubrizol have a long history of providing high quality student placements such that the structure and format of the placement is well set up and runs smoothly.

10/10

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

I received all the training and personal development I needed in order to carry out my role effectively as well as additional training that helped me develop other useful skills.

9/10

10. What were the perks on your work placement?

  • Flexi Time
  • Subsidised Canteen
  • Sports and Social Club
  • Company Car
  • Subsidised/Company Gym
  • National Travel
  • International Travel
  • Financial Bonus
  • Company Parties/Events
  • Staff Sales/Staff Shop
  • Above 25 days holiday
  • Working from home
  • Healthcare from home
  • Healthcare/Dental
  • Travel loan
9/10

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

Whilst I would like to return to Lubrizol to work full time, they do not have a graduate scheme and job opportunities are quite rare so the likelyhood if returning for work is quite small.

7/10

Social

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

There are plenty of student working on the Hazelwood site (around 10% of the total workforce is students on placement years) so there are lots of opportunities for social trips and nights out both independently or through the sports and social club.

8/10

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

Derby, where most placement students rent for their year, is relatively cheap. It is also a university city so there are student deals available.

8/10

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

Derby is a mid sized city so has a fairly comprehensive selection of bars, restaurants and nightclubs.

6/10

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

The sport and social club organise fairly regular events and there was also a student Facebook page where events were organised with the students.

8/10

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