Gas Distribution Engineer at Cadent Gas

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

5.2/10

The Role
3.8
Organisation
6.0

Socialising

6.2

The Role

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

It was ok but not particularly enjoyable.

4/10

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

I felt valued by my team as they were friendly but still felt like the 'placement student' unfortunately.

6/10

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

Overall i was not busy enough and felt more like a burden to my manager. My manager and team were unprepared for my arrival. my manager struggled to give me work when i arrived, and mostly through the year.

3/10

4. How busy were you on a daily basis?

Tasks were very basic and i often had to drag out tasks for weeks just to pass the time.

2/10

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

The tasks i were given weren't very relevant, i was just given them so i had something to do. Eventually the work i was doing was just work my manager could not be bothered to do.

2/10

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

There is a good focus on 'personal development' and transferable skills which can be useful anywhere, however the technical development is very limited. I didn't get any engineering knowledge that would help me in my final year of my degree.

6/10

The Organisation

7. What was the general atmosphere in your office?

generally a positive and very laid back atmosphere.

6/10

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

Overall it was very organised from a HR point of view. However when i arrived my team did not know what to do with me, and my manager was not confirmed for a week or two.

6/10

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

There is a decent amount of training for new starters employees that want to learn more about the company's work.

7/10

10. What were the perks on your work placement?

  • Flexi Time
  • National Travel
  • Working from home
5/10

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

Good if you like the work they do, however i feel you could easily fade into the background as well.

6/10

Social

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

6/10

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

quite good.

6/10

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

Birmingham and Leicester were nearby so not bad.

7/10

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

6/10