by Redgate

Best Student Employer

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  • The Role
  • The Company
  • The Culture

    The Role

  • 1. To what extent did you enjoy your work placement or internship?
  • I really loved it at Redgate. The company culture is awesome and I fully enjoyed working with the team I was in.


  • 2. To what extent did you feel valued by your colleagues?
  • Had breakfast and lunch together every day and got to chat about all sorts of stuff, both work-related and more relaxed. All in all I felt really good spending time with the team.


  • 3. To what extent were you given support and guidance by management/your supervisor(s)?
  • Good support with trying to help me gain more confidence in my abilities and push me towards trying out more things rather than fearing failure.


  • 4. How busy were you on a daily basis?
  • I cannot say I've been bored a moment, we were on the move always and there was something to do for everyone, though you never felt too much pressure. Moreover, need be, there was always someone to call for help.


  • 5. How much responsibility were you given during your placement?
  • I was given quite a few important features to implement and was an active member of the team. Obviously I wasn't going to act as fast on problems that more experienced people in the field would, but I felt I both caught and fixed problems, built solutions, came up with ideas that were actually valued. Again, I cannot stress enough how amazing my team has been.


  • 6. To what extent did/will the skills you developed, and training you received, assist you in your degree studies and beyond?
  • It was really useful to learn good practice and all the new technologies. The way in which I interacted with several programming languages including but not limiting to: C#, JavaScript, Typescript, Python, allowed me to broaden my reach. I also learn a lot about good systems architecture and deploying applications, along with using a performance/memory profiler and other very useful coding/developing helper tools.


    The Company

  • 7. What was the general atmosphere in your office?
  • 5/5

  • 8. How well organised was the overall work placement or internship set up?
  • 5/5

  • 9. In terms of personal training and development, to what extent did the company or firm invest in you?
  • A lot, they did coding retreats for us, we were able to fully participate in any of the company 'katas' which are aimed at teaching you new skills in a very pleasant way. I felt constantly pushed to better myself and think of new ways to improve my coding.


  • 10. What were the perks on your work placement?
  • Subsidised/Company Gym

    Company Parties/Events


  • 11. How appealing are future employment prospects within the organisation?
  • Would love to be able to work in the same team and I'd take the offer without hesitation.


    The Culture

  • 12. Was there a good social scene amongst any fellow placement students/colleagues?
  • 5/5

  • 13. What was the cost of living and socialising in the area you worked in?
  • Cambridge is almost as expensive as London, not really great but Sainsbury is always just around the corner ;)


  • 14. What was the Nightlife like in the area you worked?
  • I'm a student in Cambridge soo... I can't really say it excites me very much. It's cool though, if not having been out to the same 4 clubs all uni life.


  • 15. Were there many opportunities to get involved in activities outside of work?
  • Quite a lot, did drinks, board-games, movie night, punting etc.


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Internship (1-4 Months)

September 2017

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