UX Intern

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?
  • The internship was absolutely great. It was a big learning experience, getting the chance to do real work.


  • 2. To what extent did you feel valued by your colleagues?
  • Everyone at Redgate is really nice. It never happened to me that I didn't feel valued enough by colleagues.


  • 3. To what extent were you given support and guidance by management/your supervisor(s)?
  • I was given the right amount of support by my supervisors. They were always there when I needed help and always keen to guide me through what I didn't know or doing things I had never done before.


  • 4. How busy were you on a daily basis?
  • There was a good balance. I never felt it to be incredibly busy, which helped me focusing on my work. Some days were busier than others and sometimes you might have a very slow time. Anyway, Redgate has an inspiring library, so in those moments when I didn't have that much stuff to do, I used the time to learn more about the products or reading books.


  • 5. How much responsibility were you given during your placement?
  • At first I was just supporting my colleagues, but towards the last weeks I really felt fully responsible for the project I was working on.


  • 6. To what extent did/will the skills you developed, and training you received, assist you in your degree studies and beyond?
  • I feel like I learned more in these weeks than during the 3 years I spent at uni. I'm sure everything I learned will be very helpful in my future career.


    The Company

  • 7. What was the general atmosphere in your office?
  • There's a very nice atmosphere. Everyone is very friendly and relaxed. There's always time for a tea, a tables tennis or mario kart game and for relaxing a bit.


  • 8. How well organised was the overall work placement or internship set up?
  • It was really well organised since the very beginning, during the interview process


  • 9. In terms of personal training and development, to what extent did the company or firm invest in you?
  • I think they really invested in me. Everyone took time off their work to explain me new methods and techniques, and I even had the opportunity to go to UX Cambridge, which was really inspiring.


  • 10. What were the perks on your work placement?
  • Flexi Time

    Subsidised Canteen

    Sports and Social Club

    Company Parties/Events


  • 11. How appealing are future employment prospects within the organisation?
  • Highly appealing :)


    The Culture

  • 12. Was there a good social scene amongst any fellow placement students/colleagues?
  • Yes. The intern group was very nice, so we managed to go out together quite often. It was also really easy to join events or social moments organised both by Redgate and Redgaters.


  • 13. What was the cost of living and socialising in the area you worked in?
  • It's pretty expensive to live in Cambridge, but the salary is really good and Redgate provides food for lunch and breakfast, so I never felt cost of living to be a big problem/


  • 14. What was the Nightlife like in the area you worked?
  • It's ok, there are a few pubs in the area.


  • 15. Were there many opportunities to get involved in activities outside of work?
  • Yes, people working at redgate usually organise lots of activities that anyone can join


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Internship (1-4 Months)


East of England

September 2017

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