1. To what extent did you enjoy your work placement or internship?
The placement was a great experience, I was able to see how the theory I learn on my degree is used to solve real applied problems.
2. To what extent did you feel valued by your colleagues?
Everyone made me feel welcome and part of the team.
3. To what extent were you given support and guidance by management/your supervisor(s)?
If there was anything I wanted to know or get help with I only had to ask.
4. How busy were you on a daily basis?
There was always a new task to complete, no two days were the same.
5. How much responsibility were you given during your placement?
This was my first placement so I wasn't given too much responsibility, however the tasks I completed did contribute to the project.
6. To what extent did/will the skills you developed, and training you received, assist you in your degree studies and beyond?
I will use these skills as I progress through my degree and further into the future.
7. What was the general atmosphere in your office?
Everyone was very friendly and did everything to assure I fitted in.
8. How well organised was the overall work placement or internship set up?
9. In terms of personal training and development, to what extent did the company or firm invest in you?
I attended several training days, including three days of induction training to the company and sea survival training.
10. What were the perks on your work placement?
11. How appealing are future employment prospects within the organisation?
I am excited to come back and do more placements throughout my degree, I'd particularly like to go back to the project I was on this year so I can see how a project progresses. Further ahead I hope to gain a place on Laing O'Rourke's graduate programme.
12. Was there a good social scene amongst any fellow placement students/colleagues?
Everyone was very friendly and fun to be around, I'm looking forward to working with them again in the future.
13. What was the cost of living and socialising in the area you worked in?
I worked in London so quite expensive, however I took the train up every day which is also expensive!
14. What was the Nightlife like in the area you worked?
The nine elms area is currently under development and so there isn't much by the way of nightlife in the immediate surrounding area. However, this wasn't too much of an issue for me as I had to get a train out of the city every evening.
15. Were there many opportunities to get involved in activities outside of work?
The early talent team did a few social events for the students.