Software development 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?
  • This one is my fault, I discovered that I really don't have any passion for c# based desktop software.


  • 2. To what extent did you feel valued by your colleagues?
  • Everyone in the team was great and really valued each other's opinion, especially our tech-lead.


  • 3. To what extent were you given support and guidance by management/your supervisor(s)?
  • My manager taught me a lot about unit tests and good practices, he really took the time to make sure that I understand.


  • 4. How busy were you on a daily basis?
  • The balance is quite good and 10% time is a big plus.


  • 5. How much responsibility were you given during your placement?
  • I was writing production code alongside the team, so I got pretty much the same responsibility as the other team members.


  • 6. To what extent did/will the skills you developed, and training you received, assist you in your degree studies and beyond?
  • Many of the things I learnt about unit testing are quite useful. But I don't think I would do much c# in the future so that's less useful.


    The Company

  • 7. What was the general atmosphere in your office?
  • Very good atmosphere, people are always nice and respectful to each other and are very willing to go out of their way to help you.


  • 8. How well organised was the overall work placement or internship set up?
  • Since I did the same work as the team, I'd say that it's pretty well setup because I almost never reach a point of having nothing to do.


  • 9. In terms of personal training and development, to what extent did the company or firm invest in you?
  • My manager took a lot of his time to teach me things, they had 10% time, and they also invited external experts to give us lectures.


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

    Subsidised Canteen

    National Travel

    Financial Bonus

    Company Parties/Events

    Above 25 days holiday


  • 11. How appealing are future employment prospects within the organisation?
  • I personally wouldn't want to work there anymore because I don't find the job very interesting. But for someone who likes c# desktop software, it would probably be the best job in the world. So I'll give a six overall.


    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?
  • 3/5

  • 14. What was the Nightlife like in the area you worked?
  • 3/5

  • 15. Were there many opportunities to get involved in activities outside of work?
  • 4/5

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Internship (1-4 Months)

Computer Science

East Midlands

September 2017

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