Software Engineer

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?
  • 4/5

  • 2. To what extent did you feel valued by your colleagues?
  • Everyone was very friendly, polite and helpful.


  • 3. To what extent were you given support and guidance by management/your supervisor(s)?
  • I had the opportunity to ask my supervisor any question at any time during the working day.


  • 4. How busy were you on a daily basis?
  • Generally there was always more work to be done.


  • 5. How much responsibility were you given during your placement?
  • I got to work with core company code from day 1, and to commit changes to the master branch by the end of week 1, which was thrilling.


  • 6. To what extent did/will the skills you developed, and training you received, assist you in your degree studies and beyond?
  • Good work ethic and patience, as well as attention to detail are all useful skills to posses.


    The Company

  • 7. What was the general atmosphere in your office?
  • Very friendly, warm and welcoming. As mentioned previously, everyone was always ready to help.


  • 8. How well organised was the overall work placement or internship set up?
  • You get to work on actual company software products right from the start, given enough guidance not to feel lost, but at the same time not to feel spoon-fed. Besides work, there were plenty of interesting company events/talks.


  • 9. In terms of personal training and development, to what extent did the company or firm invest in you?
  • At any moment there was always an opportunity to ask someone on the team for help. Weekly one-on-one talks were organised with the supervisor, allowing you to discuss your progress. Code was peer-reviewed before committing to master. Often, your supervisor could give you helpful hints on how to write cleaner, more reusable code.


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

    Sports and Social Club

    Subsidised/Company Gym

    Company Parties/Events


  • 11. How appealing are future employment prospects within the organisation?
  • The company offers a mouth-watering amount of work-perks including (but not limited to): company profit share bonus, private healthcare insurance, 6 weeks paid sabbatical after 5 years’ service, discounted gym membership, free food – breakfast, lunch, cereals, fruit and coffees/squash/juice, 25 days holiday plus all bank holidays.


    The Culture

  • 12. Was there a good social scene amongst any fellow placement students/colleagues?
  • 4/5

  • 13. What was the cost of living and socialising in the area you worked in?
  • Cheap university-provided accommodation.


  • 14. What was the Nightlife like in the area you worked?
  • 4/5

  • 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


September 2017

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