Rating

3.9/5
  • The Role
    4.0
  • The Company
    4.1
  • The Culture
    3.6

    The Role

  • 1. To what extent did you enjoy your work placement or internship?
  • The work was challenging and interesting, and it felt like my project was useful to the company. I got on well with the others in my team and the company and I enjoyed working there this summer,

    5/5

  • 2. To what extent did you feel valued by your colleagues?
  • My colleagues made me feel welcome and feedback was always avaliable if I wanted it.

    4/5

  • 3. To what extent were you given support and guidance by management/your supervisor(s)?
  • Manager was often away but everyone else in the team was always happy to help if I needed anything. There was always something for me to do so I was rarely bored.

    4/5

  • 4. How busy were you on a daily basis?
  • Once I got into the main project and had picked up enough to actually help there was always something to do. Occasionally I was bored but never overworked.

    4/5

  • 5. How much responsibility were you given during your placement?
  • My manager let me have quite a bit of choice over what I did on the project but ultimately design choices were left to him.

    3/5

  • 6. To what extent did/will the skills you developed, and training you received, assist you in your degree studies and beyond?
  • The programming skills will probably be useful in my final year, and especially beyond that as I hope to work in the software industry in the future.

    5/5

    The Company

  • 7. What was the general atmosphere in your office?
  • People were generally cheerful and relaxed. The office had plenty of amenities including a table tennis table, and arcade and board games. There were a lot of activities organised as well.

    5/5

  • 8. How well organised was the overall work placement or internship set up?
  • I had to do very little; the company managed everything and it all seemed well organised to me.

    5/5

  • 9. In terms of personal training and development, to what extent did the company or firm invest in you?
  • My manager was always happy to point me to training resources and gave me all the help I needed to work on the project.

    4/5

  • 10. What were the perks on your work placement?
  • Financial Bonus

    Company Parties/Events

    3/5

  • 11. How appealing are future employment prospects within the organisation?
  • They have offered me a job, which I was happy to accept! I look forward to working with them next year.

    5/5

    The Culture

  • 12. Was there a good social scene amongst any fellow placement students/colleagues?
  • The other interns were sociable but there were only five of us (Edinburgh office).

    4/5

  • 13. What was the cost of living and socialising in the area you worked in?
  • Edinburgh is a fairly cheap city to live in.

    4/5

  • 14. What was the Nightlife like in the area you worked?
  • Didn't try any.

    3/5

  • 15. Were there many opportunities to get involved in activities outside of work?
  • Frisbee and football were on every week, and there were various company wide games to take part in over the summer.

    5/5

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Details

Internship (1-4 Months)

Computer and Systems Engineering

2nd October 2017


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