Software 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?
  • Redgate is an amazing environment to work in; my internship was thoroughly enjoyable and I would recommend to anyone looking to pursue a career in software engineering to give Redgate a try.


  • 2. To what extent did you feel valued by your colleagues?
  • I was completely valued by my team. I was involved in important meetings where I would be asked for input on my thoughts on future direction for the product, and throughout I would be assigned to peer review other code.


  • 3. To what extent were you given support and guidance by management/your supervisor(s)?
  • I would always get more than satisfactory detailed explanations on absolutely anything, as long as I asked for help.


  • 4. How busy were you on a daily basis?
  • I would always have tasks to work on, but sometimes get stuck in the completion of them. This was fine insofar as everyone is willing to help you out if you're having trouble, but after asking for help many times over I would feel slightly bad for distracting my colleagues from their work too. Don't do this! After talking it over with my manager, he explained that only the teams who request to have interns are the ones you will work with, and thus they are prepared to get slightly less work done to help you get up to speed.


  • 5. How much responsibility were you given during your placement?
  • I was given medium stream tasks and tasks that were blockers for deals with customers, so a lot of responsibility!


  • 6. To what extent did/will the skills you developed, and training you received, assist you in your degree studies and beyond?
  • I learnt a lot with respect to software engineering at industry standard level, which you don't really get taught much about in a Computer Science degree.


    The Company

  • 7. What was the general atmosphere in your office?
  • Very fun, friendly and relaxed, but people still managed to get great work done.


  • 8. How well organised was the overall work placement or internship set up?
  • The organisation was great!


  • 9. In terms of personal training and development, to what extent did the company or firm invest in you?
  • You are given 10% of your working hours each week to spend on learning things that aren't directly related to your work tasks to improve your engineering skills. A coding retreat day was also set up which was very useful and informative.


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

    Subsidised Canteen

    Subsidised/Company Gym

    Company Parties/Events


  • 11. How appealing are future employment prospects within the organisation?
  • Redgate gave me a very tempting job offer for when I graduate.


    The Culture

  • 12. Was there a good social scene amongst any fellow placement students/colleagues?
  • Weekly pub trips and a feel-good fund for the interns to have social outings throughout the summer made for a great social scene.


  • 13. What was the cost of living and socialising in the area you worked in?
  • Cambridge is as expensive as London.


  • 14. What was the Nightlife like in the area you worked?
  • Lots of nice pubs in Cambridge, but not much else in the way of nightlife.


  • 15. Were there many opportunities to get involved in activities outside of work?
  • Lots of sporting activities are available.


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Internship (1-4 Months)

East Midlands

October 2017

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