Applications placement student at Lubrizol

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Duration
Placement Year (10 Months+)
Region
Manchester North West
Review Date
Salary
£16,000 - £17,999
Roles
Automotive Chemistry Science/Research

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7.5/10

The Role
8.3
Organisation
7.0

Socialising

6.8

The Role

Role Description

Applications testing of hyperdidspersant performance and comparison to leading products in the market.
Included testing of rheology, particle size, colour, film hardness, water and corrosion resistance etc.

1. To what extent did you enjoy your work placement or internship?

I'm extremely glad I decided to spend my year in industry with this company

8/10

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2. To what extent did you feel valued by your colleagues?

I felt I was treated like any other permanent member of staff

9/10

3. To what extent were you given support and guidance by management/your supervisor(s)?

My supervisor was very supportive but encouraged me to follow my intuition

8/10

4. How busy were you on a daily basis?

Workload ebbed and flowed throughout the year but generally was about right

7/10

5. How much responsibility were you given during your placement?

I was given almost complete responsibility over my own project

9/10

6. To what extent did/will the skills you developed, and training you received, assist you in your degree studies and beyond?

I developed many skills as the work I carried out was so different to anything covered on my university course

9/10

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The Organisation

7. What was the general atmosphere in your office?

Everybody in the office got on really well and the atmosphere was relaxed

8/10

8. How well organised was the overall work placement or internship set up?

The placement work was organised but project direction changed often (as expected)

7/10

9. In terms of personal training and development, to what extent did the company or firm invest in you?

There was many e-learning courses and a fair amount of internal training

6/10

10. What were the perks on your work placement?

  • Flexi Time
  • Subsidised/Company Gym
  • Financial Bonus
  • Company Parties/Events
  • Above 25 days holiday
7/10

11. How appealing are future employment prospects within the organisation?

There are previous placements students who graduated and went back to work for the company. However vacancies do not come available often.

7/10

Social

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

Placement students and other staff met up regularly outside of work

8/10

13. What was the cost of living and socialising in the area you worked in?

Living costs were not too high especially as the placement was well paid

6/10

14. What was the Nightlife like in the area you worked?

Lots of events

8/10

15. Were there many opportunities to get involved in activities outside of work?

5/10

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