Application Developer at Lubrizol

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Duration
Placement Year (10 Months+)
Region
Derby North West
Review Date
Salary
£18,000 - £19,999
Roles
Computer Science

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8.3/10

The Role
9.2
Organisation
7.2

Socialising

8.5

The Role

Role Description

Problem solving using code. Building bespoke web apps to solve business needs. Working with technology such as .NET, C# and SQL to build robust systems.

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

I really enjoyed my placement. I worked as an application developer. I was given a lot of freedom and trust. Lubrizol treat interns/placement students as full time staff. I learnt lots of new technologies - C#, .NET and these were used to solve technical business problems.

10/10

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

I felt really valued by colleagues, my input was welcomed and taken on board. Based on the project you work on sometimes your are actually leading the projects so you are given a lot of trust.

9/10

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

At Lubrizol I had two managers, one for technical side and another for business/employment side. Lubrizol uses a open door policy so you can ask questions anytime. Pluralsight was used for building technical skills and company specific configuration was explained to me by my manager.

9/10

4. How busy were you on a daily basis?

Very busy in the morning. Later on in the day meeting are conducted with US team.

9/10

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

Given lots of responsibility. On some project you are in charge of tasks end to end. So involved in full project cycle - requirements, implementation, testing and delivery.

9/10

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

Technology learnt such as .NET is used industry wide so will help when I get a job. Skills like problem solving help in my degree.

9/10

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The Organisation

7. What was the general atmosphere in your office?

Office was split with IT support. Atmosphere was really positive, staff encouraged to take break to be more productive.

8/10

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

Well structured.

7/10

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

Lubrizol invest in staff to learn new skills. Facilities such as Pluralsight allows developers to stay up to date. Even went to a Microsoft event to learn about potential technology to implement into the business.

9/10

10. What were the perks on your work placement?

  • Flexi Time
  • Subsidised Canteen
  • Sports and Social Club
  • Subsidised/Company Gym
  • Company Parties/Events
  • Above 25 days holiday
  • Working from home
  • Healthcare from home
5/10

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

Some what appealing.

7/10

Social

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

Sometime manager and students go to the pub/restaurant on special event. Help build communication and better atmosphere.

9/10

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

Derby is very cheap compared to London.

9/10

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

Derby is close to cities such as Nottingham which are famous for their nightlife.

7/10

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

Lubrizol has a social committee which hosts events such as laser tag, hiking. So many opportunities if your proactive.

9/10

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