site engineer at Costain

Duration
Internship (1-4 Months)
Region
Brynmawr Wales
Review Date
Salary
Less than £ 10,000
Roles
Civil Engineering

9.3/10

The Role

10.0

Organisation

9.0

Socialising

8.5

The Role

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

A great insight into the engineering industry, gained a massive amount of experience in a short space of time.

10/10

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

Trusted to carry out tasks the same as the site engineers. included and opinion is always valued.

10/10

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

Questions were answered and explained in detail. Clear targets were set at the beginning of the placement to maximise what I would gain from it.

10/10

4. How busy were you on a daily basis?

the day consisted of various activities throughout the entirety of the working day.

10/10

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

I helped give engineering support to a sub-contractor, ensuring that all was done to the standard of the site engineer.

10/10

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

the placement helped me massively to complete my final year of university and develop what I had already learnt.

10/10

The Organisation

7. What was the general atmosphere in your office?

A welcoming atmosphere within the office, everyone was friendly and willing to offer advice and direction where needed.

10/10

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

The placement was very well organised from the start and structured throughout giving the best opportunities.

10/10

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

Training on equipment was constant throughout the placement. Helping me obtain my CSCS card. giving me a desk and computer.

10/10

10. What were the perks on your work placement?

  • Flexi Time
  • Sports and Social Club
  • Above 25 days holiday
  • Travel loan
5/10

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

Contain offer a graduate scheme which will allow you progress with them once you have graduated.

10/10

Social

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

the working atmosphere was good, everyone willing to engage and help each other were needed.

10/10

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

the cost of living was manageable and towns are in the area were you'd find everything you would need.

10/10

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

I didn't really experience the nightlife although there are good pubs in the area.

4/10

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

I was involved in the 3 peaks challenge and also a 5 a side football game each Thursday.

10/10