Electrical intern at British Steel

Duration
Internship (1-4 Months)
Region
Scunthorpe Yorkshire and Humberside
Review Date
Salary
£16,000 - £17,999
Roles
Engineering

6.3/10

The Role

6.3

Organisation

6.6

Socialising

5.8

The Role

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

As I was only on a summer placement, I wasn't given a lot of responsibility. And although i found things for myself to do, I was unoccupied quite a bit. I think i'd have enjoye it a lot more if i was there for a longer period of time

7/10

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

I felt really valued by most people. unfortunately, my line manager was always busy with something else, so i didn't see him a lot. But the people I spent time working with were absolutely amazing!

10/10

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

I didn't get a lot of direction because i didn't have a lot to do

6/10

4. How busy were you on a daily basis?

Some days were better than others, but I could really have done with a lot more work

4/10

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

Not a lot

5/10

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

Most of the skills i developed as a result of looking for opportunities myself, were more about how to conduct myself in a professional environment and other soft skills. While these are very useful, i don't feel like i got skills that would be of particular help on my course.

6/10

The Organisation

7. What was the general atmosphere in your office?

Relaxed and nice. everyone was lovely and eager to teach

8/10

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

there were IT issues regarding being set up, at the beginning of the placement.

5/10

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

The HR department organised a few training sessions which were quite nice

8/10

10. What were the perks on your work placement?

  • There were no perks with this Internship
5/10

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

I would like to go back if i was given the opportunity to do so

7/10

Social

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

yes

5/10

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

8/10

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

5/10

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

Not a lot for a summer placement

5/10