Hi! Just a little message to let you know that we've updated our Privacy Policy.

RDD Intern - Software at Dyson Ltd

Duration
Internship (1-4 Months)
Region
Malmesbury South West
Review Date
Salary
£16,000 - £17,999
Roles
Computer Science Electronic and Electrical Engineering Electronics Information Technology

Connect with this company

8.9/10

The Role
9.5
Organisation
9.8

Socialising

7.0

The Role

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

I got given a really interesting project that used and expanded my knowledge in a wide variety of subjects. There was some of the usual grind, but it was offset by the feeling of doing something valuable and learning a lot of new, useful things.

9/10

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

10/10

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

I had a great manager who was always available to support me and explain things. Other members of my team were equally helpful and willing to donate their time to help me out. I received constant words of encouragement and had a lot of faith in my manager who I didn't shy from going to with any problems I had.

10/10

4. How busy were you on a daily basis?

I felt like I was a bit too busy, but also met several people who thought they weren't given enough work.

8/10

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

I can't disclose the specifics of my project, but I actually got to work closely with several manager-level people in the company, while working on a fairly important and needed thing.

10/10

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

This placement was a great help for me in converting from Electrical Engineering to Computer Science. Everyone was patient with me as I learned.

10/10

The Organisation

7. What was the general atmosphere in your office?

Good and friendly, there was free food every now and then, an area for "nature walks" and there was a general feeling of community.

10/10

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

No complaints, everything seemed top notch organised.

10/10

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

I had to mostly learn everything that I actually did in the company, as my previous studies were not a very good match to what I ended up wanting to actually do. They were super understanding and helpful with that.

10/10

10. What were the perks on your work placement?

  • Flexi Time
  • Subsidised Canteen
  • Subsidised/Company Gym
  • Staff Sales/Staff Shop
10/10

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

I almost accepted the job - the only reason I didn't was that I was offered a much higher paid one and have some debts to pay off. But other than the pay (and maybe the location) everything was great.

9/10

Social

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

I am rather a loner myself, but others seemed to get along well, and they welcomed me along if I did want to join in every now and then.

9/10

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

It's in the middle of nowhere so pretty cheap, even though still in the south.

9/10

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

Middle of nowhere, but then I don't really care. But at the same fairly easy and quick to just go to Bristol, London or Cardiff for a weekend. Some people even commuted from Bristol every day - there's a company bus.

5/10

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

5/10