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Manufacturing and Quality at Cummins

Duration
Placement Year (10 Months+)
Region
Darlington North East
Review Date
Salary
£20,000 - £21,999
Roles
Manufacturing

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6.1/10

The Role
4.7
Organisation
6.6

Socialising

7.8

The Role

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

I thought I'd enjoy it more when I applied than I did. when I was busy I enjoyed the work, but when I was less busy it was very dull. However the people and working environment did make it enjoyable.

3/10

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

I felt very valued by my work colleagues

8/10

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

Very little. I tried to keep myself busy with tasks I thought would benefit the company and my development.

3/10

4. How busy were you on a daily basis?

Some days I would be busy and others id be less busy. I tried to keep myself busy with tasks I thought would benefit my department and my development.

5/10

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

Not as much as I thought when I applied. I could of dealt with more work load and responsibility.

4/10

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

The skills I developed will assist me later on in my career as I have dealt with various types of people and different situation, specifically how people deal with change.

5/10

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The Organisation

7. What was the general atmosphere in your office?

Very good. People knew when to have a laugh and when to be serious.

8/10

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

It was set up as well as it could of been.

5/10

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

I had various training days throughout my placement to help develop my personal skills.

8/10

10. What were the perks on your work placement?

  • Flexi Time
  • Subsidised Canteen
  • Subsidised/Company Gym
  • Financial Bonus
5/10

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

Very appealing there's various graduate schemes around the UK.

7/10

Social

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

Yes we all got on very well and this was pushed by the company through mini projects and meetings.

9/10

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

Very cheap.

8/10

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

Not the best.

5/10

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

Yes these were pushed by site-wide emails

9/10

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