• The Role
  • The Company
  • The Culture

    The Role

  • 1. To what extent did you enjoy your work placement or internship?
  • Plenty of development opportunities and an invigorating place to work. Will learn an immense amount and develop as a person.


  • 2. To what extent did you feel valued by your colleagues?
  • Felt part of a wide team and learnt from each and every member. Felt mentored by an entire section.


  • 3. To what extent were you given support and guidance by management/your supervisor(s)?
  • Excellent senior who I have looked up to and leads by example. Always willing to listen and help me achieve my full potential whilst providing me with key responsibilities.


  • 4. How busy were you on a daily basis?
  • All my time was took up with relevant projects. Varying projects looking at projects engineering focused, and business focused.


  • 5. How much responsibility were you given during your placement?
  • Lots of responsibilities, never felt like "a placement" but more a general engineer.


  • 6. To what extent did/will the skills you developed, and training you received, assist you in your degree studies and beyond?
  • People skills will help me for university projects and in all walks of life. Technical know-how, and in depth, know-how of an automotive factory at the forefront of the industry will help me in any job.


    The Company

  • 7. What was the general atmosphere in your office?
  • Excellent, up-beat, and everyone is willing to help. Seniors and managers are easy to find and talk to and always willing to help.


  • 8. How well organised was the overall work placement or internship set up?
  • Excellently, well thought out pre my arrival and have been tasked with more as the year has gone on.


  • 9. In terms of personal training and development, to what extent did the company or firm invest in you?
  • Heavily. Off-site training courses worth thousands, and on-site training courses from Nissan itself and from outer companies.


  • 10. What were the perks on your work placement?
  • Subsidised Canteen

    Sports and Social Club

    Subsidised/Company Gym

    International Travel

    Company Parties/Events

    Working from home

    Travel loan


  • 11. How appealing are future employment prospects within the organisation?
  • Very appealing, a wide ranging scope and potential to move up the hierarchy. Strong placement scheme and valued graduate scheme.


    The Culture

  • 12. Was there a good social scene amongst any fellow placement students/colleagues?
  • Yes, placement students I joined with have all stayed together through the year. Colleagues have been immense in terms of support and development.


  • 13. What was the cost of living and socialising in the area you worked in?
  • North east of the country, low expenses and cheap in all aspects.


  • 14. What was the Nightlife like in the area you worked?
  • Good links to Newcastle and many places to go and visit.


  • 15. Were there many opportunities to get involved in activities outside of work?
  • Yes, plenty to see and do. Especially in summer months.


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Placement Year (10 Months+)


North East

5th June 2018

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