IT Business Intern at Siemens

Placement Year (10 Months+)
Poole South West
Review Date
£16,000 - £17,999


The Role



The Role

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

I've really enjoyed my internship so far, I've been doing work that's valuable and not just jobs that have been created to keep me busy. At some points it got a little repetitive but my manager was great in helping me get involved with other things to mix my day to day job up a little.


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

I feel very at home on my team, I don't feel like an intern. Everybody has been very welcoming. It took me a month or so to settle i which I think was a short amount of time, I lived with other interns and was close to them so I think that helped.


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

I have monthly 1-2-1s with my manager and she's been really supportive in my training. She has also at any possibility she has let me have time out of the work on the team to get involved with other things she thinks will be valuable. Overall i've been very supported.


4. How busy were you on a daily basis?

It really varied because of the type of work I was doing, some days I could be really busy as lots of people were emailing in, yet other days I found myself a bit stuck for things to do. However I found getting involved in projects helped me manage my time better.


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

I felt like I was given a really good amount of work. Obviously at first when I was being trained up I had less work, but Ifelt that my manager monitored this and as soon as I knew more I was given more responsibilities such as being included in more meetings.


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

It really helped me t write my placement assignment because I had a better understanding of how to apply what i'd learnt to the theory I learnt at uni. Some things I don't think will be very relevant in my final year because they're quite work specific, but they will help me after uni.


The Organisation

7. What was the general atmosphere in your office?

Quiet sometimes but nice.


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

Very well, maybe would of liked a bit more info before I started.


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


10. What were the perks on your work placement?

  • National Travel
  • Company Parties/Events

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

Would consider it.



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

It was ok, Poole is very very quiet though.


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

I found it very expensive compared to up North.


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

It was ok


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

Not realy