Engineering Intern at Eaton

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Duration
Placement Year (10 Months+)
Region
loughborough East Midlands
Review Date
Salary
£16,000 - £17,999
Roles
Electronic and Electrical Engineering

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7.3/10

The Role
8.0
Organisation
7.0

Socialising

6.8

The Role

Role Description

Assist principle engineer with electric vehicle project work including testing to IEC standards

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

I enjoyed this placement as I got a range of experiences from testing, to projects to answering technical enquires from customers.

7/10

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

With working on the electric vehicle projects I felt part of the team, my manager had even said that without me this year he wouldn't of met customer deadlines

9/10

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

With monthly meetings with both my manager and supervisor I could feedback what I wanted from the placement and receive feedback my self so I knew how well I was doing and where to improve

6/10

4. How busy were you on a daily basis?

Most days I was very busy, moving through out the year my work load doubled which was nice to see that my manager knew I could handle it

9/10

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

I had more responsibility than I thought I would, I would have to complete vital tests which and record results which would need to be saved for reference for requalification tests over the next couple of years

7/10

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

With training on communication, time management, presentation and project management. My soft skills improved through these trainings and thought day to day work. Also my technical skills defiantly improved

10/10

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The Organisation

7. What was the general atmosphere in your office?

The atmosphere was generally great in the office, everyone was really nice and helpful which was great for any newbie joining

7/10

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

With working on projects, deadlines and work would come and go very quickly so it was very much of prioritising work on the day, which from using the skills I learnt from the time management training and help from my manager, we were able to meet deadlines and complete work.

7/10

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

The training we got was very helpful and defiantly the vital skills we needed for the year in industry, without it I would've struggled this year.

6/10

10. What were the perks on your work placement?

  • Company Parties/Events
5/10

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

With a large corporation, there not only different products to work with but also different departments so you are open to a range of choices for future employment. I was offered a job with hopefully the chance to complete a master part time but I am also interested in he graduate scheme thy offer

10/10

Social

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

There were 6 interns on my site so it was nice to have them, also meeting the other interns in the UK from other sites on the training days were nice because by the end we were all close friends

7/10

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

I lived in Loughborough which is a university town, so student accommodation was available to us which helped lower living costs and with it being a town socialising didn't cost too mch

8/10

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

Again with living in a uni town the opportunity to go out was there

7/10

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

I didn't look much into the opportunities to get involved with activities outside work

5/10

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