Operations Intern at Eaton

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Placement Year (10 Months+)
Titchfield South West
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£16,000 - £17,999
Aerospace/Aviation Manufacturing

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The Role



The Role

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

It was good to experiance an aersospace manufacturing enviroment and broadly understand how the manufacturing sector operates, however, I do not think I was challenged enough with the daily work I was given.


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

I believe my opinions were valued when I had input to give and everyone listened to me and took my ideas into consideration, however, I dont think people had time to coach me and did not trust me with a veriaty of work to carry out. Overall, the people that work here was the best part of the placement.


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

It was difficult to find time for my team to give me work and coach me. This could be because I was not persistant enough in trying to find work.


4. How busy were you on a daily basis?

I did not recieve enough work over the time of the placement. The firsrt 3 months started off very slow where I did not have much to do and did not feel valued. My managers were always busy and I feel like I could have done some of their work if I was trained and coached to do it. After some time I was getting more work however, it flactuated from primarily days were I did not have any daily work, to days were I was fairly busy. I did not have enough daily tasks overall.


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

I was not given enough variety and challenge in the work I did therefore, I did not have the responsobilities that come with the variety of work


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

I believe I have mostly developed my transferable skills like communication, deligation and also general knowledge of how a manufacturing plant operates. I do not think this will benefit me in my studies however, it will be very useful after I graduate and look for a full time postion. Understanding how the a corporate company functions will allow me to ask more questions in the interview stage and try to find a job I will enjoy. I also learnt to be more proactive in my approach to finding work.


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The Organisation

7. What was the general atmosphere in your office?

The atmosphere was very good. Everyone is helpfil regardless of what floor or building they work in and everyone did the work if I asked.


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

I believe my site was not ready for interns and did not know what to do with me. I did not have any daily work and I was not coached or pushed to do anything out of my comfort zone. I do not believe I grew as an emloyee over my placment due to the lack of work and responsobilities.


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

I mainly wanted to develop through on the job experiance however that was very limited. I was not offered any certified courses however, I do not think that would be useful because of my lack of on the job experiance. Occasional training courses were somewhat useful.


10. What were the perks on your work placement?

  • Sports and Social Club
  • Subsidised/Company Gym
  • Above 25 days holiday
  • Healthcare/Dental

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

I did not enjoy working at the Titchfield site and I believe the system of how Titchfield is ran is bad. I do not think there is much room for growth and development at Titchfield.



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

All placment students were friendly, helpful and we occasionally met outside of work.


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

In Titchfield there is not much to do socially except meet with people from work. The house prices are above average and other costs are average.


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

Pubs usually closed at 11 pm. Other than that there was not nightlife.


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

It was hard to find weekend league football clubs without a car due to having to travel for training and matches. There was a free gym open until late.


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