Student Intern at Schlumberger

Placement Year (10 Months+)
Cambridge West Midlands
Review Date
£20,000 - £21,999
Computer Science

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The Role



The Role

Role Description

Support the scientists in the drilling department

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

It's a very enjoyable position with a lot of freedom regarding decisions in your project


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

My colleagues were quite supportive at work and after. They were also helpful in solving some issues I had with my project


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

My manager was very supportive and encouraged my ideas for the project I was working on.


4. How busy were you on a daily basis?

It's generally pretty relaxed with little hard deadlines. Since the position is more about initiative, work was well balanced overall


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

The project I was working on is one I proposed and made from scratch, with regular reviews, but most implementation decisions were left up to me


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

I learned a lot of useful skills relevant to my subject and degree


The Organisation

7. What was the general atmosphere in your office?

I got along really well with my office mate so there was very little time to be bored


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

There was a bit of confusion at the start of my internship, since the department had got a new manager, therefore the projects to work on weren't that clear


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

Interns got the same training as permanent employees, and the same access to seminars and library


10. What were the perks on your work placement?

  • Flexi Time
  • Subsidised Canteen
  • Sports and Social Club
  • National Travel
  • International Travel
  • Financial Bonus
  • Above 25 days holiday
  • Working from home

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

The company in general and the work enviroinment is great, but it's not involved in the subjects I have personal preference in



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

we have common lunch and a chat group, we also had regular card games and social events


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

Cambridge is quite expensive to live in compared to other places I've been


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

I'm personally not into nightlife, so I can't say much about the subject. I did go to a few pub nights though.


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

there were regular sport activities like badmington, climbing and football, as well as pub nights on friday