Hardware Engineer at Eaton

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

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7.9/10

The Role
8.3
Organisation
7.4

Socialising

8.0

The Role

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

I enjoyed my placement at Eaton a lot, I was given a lot of responsibility from the start which made me feel like a part of the business and team. I was also able to achieve a wide all round experience and wasn't confined to my role.

8/10

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

As mentioned above from the get go I was given a lot of responsibility in the form of a key project. This made me feel valued as it meant that Eaton must've believed in my capabilities to complete the project.

10/10

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

I have been working very closely to my supervisor this year, due to this he has been available to me in all times of need whenever I required help on a task and he would never give the straight answer to my question, he would always explain the process behind all the things I previously dint know.

9/10

4. How busy were you on a daily basis?

Due to working in R&D, we didn't have reoccurring tasks that needed to be done on a monthly basis like you would in a more business orientated role, but as the work given to us was project management based this meant that their was always work to be doing.

5/10

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

When arriving at Eaton the amount of responsibility we were given was unexpected as it was a lot. the work given to me was project management, this meant that i was solely responsible for the progress of the project and it was my task to make sure that the whole project team knew what they were doing and that they were getting it done.

9/10

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

so this year at Eaton I have been able to gain skills and experience that I would not have of been able to gain at university. I have gained a good experience this year in business engineering which i wouldn't have of achieved at university. this have given me the advantage over others who didnt go on placement and are lacking in this area and i believe this will put me a greater advantage in the future.

9/10

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The Organisation

7. What was the general atmosphere in your office?

The mitcheldean site is quite small so therefore the atmosphere allowed you were able to develop relationships with other employees easily.

8/10

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

this placement was well organised and had a good structure as we had regular training sessions and events

10/10

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

Eaton provided training in professional skills for all interns and if i ever required functional specific training the company always tried to facilitate it.

5/10

10. What were the perks on your work placement?

  • Flexi Time
  • National Travel
  • Company Parties/Events
  • Above 25 days holiday
5/10

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

I would like to work for Eaton as they give you a lot of opportunity to develop and progression in your respective field.

9/10

Social

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

due there being many interns a the mitcheldean site and some coming from the same university this meant that we all felt quite comfortable and relaxed around each other, this then lead us doing more things outside of work.

9/10

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

coming from London I was used to high costs so for me it was reasonably priced in terms of rent where as fellow interns and colleagues from the northern part of the UK found it more expensive. but for socialising the closest city of Gloucester was very reasonably priced and had everything you would need.

8/10

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

Gloucester was good for nightlife if you are into your traditional British pub and for bars and clubs Cheltenham was your better option but it did come with a higher cost.

6/10

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

yes there a lot of opportunities to get involved in activities outside of work. mainly things were organised between individuals but everyone was open and welcoming and you could easily get involved.

9/10

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