ISD Placement Student at Nissan UK

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Duration
Placement Year (10 Months+)
Region
Sunderland North East
Review Date
Salary
£16,000 - £17,999
Roles
Computer and Systems Engineering

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7.0/10

The Role
7.5
Organisation
6.2

Socialising

7.2

The Role

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

My time at Nissan was quite enjoyable - I got a lot of experience with new technologies and learning foundations under my belt.

8/10

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

I felt quite valued by my team most of the time

8/10

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

My mentor was amazing and gave me lots of support throughout the year. Everyone in my team was happy to help me when I needed question answering or some help.

9/10

4. How busy were you on a daily basis?

One of the negatives of the placement for me was that I wasn’t busy most of the time. I believe this to be down to massive budget cuts currently taking place in NMUK.

3/10

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

I was given quite a lot of responsibility after the first few months, and was able to get on with work, as well as being trusted with production systems.

8/10

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

I believe the skills I have learned to be used widely acceoss the industry, I learned so much over the year and hope to apply it when in a grad job.

9/10

The Organisation

7. What was the general atmosphere in your office?

At the start of the placement the morale was great amongst my team and in my office - however this changed and towards the end of my placement I saw and noticed that a lot of people weren’t happy, and a lot of contractors were cut.

5/10

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

I think the placement was quite well set up, I believe it could have been improved by having a 6-month rotation into another team.

7/10

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

I was continuously promised external training, only to be let down when budgets were cut. On the other hand, internal training was quite good.

5/10

10. What were the perks on your work placement?

  • Sports and Social Club
  • Subsidised/Company Gym
  • Above 25 days holiday
  • Working from home
7/10

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

Although I enjoyed the placement year, and am glad for the experience I got, as an IT professional I believe I would have better prospects working at an IT service provider rather than IT to support the business.

7/10

Social

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

7/10

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

Very cheap area but also I live at home

10/10

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

7/10

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

5/10