Student at Lubrizol

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Placement Year (10 Months+)
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The Role
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Role Description

Reasearch and development scientist

The Role

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

Lots, it was really good fun in a warm and friendly environment
5 /5

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

Very much, the people at Lubrizol are very friendly and treat the students as equals
5 /5

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

My supervisor was very supportive and always available to assist in my work with helpful ideas
5 /5

4. How busy were you on a daily basis?

The work kept me busy and engaged, doing a masters year at Uni meant the work load was higher than most but still able to cope reasonably well
3 /5

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

I was responsible and accountable for all my own work and worked independently on many of my projects
5 /5

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

5 /5

The Company

7. What was the general atmosphere in your office?

Great people to work with and a good mix between work and chat
5 /5

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

Almost perfect, the safety course was slow to be implemented but was eventually finished
5 /5

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

Company spared no expense in resources and people to provide everything I needed
5 /5

10. What were the perks on your work placement?

  • Flexi Time
  • Sports and Social Club
  • Subsidised/Company Gym
  • Financial Bonus
  • Company Parties/Events
  • Above 25 days holiday
3 /5

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

5 /5

The Culture

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

Sociable at work but little outside of working hours
4 /5

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

Manchester is a very student friendly city and the pay at Lubrizol is much better than most placements so no problem with costs
5 /5

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

Manchester has an amazing culture and nightlife
5 /5

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

There is a 5-a-side football group and some organisation of meals and nights out
4 /5