Rating

5/5
  • The Role
    5.0
  • The Company
    5.0
  • The Culture
    5.0

    The Role

  • 1. To what extent did you enjoy your work placement or internship?
  • I have thoroughly enjoyed my placement year at Lighthouse and I would definitely recommend it. The combination of a friendly atmosphere, interesting work, and the numerous perks, such as, lunch provided, free parking and social events throughout the year make waking up and coming to work in the morning very easy.

    5/5

  • 2. To what extent did you feel valued by your colleagues?
  • I have felt very valued by my colleagues since the beginning. Lighthouse make a big effort when you first join to ensure that everyone is integrated into the company. Since then I have made good personal and professional relationships with people who I can easily ask for help at work or hang out with outside of work.

    5/5

  • 3. To what extent were you given support and guidance by management/your supervisor(s)?
  • There is definitely no shortage of support if you want it. For the duration of the placement I was assigned a supervisor who would schedule monthly check-ins where I would have an informal chat about how I was getting on, both personally and professionally. I didn’t have to wait until these meetings for guidance though, on a daily-basis I would ask people for help.

    5/5

  • 4. How busy were you on a daily basis?
  • 5/5

  • 5. How much responsibility were you given during your placement?
  • The amount of responsibility given to me was one of the main positives of working at Lighthouse. I became an integral member of the team almost straight after coming out of training. I was thrown onto a customer project and even went abroad to France to meet customers and visit a real site. Although I had a lot of responsibility, this was balanced by the fact I didn’t have to worry about making mistakes. There is a no-blame culture and there was always someone around to help you out.

    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?
  • The Office atmosphere is really relaxed at Lighthouse. Everyone are friends so there is a lot of joking around and laughing. You are never afraid to ask anyone a question because it is a very collaborative environment. The only downside is that you might hear lots of terrible jokes throughout the year.

    5/5

  • 8. How well organised was the overall work placement or internship set up?
  • 5/5

  • 9. In terms of personal training and development, to what extent did the company or firm invest in you?
  • Lighthouse invest a lot of time into their employees. When I first joined I undertook a 7-week training programme to get my technical skills up to speed. From then, when I joined the office I received plenty of 1-on-1 help from other engineers whenever I needed more help and training.

    5/5

  • 10. What were the perks on your work placement?
  • Subsidised Canteen

    International Travel

    Company Parties/Events

    Working from home

    5/5

  • 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?
  • 5/5

  • 13. What was the cost of living and socialising in the area you worked in?
  • 5/5

  • 14. What was the Nightlife like in the area you worked?
  • 5/5

  • 15. Were there many opportunities to get involved in activities outside of work?
  • 5/5

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Details

Placement Year (10 Months+)

Information Technology

South East

August 2018


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