Rating

3.9/5
  • The Role
    4.0
  • The Company
    4.0
  • The Culture
    3.8

    The Role

  • 1. To what extent did you enjoy your work placement or internship?
  • The internship was very enjoyable, this company has a great working atmosphere and everyone is friendly. This made me and all the other interns feel very comfortable. There was an informative training course in the first 2 weeks which ensured everyone had the knowledge to work well in the following 8 weeks. The work given was interesting.

    5/5

  • 2. To what extent did you feel valued by your colleagues?
  • The people I worked with during my internship were friendly and treated me like a regular employee. The tasks assigned to me were important and I felt like my colleagues trusted me to get the work done. My team members were approachable and always happy to answer questions if I needed advice.

    4/5

  • 3. To what extent were you given support and guidance by management/your supervisor(s)?
  • My supervisor was very helpful and there was a good balance between giving me guidance when I got stuck on a problem and allowing me to try and figure it out myself. Everyone in the office was approachable and happy to help, so if I needed help on a specific topic, there was always someone who was an expert to ask.

    4/5

  • 4. How busy were you on a daily basis?
  • The was a healthy balance between always having something useful I could be doing and not being under pressure to complete a large amount of tasks. In the times where there were less tasks I had to do, there was always the opportunity to undergo self driven training and this was encouraged.

    4/5

  • 5. How much responsibility were you given during your placement?
  • The tasks assigned to me were important and my colleagues trusted me to complete these. I was often given the opportunity to design, implement and test my own solutions to problems, which was good and gave me a sense of responsibility. This allowed me to develop my skills a lot.

    5/5

  • 6. To what extent did/will the skills you developed, and training you received, assist you in your degree studies and beyond?
  • My degree was in Mathematics and I have also completed it, so the skills I developed don't apply directly to that. However the skills I developed will certainly help me in my future career, this internship has opened the door to software engineering for me and taught me things I could never have picked up at University.

    3/5

    The Company

  • 7. What was the general atmosphere in your office?
  • Everyone was friendly and generally happy, which is a good indication that this is a great place to work.

    4/5

  • 8. How well organised was the overall work placement or internship set up?
  • This internship / graduate scheme has been running for a number of years now, which has allowed them to perfect the organisation of it. There is a structured 2 weeks of training with one of the senior developers and then each intern is placed into a team for the remaining 10 weeks.

    5/5

  • 9. In terms of personal training and development, to what extent did the company or firm invest in you?
  • There was a full 2 weeks of intensive C++ and software engineering training.

    4/5

  • 10. What were the perks on your work placement?
  • Flexi Time

    Sports and Social Club

    Company Parties/Events

    3/5

  • 11. How appealing are future employment prospects within the organisation?
  • The future employment prospects are very good, this internship program is run alongside the graduate scheme and the aim of the internship is to give interns a taste of working in the company and hopefully bring them back once they've graduated. If you perform well on the internship you stand a great chance of being offered a full time position.

    5/5

    The Culture

  • 12. Was there a good social scene amongst any fellow placement students/colleagues?
  • There were a number of social events organised for the interns and graduates which everyone enjoyed, for example a curry night. Every lunch we would meet in the canteen, chat about how work was going and play table football, which was fun and got quite competitive (in a good way!).

    5/5

  • 13. What was the cost of living and socialising in the area you worked in?
  • The office is located relatively near to the center of Birmingham, 1 bus journey away. With other good transport links, for example Coventry is 1 bus journey away from the office. So the cost of living can be as cheap as you like. Living in Birmingham is very affordable for a city of its size.

    4/5

  • 14. What was the Nightlife like in the area you worked?
  • Birmingham as a large city, has a lot to offer in terms of nightlife, for those who want it.

    4/5

  • 15. Were there many opportunities to get involved in activities outside of work?
  • There were various social events organised throughout my time here.

    3/5

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Internship (1-4 Months)

Computer Science

West Midlands

12th September 2018


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