Student Design/Development Engineer at Delphi Technologies

Duration
Placement Year (10 Months+)
Region
Kent South East
Review Date
Salary
£14,000 - £15,999
Roles
Engineering

5.2/10

The Role
6.8
Organisation
5.0

Socialising

3.0

The Role

Role Description

To support the Core Development Team

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

I enjoyed my placement since it exposed me to new areas of engineering and helped me develop my soft skills. I am now much more mature than when I started.

6/10

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

I felt I was part of the team and my skills were valued within the department.

7/10

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

I was given lots of guidance initially and was supported throughout the placement with all of my projects.

8/10

4. How busy were you on a daily basis?

I was mostly very busy with more than one project/task under my responsibility at any one time.

5/10

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

I was given quite a lot of responsibility designing a rig for the team for which the project was solely mine.

8/10

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

The soft skills I gained, such as increased confidence will definitely help me for my final at university. I am also much more organised.

7/10

The Organisation

7. What was the general atmosphere in your office?

Professional and friendly place to work.

6/10

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

The placement was organised in such a way that the student would be helping on tasks depending on the work needed at the time. There was no clear structure in terms of training or what the student would be doing throughout the year. It depended on what was needed.

6/10

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

There were no external training programmes but time was given to learn certain software that was needed for the job.

6/10

10. What were the perks on your work placement?

  • Company Parties/Events
  • Healthcare/Dental
4/10

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

Unfortunately the type of job and atmosphere are not what I'm looking for.

3/10

Social

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

Not particularly.

3/10

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

Not many areas to socialise, average prices.

4/10

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

non-existent

1/10

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

Not much

4/10