Data analyst at Network Rail

Duration
Placement Year (10 Months+)
Region
Cardiff Wales
Review Date
Salary
£16,000 - £17,999
Roles
Business Analytics Business Intelligence Business Management

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8.0/10

The Role
9.8
Organisation
6.6

Socialising

7.0

The Role

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

I thoroughly enjoyed my placement year at network rail. More than I thought I would!

9/10

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

You were treated no different to other colleagues and they respected you’re learning.

10/10

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

My manager was brilliant and understood the work I had to do as part of my degree as well as in the role. I had allocated time a week to write my diaries.

10/10

4. How busy were you on a daily basis?

All new jobs are slow starting but once I had gained more business awareness and settled more into the role I had an ideal work load which pushed me when I needed it.

10/10

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

You’re not at all treated like you’re less qualified than your colleagues and respected just the same.

10/10

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

University doesn’t teach you the valuable communication skills you need in the work place.

10/10

The Organisation

7. What was the general atmosphere in your office?

Office was a lovely and calm environment. You’re sat in your teams so therefore get to build good relationships

10/10

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

Very well set up

10/10

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

They invested a little but a lot is up to you how much you push your development

5/10

10. What were the perks on your work placement?

  • National Travel
  • Above 25 days holiday
  • Working from home
3/10

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

I decided to try something else for my graduate scheme but have no doubt I will return in the future

5/10

Social

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

There were often social events organised particularly summer and Christmas. There was also Friday drinks!

5/10

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

Cardiff is an amazing city

10/10

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

Cardiff has really good nightlife! It’s a student city with lots of interesting things to do. If you don’t drink there’s still plenty there to do for fun !

10/10

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

There were organised activities that you could get involved in

3/10