Assistant Buyer at Collins Aerospace

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Duration
Placement Year (10 Months+)
Region
Marston Green, Birmingham West Midlands
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Salary
£14,000 - £15,999
Roles
Aerospace/Aviation Business Analytics Business Management Electronics Engineering Logistics and Operations

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6.9/10

The Role
6.5
Organisation
6.6

Socialising

8.0

The Role

Role Description

Manage indirect procurement

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

I thoroughly enjoyed my placement.

7/10

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

I felt valued and had a reasonable level of trust.

6/10

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

Had a good induction and support from my manager throughout the year. Being thrown in the deep end a few times definitely helped in hind sight also.

5/10

4. How busy were you on a daily basis?

Good balance. Some days very busy and other days not so much.

5/10

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

I felt valued and had a reasonable level of responsibility which grew and grew throughout the year.

7/10

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

Massively developed a wide range of personal and professional skills which directly flowed into my work ethic and attitude for my final year of Uni. Ultimately though, they benefited mostly in gaining a graduate job back in the company.

9/10

The Organisation

7. What was the general atmosphere in your office?

Good balance

5/10

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

Ok, but it was improved throughout my placement.

4/10

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

Wide range of access to courses such as Microsoft Office advanced courses.

6/10

10. What were the perks on your work placement?

  • Flexi Time
  • Subsidised Canteen
8/10

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

Perfect - I have obtained a grad job back at UTC.

10/10

Social

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

Yes

8/10

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

Lived at home

10/10

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

Great

8/10

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

Football tournaments and other extra curricular activities

6/10