Student Engineer at Laing O'Rourke

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Duration
Placement Year (10 Months+)
Region
Kendal North West
Review Date
Salary
£26,000 - £27,999
Roles
Civil Engineering

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8.2/10

The Role
8.8
Organisation
8.0

Socialising

7.5

The Role

Role Description

Student engineer maninly performing the role of a setting out engineer by the end of the placement.

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

Had amazing opertunity of being on a job that allowed me to be involved in loss of different aspects of civil engineering, from pipelaying to concrete wall pours to ducting. I was involved in the vast majority of setting out as well as all the QA surrounding concrete and pipework.

9/10

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

Colleagues were very welcoming and I felt at home. My boss really looked after me early in the placement to make sure I was off to a great start!

8/10

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

If I ever needed help they could assist me. This includes other engineers and supervisors

9/10

4. How busy were you on a daily basis?

Always had plenty of work to do! I was never left with nothing to do!

9/10

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

I was responsible for all setting out on the job especially in the later stages when I was the only site engineer for the final 2 months. This gave me a lot more responsibility and really improved my ability as a site engineer! It was ideal in allowing me to improve my confidence greatly

8/10

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

In terms of moving on into industry after graduation it was perfect. I was basically performing the role of a site engineer. I feel that I am completely competent in performing the role of a graduate site engineer now because of this placement. It can also help a bit with uni in terms of how I cope with work load.

10/10

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The Organisation

7. What was the general atmosphere in your office?

The atmosphere was great! Everyone worked very hard but at the same time could have a laugh! I never felt stressed or uneasy in the office.

9/10

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

8/10

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

My boss always ensured I was fully trained in as much as possible to enable me to become a more compitent engineer.

9/10

10. What were the perks on your work placement?

  • There were no perks with this Placement Year
5/10

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

The company is massive and there is loads of different things I can go into! This allows me to really focus on what I enjoy the most. I cannot wait to see what the future hold with this company, especially with the upcoming projects like HS2. I can’t wait to see how far I can progress into the company.

9/10

Social

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

8/10

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

8/10

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

Kendal had a few good pubs and we often went out to watch football!

7/10

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

7/10

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