Digital Technology Intern at GE (General Electric)

Duration
Placement Year (10 Months+)
Region
Bristol South West
Review Date
Salary
£18,000 - £19,999
Roles
Computer Science Information Technology

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8.3/10

The Role
9.3
Organisation
7.2

Socialising

8.0

The Role

Role Description

DT intern

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

I would say that I enjoyed my placement a lot, I was working under the IT department, I had applied for the role through Rate My Placements website, there was other interns who worked with me in similar roles, there were interesting tasks to keep me engaged throughout the year.

10/10

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

I felt like I was a valued member of the business and my department, I would work close with my team daily and my input was always considered, I was able to add impact in each project I was involved in, got to know everyone I worked with on a very personal level as well.

10/10

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

Whenever I have queries or issues there is always someone to reach out to for support and guidance, also had weekly or bi-weekly meetings with management to track my progress, had general conversations regarding projects daily as well. The amount of management support you get is basically up to you to choose.

10/10

4. How busy were you on a daily basis?

Some days would be extremely busy and some of the days would be more quiet, it depends what role you have, I was working in digital technology, some other departments such as Finance would have a consistent workload up till the quarter closes and then their schedule would be entirely filled.

10/10

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

It varied per project, sometimes I was given projects basically to handle by myself, there were some projects I would only be involved in slightly with a few hours a week, it really depends on your role and department and how much responsibility you want, you can always ask for more jobs and take more work on if you want it.

7/10

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

I got to develop a lot of skills, I work in digital technology and have been creating front-end websites a lot this year, I learned back-end skills at university so it's nice to be able to call myself a full-stack developer now. Also my people skills developed a lot this year.

9/10

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The Organisation

7. What was the general atmosphere in your office?

Everyone is fun and friendly to each-other, the atmosphere is that everyone is working hard but always has time to help out if you need something. I think all offices have similar atmosphere, it's just how I expected, the layout is fairly open plan probably to encourage communication between the teams.

9/10

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

When I started on my first two days my laptop was not ready which was a bit of a shame so I had not a lot to do because I really needed it to get started, once I got into a few projects everything was organised, the hardest part was learning about the industry I got into.

7/10

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

I was sent across the country to take part in projects, also I was sent on paid training development courses, also each employee is given access to lots of online resources that normally cost money, I went through a lot of these and literally anything I want training in I can ask for, even if it's not related to my role.

5/10

10. What were the perks on your work placement?

  • Subsidised Canteen
  • Company Parties/Events
8/10

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

There are some great graduate schemes, you can get posted around the globe with these roles, you would normally have a 2 year scheme and live in 3 different locations, normally at least 2 different countries during this time, also the pay on these schemes is very good, I will be applying.

7/10

Social

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

Yes, there is lots of students who also were on placement here, approximately 10 on my site, there was also a few miles away and we had connections with interns who worked there, so we had some good work nights out of 15+ people all our age from within the business.

9/10

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

The costs of living were the same as I lived in student housing with my uni friends, I would say I spent more money on nights out socializing whilst working here, but that's common if you have more money you will spend more money because you have it, so I expected and accounted for this.

9/10

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

I am working in Bristol and it's known for it's great night life, I have been at University here for 2 years before going into placement so I knew what to expect, I just stopped going out on weekdays as much since I would be up early the next day, but I still went out lots.

5/10

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

Yes, it's Bristol there is a lot of things to do.

9/10

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