1. To what extent did you enjoy your work placement or internship?
When things are good at cummins, things are very good. When they are bad, they are very bad! Forever working under a looming threat of restructuring, means it takes the edge off the good times even when they are good.
2. To what extent did you feel valued by your colleagues?
I felt valued by local teams and managers for the most part. I felt with contempt by the general leadership who show a latent lack of interest in developing their young people. Yes, there are financial constraints for you and i understand that, but there are still huge opportunities missed on a daily basis it felt.
3. To what extent were you given support and guidance by management/your supervisor(s)?
I felt well supported by my teams and management.
4. How busy were you on a daily basis?
I was completely overloaded for about 20% of the time, and had barely any work for the other 80% of the time. Rarely did i feel comfortable with my work load.
5. How much responsibility were you given during your placement?
Never enough to be useful towards development.
6. To what extent did/will the skills you developed, and training you received, assist you in your degree studies and beyond?
I learnt employment can be a harsh environment. Cummins claim to champion equality and supporting their young people to develop. This is not true, and a cover up is being staged to brainwash employees to think they are genuinely cared for.
7. What was the general atmosphere in your office?
Surrounded by generally good people in my local teams and groups. The atmosphere was good for the most part.
8. How well organised was the overall work placement or internship set up?
Constant missed opportunities, poor organisation for young people means a lack of development.
9. In terms of personal training and development, to what extent did the company or firm invest in you?
See other comments. Quite frankly it was a joke, and i feel the last few years have been a waste. Please trust me, i am not some embittered former employee. I work in a performance cell, with a low budget, that has no money or interest in developing their young people.
10. What were the perks on your work placement?
Working from home
11. How appealing are future employment prospects within the organisation?
Fundamental change required.
12. Was there a good social scene amongst any fellow placement students/colleagues?
Its ok, depends on who your peers are here really. Cummins generally hire people to a good standard, so most people are good people. The company doesnt deserve us to be frank.
13. What was the cost of living and socialising in the area you worked in?
I am from the area, so it wasnt an issue.
14. What was the Nightlife like in the area you worked?
15. Were there many opportunities to get involved in activities outside of work?