Electronic Engineering Intern at GE (General Electric)

Duration
Placement Year (10 Months+)
Region
Leicester East Midlands
Review Date
Salary
£18,000 - £19,999
Roles
Computer and Systems Engineering Electronic and Electrical Engineering

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8.7/10

The Role
9.0
Organisation
9.0

Socialising

7.8

The Role

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

Very good placement, with lots of meaning full work on current projects so there were always new products and problems to work on keeping the work exciting and varied. This included working with different teams on site to get the tasks completed and getting a good overview of the industry and different jobs people have within the company making for a thoroughly enjoyable experience.

9/10

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

Due to working on current projects, all the work carried out helped others in the team so you quickly become a valued member of the team. Taking tasks that others do not have time to carry out, and helping them get other jobs done more quickly by giving another view on the problem or way to tackle the issues faced.

9/10

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

There was a lot of support available from the team, with a good understanding that as an intern there is a lot to learn to accomplish the tasks they set you. There was a good focus on training you so you could complete these tasks and then can contribute more to the team after they have taken the time to help you.

9/10

4. How busy were you on a daily basis?

Due to being involved in lots of projects and a key member of the team there was always work to be done which was engaging and challenging. However, there was a good balance and if the work load was too great managers would soon re balance your work load or find more work if you were getting quieter.

8/10

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

During the placement you were not treated as an Intern, you were a key member of the team playing a vital role to help meet the needs of the business, however with the understanding that you are here to learn so will need guidance and help to accomplish the tasks set.

9/10

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

There has been a lot of training and skills learned through the experiences on my placement, which will help through my final years of study and into working life after university. Developing key communication, interpersonal and problem solving skills, as well as skills on Excel and ways of tackling problems in more efficient and effective ways (Six Sigma training).

10/10

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The Organisation

7. What was the general atmosphere in your office?

The office was an enjoyable place to be with a good relationship between the colleagues, with a lot of work being done, but also some fun and laughs and wasn't just work the whole time. As long as the work was done then everyone was happy and enjoyed the time in the office.

8/10

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

Due to it being a large business the transition into the placement was overall fairly smooth, with the previous interns extending by two weeks to help transition in the new intake. Within that period computers and equipment were issued and training started so overall it was a reasonably quick transition into the work place.

8/10

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

The company invested well in the interns, giving lots of training to further our careers and increase the quality of the work we would be able to carry out for them. Including training in software used by the company and Excel, training in skills such as soldering if they were required and training such as Six Sigma and Fastworks.

10/10

10. What were the perks on your work placement?

  • Sports and Social Club
  • Subsidised/Company Gym
  • Company Parties/Events
  • Above 25 days holiday
9/10

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

There are a lot of opportunities with GE for after university, once you have done an internship this is a helping hand through the door after university going either into a job or a graduate scheme they offer. Due to it being a large company there are many jobs available across the sectors they cover and all their sites.

10/10

Social

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

There was a social scene between the fellow interns with a group chat being used to get everyone together for social events and sports events, and work parties gave the opportunity to socialise with colleague out of work hours. There could have been more social events during the placement but that is up to the interns to organise.

8/10

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

The cost of living was reasonable and fairly standard for a student in a large city, with reasonable accommodation prices and lots to choose from.
With regard to socialising there were lots of places to go in the city to cater for all interests and all at a reasonable price.

8/10

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

The nightlife was typical of students in any city with lots of places to go with a variety of things to do, all at a reasonable price and very accessible to all those on placement. Due to being in a large city the nightlife was typical of that of any student studying around a large city.

8/10

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

There were opportunities for both socials and sports available however finding out about some of these was a little tricky and depended on who you knew, however the interns quickly shared any information through the group chat set up so all the opportunities were available to everyone through out the placement.

7/10

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