Engineer at Cummins

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Duration
Placement Year (10 Months+)
Region
Daventry East Midlands
Review Date
Salary
£18,000 - £19,999
Roles
Mechanical Engineering

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6.5/10

The Role
7.5
Organisation
6.2

Socialising

5.5

The Role

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

I have enjoyed time away from university. Having this placement year has made me realise what is important when applying for a job and choosing an employer.

8/10

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

I have learned a great deal from my colleagues. You learn the most from listening to others.

7/10

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

I was given less support than I expected, however I suppose that working in the industry is different to university life and that might be the way it is.

7/10

4. How busy were you on a daily basis?

On a daily basis I am busy. If I find that I have a lack of work to do I ask my colleagues if they have work for me to do, which 8 times out of 10 they do.

8/10

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

A reasonable amount.

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 have learned a great deal this year. It will certainly benefit me in the future. I am 100% sure that placement is a great stepping stone to realising what part of the industry you want to go into.

8/10

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The Organisation

7. What was the general atmosphere in your office?

General atmosphere was that you were at work to work. I think there could have been more team bonding exercises rather than team meals.

6/10

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

The placement was well organized however I wish there had been more training at hand that I could have done if I wished.

7/10

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

The standard amount of training we were given.

6/10

10. What were the perks on your work placement?

  • Flexi Time
  • Financial Bonus
5/10

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

Future employment prospects within the organization is possibly an option.

7/10

Social

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

Not a great deal, as people were dotted over the place.

6/10

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

Not cheap, but not expensive.

6/10

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

0 - not really.

5/10

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

A few, not with the department.

5/10

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