Engineering Placement student at Cummins

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Duration
Placement Year (10 Months+)
Region
huddersfield Yorkshire and Humberside
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Salary
£16,000 - £17,999
Roles
Engineering

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7.3/10

The Role
8.3
Organisation
7.0

Socialising

6.0

The Role

Role Description

Turbo design

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

I really enjoyed my placement as I learned a lot and gained valuable information which will hopefully help me for when I go back and complete my masters degree.

7/10

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

I felt as though I was treated as part of the team and got given work which affected the business. There were social nights and activities which made the experience a lot better and made my year fly by.

9/10

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

I had weekly meetings with my manger to track my progress and give me advice on areas to improve.

9/10

4. How busy were you on a daily basis?

I went through stages where there was a lot of work and times where it was minimal but during the times where we didn't have as much work, I was always kept busy by my manager.

7/10

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

I was given a lot of responsibility. I had projects which determined the outcome of the design which made my work feel valued.

9/10

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

The work I have done has helped me a lot in terms of understanding the material I learned at university and how it is applied in a real job.

9/10

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The Organisation

7. What was the general atmosphere in your office?

We had 3 rotations during our placement and in those 3 rotations I got to experience each floor. Each floor had a different atmosphere but all seem to have a great vibe and people who are willing to help.

5/10

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

The placement was well organized by the development team and quarterly meeting would be helped to track each placement students progress.

8/10

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

We had the opportunity to enroll ourselves in whatever training we wanted to attend. We had the same resources as the employee which made us been valued.

8/10

10. What were the perks on your work placement?

  • Sports and Social Club
  • Company Car
  • Financial Bonus
  • Company Parties/Events
  • Working from home
  • Healthcare/Dental
5/10

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

If you perform well then you have the opportunity to get a scholarship with the company. Even if you don't get that then if you performed well then they will still give you the opportunity to work there in the future.

9/10

Social

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

All students were enrolled in a greenpower scheme which gave the students a chance to bond and work as a team to help local schools with STEM projects.

5/10

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

It was relatively cheap, Looking at £400 rent for the month in a good place and loads of cheap supermarket which were close by

9/10

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

Poor, had to travel to Leeds and Manchester

2/10

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

We had a social committee which organized football and badminton activities

8/10

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