Industrial Placement - Engineering at Cummins

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Duration
Placement Year (10 Months+)
Region
Huddersfield Yorkshire and Humberside
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Salary
£18,000 - £19,999
Roles
Engineering Engineering

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7.9/10

The Role
8.3
Organisation
7.8

Socialising

7.5

The Role

Role Description

Cummins Turbo Technologies use a unique rotation system throughout the year. Allowing students to experience 3 different departments. I personal worked in the Aerodynamics, Applied Mechanics (HCF) and the Service Engineering departments.

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

Initially it had its difficulties but I settled in well and started to enjoying the placement much more soon after.

8/10

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

I was involved in meaningful work that relieved pressure from my colleagues so I think my colleagues valued my work.

9/10

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

In each of my three departments I had a dedicated mentor that answered or guided me in anything I needed help with.

10/10

4. How busy were you on a daily basis?

The workload varied throughout but I always had something to do. If the workload got too much it could be communicated to my team and the issue would be resolved.

5/10

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

An adequate amount for my level of experience and performance throughout my placement. As I built up trust more responsibility was given to me.

8/10

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

My time management skills and communication skills have developed in the most significant manner and will assist me greatly in the future.

10/10

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The Organisation

7. What was the general atmosphere in your office?

The atmosphere changed throughout my placement. In times of high intensity the atmosphere changed accordingly, however I have always felt comfortable.

8/10

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

Some departments were better than others at this and there is room for improvement but overall it was well organized.

9/10

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

The company supplied me with any resources I needed to perform my job and trained me in any manner necessary. There is also a vast library of training resources and courses that I am free to book onto.

8/10

10. What were the perks on your work placement?

  • Flexi Time
  • Subsidised Canteen
  • Sports and Social Club
  • Subsidised/Company Gym
  • National Travel
  • Financial Bonus
  • Company Parties/Events
  • Above 25 days holiday
  • Working from home
  • Healthcare/Dental
5/10

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

They are very appealing however I would always recommend to research industries as much as possible to make the most informed decision possible.

9/10

Social

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

Yes, there was s substantial group of placement students that were not only engineers. We attended company events as well as organized our own events also.

8/10

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

The living costs are affordable especially with a relatively high salary for a placement student in this area of the country.

9/10

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

Huddersfield is a 20 minute train journey to Leeds which is the nearest major city that has very good nightlife. Manchester is also relatively close. Huddersfield itself also has many bars and places for a nigh out.

8/10

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

There were plenty of opportunities to get involved in things every week, if not every day of the week.

5/10

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