Rating

3.7/5
  • The Role
    4.2
  • The Company
    3.5
  • The Culture
    3.3

    The Role

  • 1. To what extent did you enjoy your work placement or internship?
  • I got challenged and I actually feel that my time here makes a difference to the business. Even though I'm an intern I feel equally important as my colleagues.

    4/5

  • 2. To what extent did you feel valued by your colleagues?
  • I felt extremely valued. GE allowed me to develop to the extend where I was appreciated by others, also senior management. I didn't feel any difference between how I get treated comparing to others.

    5/5

  • 3. To what extent were you given support and guidance by management/your supervisor(s)?
  • My managers were always very supportive and knew what tasks they should assign to me in order to challenge me. The only problem, however, is that I was left without a supervisor for 4 months which is a lot when you're in the company only for 12 months.

    4/5

  • 4. How busy were you on a daily basis?
  • Very, very, very busy! I wish I could do overtime to catch up with everything.

    3/5

  • 5. How much responsibility were you given during your placement?
  • I had an equal responsibility to other team members. With time I built up trust among others so my responsibilities were increasing, especially when my manager left and replacement hasn't been found for 4 months. I had to step up and cover a lot of responsibilities.

    5/5

  • 6. To what extent did/will the skills you developed, and training you received, assist you in your degree studies and beyond?
  • I feel so much more prepared for my future job. Doing a placement year was the best decision! Now I know how my studies fit in real life and I understand why I had to learn particular stuff at university. Internship helped me to understand what skills I still have to work on.

    5/5

    The Company

  • 7. What was the general atmosphere in your office?
  • Friendly and very open, I could talk to everyone about everything. Everyone here is very supportive and understanding.

    5/5

  • 8. How well organised was the overall work placement or internship set up?
  • Everything went well and smoothly apart from not having a manager for 4 months...

    4/5

  • 9. In terms of personal training and development, to what extent did the company or firm invest in you?
  • Company hasn't sent me on any trainings etc. however it is possible to undertake online courses such as Excel.

    3/5

  • 10. What were the perks on your work placement?
  • Flexi Time

    Sports and Social Club

    Financial Bonus

    Above 25 days holiday

    Healthcare/Dental

    3/5

  • 11. How appealing are future employment prospects within the organisation?
  • Opportunities are really good and for someone who did a placement it's much easier to get a graduate job in the future.

    4/5

    The Culture

  • 12. Was there a good social scene amongst any fellow placement students/colleagues?
  • Placement students were very well organized, we got company hoodies and there were many volunteering opportunities around.

    5/5

  • 13. What was the cost of living and socialising in the area you worked in?
  • Cheltenham is quite expensive. Renting a room costs approximately £400-450 per month. GE is outside the town so worth having a car however bus service is also available.

    4/5

  • 14. What was the Nightlife like in the area you worked?
  • There are some clubs and bars, there is a university campus in the town center so typical student nightlife is available. I experienced better though!

    3/5

  • 15. Were there many opportunities to get involved in activities outside of work?
  • Volunteering every week! Literally.

    3/5

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Details

Placement Year (10 Months+)

Aerospace/Aviation, Business Analytics

Europe

23rd April 2019


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