Rating

4.4/5
  • The Role
    4.5
  • The Company
    4.5
  • The Culture
    4.0

    The Role

  • 1. To what extent did you enjoy your work placement or internship?
  • It has been a really enjoyable placement year. Not only have I have learnt a lot, the work and the environment were great.

    5/5

  • 2. To what extent did you feel valued by your colleagues?
  • Each member of the company was so supportive. They want you to develop, and everyone is willing to answer your questions.

    5/5

  • 3. To what extent were you given support and guidance by management/your supervisor(s)?
  • My manager was excellent! Weekly meetings made sure that I could raise anything I wanted to discuss, which meant that I felt really supported during the placement.

    5/5

  • 4. How busy were you on a daily basis?
  • I was always busy, even when you run out of allocated tasks there were always things to be done.

    4/5

  • 5. How much responsibility were you given during your placement?
  • I was given a lot of responsibility. I had several customers that I was responsible for, and had to make sure that their issues were dealt with in a timely matter and that they were happy with what we had done.

    4/5

  • 6. To what extent did/will the skills you developed, and training you received, assist you in your degree studies and beyond?
  • The main technical skills I learnt were with C# and SQL (Microsoft and Oracle), however a lot were product specific. I had a little exposure to VB and html as well. In terms of non-technical, I have gained confidence whilst interacting with customers professionally. All the graduates and students were given training and this program was fantastic.

    4/5

    The Company

  • 7. What was the general atmosphere in your office?
  • There are always people talking to customers or through issues they are facing with each other. It is a great atmosphere where you are able to just ask someone near you questions, as well as being connected to all of the other project groups via. Teams.

    5/5

  • 8. How well organised was the overall work placement or internship set up?
  • The admin team were great. If I had any questions before or during the placement they were always available to ask, as well as pre-empting some questions.

    5/5

  • 9. In terms of personal training and development, to what extent did the company or firm invest in you?
  • The company are very interested in your training and development. They train you for 12 weeks before you go into the main office full time, and whenever there is a chance to develop your skills they take it, with learning lunches, site visits and general answering of your questions.

    5/5

  • 10. What were the perks on your work placement?
  • Subsidised Canteen

    National Travel

    Company Parties/Events

    Working from home

    4/5

  • 11. How appealing are future employment prospects within the organisation?
  • A lot of employees started out as a placement students, and there are chances to progress within the company.

    4/5

    The Culture

  • 12. Was there a good social scene amongst any fellow placement students/colleagues?
  • The social scene was good, I went to Badminton every week with a few colleagues, as well as into Crawley some evenings. You could also go to the pub on a Friday which was common. They also had social evenings whilst we were settling in, and a Christmas party in Croydon.

    5/5

  • 13. What was the cost of living and socialising in the area you worked in?
  • I live about 10 minutes from work, and it works very well. The cost of living is not too high, although I mainly went places at the weekend as Brighton and London are so close and they are better for the social aspect.

    4/5

  • 14. What was the Nightlife like in the area you worked?
  • It's okay, Brighton is the major hub, but Crawley is not too bad.

    3/5

  • 15. Were there many opportunities to get involved in activities outside of work?
  • A lot, see above.

    5/5

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Details

Placement Year (10 Months+)

Computer Science

South East

April 2019


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