Rating

4/5
  • The Role
    4.0
  • The Company
    3.6
  • The Culture
    4.4

    The Role

  • 1. To what extent did you enjoy your work placement or internship?
  • The internship was enjoyable, I learnt a lot within my time at GE Aviation, considering I'd come from a business background.

    4/5

  • 2. To what extent did you feel valued by your colleagues?
  • Colleagues were inclusive and I was involved in many tasks/projects and wasn't treated as an 'intern', I felt like part of the team.

    5/5

  • 3. To what extent were you given support and guidance by management/your supervisor(s)?
  • I had weekly reviews with my mentor who was also my manager to discuss concerns, development etc. We would also have 2-weekly sessions with members of the intern committee to discuss our intern curriculums, development and opportunities etc.

    5/5

  • 4. How busy were you on a daily basis?
  • I always had daily tasks to do and had the freedom to pick up additional tasks of my own accord. I was given a lot of freedom to explore the business.

    3/5

  • 5. How much responsibility were you given during your placement?
  • I was responsible for coordinating a specific process from day 1 and I was also allocated responsibility by my manager.

    4/5

  • 6. To what extent did/will the skills you developed, and training you received, assist you in your degree studies and beyond?
  • I carried out my internship after I graduated, but I feel that the internship has built my skills for the future and it has helped me secure a full-time permanent role in GE post-internship.

    5/5

    The Company

  • 7. What was the general atmosphere in your office?
  • Everyone generally got along and I was sat with people in my team, we all had a positive relationship and had a laugh together. I also sat next to a fellow intern on my department, so that helped greatly in terms of support (especially in the first few weeks).

    4/5

  • 8. How well organised was the overall work placement or internship set up?
  • The internship was based on a curriculum which consisted of compulsory presentations, e-learning and on-job training rotations around the business. Very organized.

    4/5

  • 9. In terms of personal training and development, to what extent did the company or firm invest in you?
  • We had many intern training sessions based on different concepts, these were quite regular and varied greatly. I was also given the opportunity to complete an ILM qualification via my employer and Chwarae Teg. This helped develop my potential team leader skills for the future.

    5/5

  • 10. What were the perks on your work placement?
  • Above 25 days holiday

    Healthcare/Dental

    3/5

  • 11. How appealing are future employment prospects within the organisation?
  • There are 'roundtables' organised throughout the year which discuss future opportunities at GE e.g. grad programmes. I in fact sescured a full time role within GE post-internship in the finance department.

    3/5

    The Culture

  • 12. Was there a good social scene amongst any fellow placement students/colleagues?
  • Most students lived in the same village, always opportunity to socialize.

    5/5

  • 13. What was the cost of living and socialising in the area you worked in?
  • Unsure, as I lived locally (at home with parents) while on my internship.

    5/5

  • 14. What was the Nightlife like in the area you worked?
  • Good nightlife, plenty of other students around and student events going on.

    5/5

  • 15. Were there many opportunities to get involved in activities outside of work?
  • There were volunteering opportunities e.g. marshalling the 3 peaks challenge or taking part in maths mentoring at a local secondary school.

    3/5

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Details

Placement Year (10 Months+)

Wales

2nd May 2019


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