Placement Engineer at Nissan UK

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Placement Year (10 Months+)
Sunderland North East
Review Date
£16,000 - £17,999
Construction/Trades Engineering Manufacturing

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The Role



The Role

Role Description


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

I enjoyed my work placement to a certain extent, my daily jobs were a bit repetitive but the atmosphere within the office helped liven each day up.


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

I got on well with all my colleagues, being given responsibility of projects made me feel valued.


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

Nissan appoint a mentor to each placement student, which is great for any support or guidance required throughout the year.


4. How busy were you on a daily basis?

This varied often depending on what projects were live, some days I was rushed of my feet and others were quite.


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

I was given responsibility of a few projects, which were manageable for my experience.


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

Training opportunities at Nissan are great and varied, I will definitely employ key skills gained to my degree and beyond.


The Organisation

7. What was the general atmosphere in your office?

The open office layout leads to quite a lively atmosphere. There are plenty of charity bake sales and events held by different departments throughout the year.


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

The general organisation is quite good for the placement, however I did show up for an introduction day and no one was there as a representative from my department.


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

Nissan offer a magnitude of courses for training and development, I was fortunate enough to get on all the courses that interested me and they will definitely benefit my future.


10. What were the perks on your work placement?

  • Sports and Social Club
  • Above 25 days holiday

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

Graduate prospectus at Nissan are very good, however they do not provide you with a path to chartership, which as an engineering student is important.



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

There was a couple of arranged placement nights out spread throughout the year and most departments had a Christmas night out as well.


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

Living in Newcastle was typical costing within the UK. Worth doing some research in housing and avoiding high cost typical student regions.


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

Newcastle is known for its nightlife and it definitely lives up to expectations.


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

Other than a few nights out I wasn't involved in any other activities outside of work.