Technical Annual Placement at Tata Steel

Duration
Placement Year (10 Months+)
Region
Port Talbot Wales
Review Date
Salary
£16,000 - £17,999
Roles
Engineering Material and Mineral Engineering

6.5/10

The Role
7.3
Organisation
6.2

Socialising

5.5

The Role

Role Description

Customer Technical Services and Product Development

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

Great environment to work in where I have been given challenging projects that benefit the company and has helped improve my skills set

8/10

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

Colleagues have been very supportive and have made me feel a part of the team

9/10

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

Line Manager's door was always open where he was always keen to know how I am coping
project supervisors are also very approachable

7/10

4. How busy were you on a daily basis?

periods where I am very busy and other days where progress with projects were moving slowly due to external factors

6/10

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

Responsibility and taking control of the placement was a big aspect
I was given a lot of responsibility where I had to take charge of situations and was expected to work independently

9/10

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

Immensely, the experience has had a positive impact on my soft skills, time and project management skills which will be valuable in my future career

5/10

The Organisation

7. What was the general atmosphere in your office?

Good banter in the office with some very funny characters
I was in an open plan office so I was able to interact with most people in the building

7/10

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

-

5/10

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

Had the opportunities to give presentations at event days and meetings which really improved my presenting skills and confidence

7/10

10. What were the perks on your work placement?

  • National Travel
  • Above 25 days holiday
6/10

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

Good grad scheme and opportunities to work abroad as it is an international company

6/10

Social

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

Christmas meal and leaving do's
I was able to go on road trips to customer visits
Charity sports tournaments in the early stage of placement
as well as socials

6/10

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

-

5/10

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

-

5/10

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

Joined a sports club and university society outside the Workplace

6/10