Placement Student at BAT

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Duration
Placement Year (10 Months+)
Region
Southampton South West
Review Date
Salary
£16,000 - £17,999
Roles
Chemistry

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8.8/10

The Role
8.3
Organisation
9.2

Socialising

9.0

The Role

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

It was a great environment to work in. Everyone in the company was friendly and willing to teach and guide me throughout my year. Made some very good friends during my time here as well with the other placement students.

9/10

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

My opinions were valued throughout my time here.

10/10

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

My manger and team were always around and willing to help whenever I needed it.

10/10

4. How busy were you on a daily basis?

We are pretty much given the responsibility of managing our schedules ourselves. Which gave us a good sense of being responsible and managing our time. We had time to break away from work at times during the day, but we also had times where we had our hands full.

9/10

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

I was given the opportunity to manage several projects during my time here. There was also a constant guidance from my manager which was also very helpful.

7/10

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

5/10

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The Organisation

7. What was the general atmosphere in your office?

Everyone is very friendly

9/10

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

Lots of activities and inductions were organised to help us adapt to the new working environment and understand the business better

9/10

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

There is always self-improvement courses held throughout the year for self or team development

9/10

10. What were the perks on your work placement?

  • Flexi Time
  • Subsidised Canteen
  • Sports and Social Club
  • Subsidised/Company Gym
  • Financial Bonus
  • Company Parties/Events
  • Working from home
  • Healthcare/Dental
10/10

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

Very good. Lots of benefits involved

9/10

Social

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

Yes the placement students are a very tight knit group. and we have several events with other colleagues too

9/10

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

average. Southampton is a uni city, with 2 universities close by. So prices are quite moderate.

9/10

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

good, there are 2 universities around. So very busy during term time

9/10

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

Yes, lots of activities organised by work that occur outside of work. Lots of uni activities we can join as well.

9/10

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