Rating

4.6/5
  • The Role
    4.4
  • The Company
    4.6
  • The Culture
    4.9

    The Role

  • 1. To what extent did you enjoy your work placement or internship?
  • The industry itself is so interesting with a fast pace of innovation it's a really exciting opportunity to be a part of. You get a 6 month placement in different departments (usually you can choose between of a few). I was given real projects not just bits of admin to pass the time.

    5/5

  • 2. To what extent did you feel valued by your colleagues?
  • A real variety of ages and experience, everybody seemed to give me 1:1 time and opportunity to learn from them whether it was shadowing meetings or discussing reports etc. You have to prove yourself in the first few weeks like with any job, but once you've shown you try hard people really appreciate you and do what they can to include you in projects.

    5/5

  • 3. To what extent were you given support and guidance by management/your supervisor(s)?
  • The Early Careers Scheme is now run centrally by one team. This team offer support both personally and professionally and are really nice people who take a genuine interest in your wellbeing.

    5/5

  • 4. How busy were you on a daily basis?
  • Like any job it can vary. some days I would be rushed off my feet with deadlines which made me feel my job was important, some days I'd have to go around and bug people for work. Don't be afraid to keep asking for work

    4/5

  • 5. How much responsibility were you given during your placement?
  • I managed several small projects and given the freedom to carry out my work however I saw fit. I could arrange meetings with stakeholders and facilitate, I was also supported by my line manager when required.

    4/5

  • 6. To what extent did/will the skills you developed, and training you received, assist you in your degree studies and beyond?
  • They give you real life examples to use when you go back to Uni in reports and/or exams. It's helpful to put theory into practice. NATS also offer a lot of internal and external training opportunities.

    5/5

    The Company

  • 7. What was the general atmosphere in your office?
  • a mixture of people meant you could engage on many different levels, much more casual than i had anticipated for a large organisation like NTAS. it was nice to go from serious business meeting and the next you could be talking to the same people about TV programmes, matches etc.

    4/5

  • 8. How well organised was the overall work placement or internship set up?
  • now it is taken over by a central team the organisation is excellent. well rehearsed, they know what they are doing.

    5/5

  • 9. In terms of personal training and development, to what extent did the company or firm invest in you?
  • I went on multiple training courses both internal and external. if you show an interest in a particular area and there's a course - depending it's not too expensive they will do their best to get you on it. at the end of the day they want you to be the most productive employee you can so they are incentivised to help train you appropriately

    5/5

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

    International Travel

    Financial Bonus

    Working from home

    4/5

  • 11. How appealing are future employment prospects within the organisation?
  • I have gone back and got a full time job now in one of my previous placement roles. I love it and I have a development plan to ensure I move up the ranks as a quick as I can.

    5/5

    The Culture

  • 12. Was there a good social scene amongst any fellow placement students/colleagues?
  • There are a huge intake of placement students, grads etc. you'll usually find at least 2-3 in each department which is nice. they try to do several social events as a huge group every other month but the people I've met i meet socially outside of work on a weekly basis - very social.

    5/5

  • 13. What was the cost of living and socialising in the area you worked in?
  • You get paid a London wage and live in a much cheaper are (hampshire) you do very well

    5/5

  • 14. What was the Nightlife like in the area you worked?
  • Southampton has Oxford street (high end) or Bedford place (night clubs)

    5/5

  • 15. Were there many opportunities to get involved in activities outside of work?
  • they do charity walks and events and a christmas party for the placement students.

    5/5

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Details

Placement Year (10 Months+)

South East

August 2019


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