Rating

4.1/5
  • The Role
    4.0
  • The Company
    4.5
  • The Culture
    3.9

Role Description

IT intern in the Platforms team working with Release, Project and Test managers

    The Role

  • 1. To what extent did you enjoy your work placement or internship?
  • I enjoyed the placement and the work I was given did give a good insight into the role I was in, The only issue I had, was the on-going issues I had getting access to software or folders which contained the work I needed to do

    5/5

  • 2. To what extent did you feel valued by your colleagues?
  • I felt like people were always willing to spend time with me to go over my work or to show me what they did

    5/5

  • 3. To what extent were you given support and guidance by management/your supervisor(s)?
  • I was given support by a lot of different people, it was mostly the people I sit next to

    4/5

  • 4. How busy were you on a daily basis?
  • Some days were pretty dry, especially the first week and a half, but after that I was consistently given enough work to get me through the day. Some days, there were too many meetings to get work done

    3/5

  • 5. How much responsibility were you given during your placement?
  • Some of the work was just admin work, but later into the internship, I was given responsibility in some work

    3/5

  • 6. To what extent did/will the skills you developed, and training you received, assist you in your degree studies and beyond?
  • The training on the scheme is great, with weekly events for intern development

    5/5

    The Company

  • 7. What was the general atmosphere in your office?
  • The general atmosphere is positive, everyone is open and talkative, people are willing to spend time with you and are interested in how you are doing during the internship

    5/5

  • 8. How well organised was the overall work placement or internship set up?
  • There were some issues which occurred regarding the system that I was placed on, I was unable to get access to the webpages, folders and software for the first 2 and a half weeks due to permissions.

    3/5

  • 9. In terms of personal training and development, to what extent did the company or firm invest in you?
  • weekly intern development training sessions were held, which were very useful. learning skills like presenting and

    5/5

  • 10. What were the perks on your work placement?
  • Company Parties/Events

    5/5

  • 11. How appealing are future employment prospects within the organisation?
  • I enjoyed my internship and feel like I have learnt a lot about my role. I believe that the organisation of internships in terms of IT and accounts will be improved after the merger of the IT systems are complete.

    5/5

    The Culture

  • 12. Was there a good social scene amongst any fellow placement students/colleagues?
  • more or less every week there is a night out, we eat lunch together every day. With the arrival of the fringe festival, there are even more opportunities to socialise.

    5/5

  • 13. What was the cost of living and socialising in the area you worked in?
  • It can be quite expensive and travel is also quite expensive, hair cuts are expensive. Costs tend to go up when the Fringe festival is on.

    2/5

  • 14. What was the Nightlife like in the area you worked?
  • There's a lot going on in Edinburgh, there are plenty of bars, clubs and restaurants to go to

    5/5

  • 15. Were there many opportunities to get involved in activities outside of work?
  • We had a volunteer day, and there was an ITs summer party and quarterly drinks. there were also events put on by the Young People Development Network such as a quiz night and personal development events like Pensions 101

    4/5

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Details

Internship (1-4 Months)

Administration/Secretarial, Business Management, Information Technology

9th August 2019


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