Rating

4.4/5
  • The Role
    4.3
  • The Company
    4.6
  • The Culture
    4.5

    The Role

  • 1. To what extent did you enjoy your work placement or internship?
  • Enjoyed it very much. I was given a lot of responsibility and this prompted me to work harder. The placement had a good mix of office work and site visits and everyone at the company was very friendly. I learnt a lot of new information which I will be able to apply in my final year of uni.

    5/5

  • 2. To what extent did you feel valued by your colleagues?
  • Felt like I was an equal, the work I was given was important and the team were happy for me too approach it however I saw fit. The team were very friendly and we all got along good, this made the placement more enjoyable and helped me settle into the company fast.

    5/5

  • 3. To what extent were you given support and guidance by management/your supervisor(s)?
  • The manager would go over what they expected of you and would give you a targets to meet. The first month, they talked you through everything and eased you into the work. After the first month they expected you to be a bit more independent and this was helpful. They were always available to talk if I needed any help with the work.

    5/5

  • 4. How busy were you on a daily basis?
  • Had a lot of work given during the year, however it did end up seeming a bit repetitive. Most of the work centred around excel. But I was able to setup my own site visits once a week. This ensured I gained a varied experience of the company. I was also able to volunteer in different teams.

    4/5

  • 5. How much responsibility were you given during your placement?
  • I felt I had a great deal of responsibility, the work was subject to the same deadlines ad everyone else on the team. I also did a major project completely independently and had to present my finding in a presentation to senior management and this was a very rewarding experience.

    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 ensured that I gained engineering knowledge during my placement. In the first meeting we identified areas that I wasn't familiar with and my line manager gave me work relating to it so that I could gain more knowledge about the subject. I also became more familiar with using standards to produce assessments.

    4/5

    The Company

  • 7. What was the general atmosphere in your office?
  • Very good. Everyone got a long well the office was very nice. Everyone was working and talking. The office environment was one of the best aspects of the company.

    5/5

  • 8. How well organised was the overall work placement or internship set up?
  • Well organised, they had a structured plan at the beginning of the year and regular meeting to catch up with the placement students prigress.

    4/5

  • 9. In terms of personal training and development, to what extent did the company or firm invest in you?
  • They let me attend many CPD lectures and I was also given opportunities to gain external qualifications. As well as completing the internal competencies for the company.

    5/5

  • 10. What were the perks on your work placement?
  • Flexi Time

    Subsidised Canteen

    Subsidised/Company Gym

    Above 25 days holiday

    Working from home

    Travel loan

    5/5

  • 11. How appealing are future employment prospects within the organisation?
  • With a large influx of passengers expected in the next 10 years there is good employment prospects for the industry.

    5/5

    The Culture

  • 12. Was there a good social scene amongst any fellow placement students/colleagues?
  • We all got along well when together, there were regular placement year trips set up by graduates to help us all meet each other.

    4/5

  • 13. What was the cost of living and socialising in the area you worked in?
  • very low cost of living, I was located in Manchester

    5/5

  • 14. What was the Nightlife like in the area you worked?
  • Very good, Manchester has a lot of student areas and so I never felt out of place in the city

    5/5

  • 15. Were there many opportunities to get involved in activities outside of work?
  • A lot of volunteering opportunities and I was provided with 5 paid volunteering days

    4/5

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Placement Year (10 Months+)

23rd August 2019


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