Fermentation Scientist at GSK

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Duration
Placement Year (10 Months+)
Region
Worthing South East
Review Date
Salary
£16,000 - £17,999
Roles
Biology Pharmaceutical Science/Research

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7.4/10

The Role
8.5
Organisation
7.2

Socialising

6.0

The Role

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

Very enjoyable, the team I worked with were very supportive but also allowed me to take ownership over tasks given to me.

9/10

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

I was treated as an equal member of the team

9/10

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

My manager gave me a lot of support not just with day to day work but also with PhD applications and in writing my dissertation.

10/10

4. How busy were you on a daily basis?

Also had things to do or able to get involved in other projects during quiet times. Also was given the time I needed to work on my uni work.

8/10

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

Was given a good level of responsibility where I could work on my own projects but still have people to ask for advice when needed.

7/10

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

The area I worked in was very niche and not something I would have had the opportunity to do if I carried out my masters year at university. However the skills I’ve picked up are applicable to a wide area of industries.

8/10

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The Organisation

7. What was the general atmosphere in your office?

Very friendly relaxed atmosphere

8/10

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

The placement was set up so that I had a lot of support whilst learning the methods and made sure I had enough data to write about in my dissertation

9/10

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

There were lots of opportunity’s for further development, such as the role of site ambassador

9/10

10. What were the perks on your work placement?

  • Flexi Time
5/10

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

I did apply to their future leader programme but was unfortunately unsuccessful

5/10

Social

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

Lots of socials were organised between the placement students as well as within my department

7/10

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

Very expensive

3/10

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

Worthing is quiet but only a 20 minute rain journey from Brighton which is very lively

7/10

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

Lots of sports days organised and socials

7/10

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