- 1. To what extent did you enjoy your work placement or internship?
- 2. To what extent did you feel valued by your colleagues?
- 3. To what extent were you given support and guidance by management/your supervisor(s)?
- 4. How busy were you on a daily basis?
- 5. How much responsibility were you given during your placement?
- 6. To what extent did/will the skills you developed, and training you received, assist you in your degree studies and beyond?
- 7. What was the general atmosphere in your office?
- 8. How well organised was the overall work placement or internship set up?
- 9. In terms of personal training and development, to what extent did the company or firm invest in you?
- 10. What were the perks on your work placement?
- 11. How appealing are future employment prospects within the organisation?
- 12. Was there a good social scene amongst any fellow placement students/colleagues?
- 13. What was the cost of living and socialising in the area you worked in?
- 14. What was the Nightlife like in the area you worked?
- 15. Were there many opportunities to get involved in activities outside of work?
The first few weeks of my internship i struggled to find work to help however, my team was amazing and often allowed me to code-pair and shadow them on certain tasks. Then i was given my own project which gave me a lot more motivation and i grew to love coming to work!
I can't rave enough about my team and the support i received! Everyone was so lovely
Everyone was on hand to give me help and never made me feel stupid about questions i asked
The first few weeks this was a struggle however quite quickly my team adapted to having a intern and grew to understand my strengths and where i could be useful
I felt like a fully fledged member of the team and full time software developer and was not treated differently
Going into the experience i had one area i felt was my strong suit (front-end programming) so to be put in a team that was completely different (back-end) was a challenge however, i learned to adapt and learn new and exciting different stuff such as cloud formation and AWS
It was so exciting! It was a very relaxed and encouraging atmosphere and i always felt comfortable talking to everyone
At the start it felt very unorganized andi felt my team was not prepped for a intern coming in. However, after a few struggling weeks i found my place and i felt the team took on board any comments i made. I am sure they will improve on this for future interns
I was given access to all training courses that employees could take and i never felt any different. They were invested in helping me learn
Working from home
I hope to work with them in the future! They seemed happy to offer help to any interns looking to join. However, as i still had a year to go to uni i could not take up any help but i hope next year i can get in contact and hopefully get a interview
Through different programs and channels i felt communication was very good. They also arranged event days e.g. like a Hack Day that was very exciting!
Having to travel into work was tiresome having to change trains etc but rewarding. The few times we went out was not very expensive so the surrounding area was good
I never went out in the surrounding area but was told their nightclubs were good
They are very good at accommodating and helping you to grow as a individual i.e. their was a AWS live stream lecture that they advertised and it was encouraged to go watch rather than work
Internship (1-4 Months)