New Talent Apprentice - Software Developer

by BBC

Rating

3.9/5
  • The Role
    4.3
  • The Company
    3.9
  • The Culture
    3.1

    The Role

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

    4/5

  • 2. To what extent did you feel valued by your colleagues?
  • I can't rave enough about my team and the support i received! Everyone was so lovely

    5/5

  • 3. To what extent were you given support and guidance by management/your supervisor(s)?
  • Everyone was on hand to give me help and never made me feel stupid about questions i asked

    5/5

  • 4. How busy were you on a daily basis?
  • 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

    2/5

  • 5. How much responsibility were you given during your placement?
  • I felt like a fully fledged member of the team and full time software developer and was not treated differently

    5/5

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

    5/5

    The Company

  • 7. What was the general atmosphere in your office?
  • It was so exciting! It was a very relaxed and encouraging atmosphere and i always felt comfortable talking to everyone

    5/5

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

    2/5

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

    5/5

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

    Working from home

    5/5

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

    3/5

    The Culture

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

    5/5

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

    3/5

  • 14. What was the Nightlife like in the area you worked?
  • I never went out in the surrounding area but was told their nightclubs were good

    2/5

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

    3/5

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Details

Internship (1-4 Months)

Scotland

August 2019


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