Assembly Engineer at GSK

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Duration
Placement Year (10 Months+)
Region
Ware Greater London
Review Date
Salary
£18,000 - £19,999
Roles
Mechanical Engineering

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9.1/10

The Role
9.8
Organisation
8.8

Socialising

8.2

The Role

Role Description

Assisting the manufacturing line engineering team to solve problems, prove principles and maintain lines.

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

Excellent opportunity to get real work and tackle real problems faced by the company, with a supportive and facilitating surrounding who do all they can to help your development and learning.

10/10

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

The recognition at GSK is second to none, any good work will not go unnoticed and rewards are given to match the contribution.

10/10

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

GSK provided me with the perfect balance of guidance, but also free will to try and carry out tasks with independence. This may be daunting but they are always there to help if you are struggling with any aspects.

10/10

4. How busy were you on a daily basis?

I was really busy majority of the time, but due to the nature of my role, there wasn't always an influx of work - but I always had something to get on with during the lighter days.

9/10

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

I was fully immersed and recognised as a team member rather than an industrial placement which suited me to a tee. They know exactly what to expect from an industrial placement, but also leave the door open to immerse yourself even more in whatever you desire to help with.

10/10

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

This placement completely opened my eyes to the world of work and made me realise how I can apply some of the things learnt at university to real life situations. Due to enjoying my placement, I will hopefully return to GSK upon graduation and so all training received will be invaluable.

10/10

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The Organisation

7. What was the general atmosphere in your office?

It was fairly professional, but the team were always up for a laugh. It was a great work atmosphere and not so quiet as to make you bored.

10/10

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

Due to the vast number of industrial placements taken in each year, GSK have the process perfected and so the handover is helpful to allow you to settle in and continue on from the previous student.

10/10

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

I received many training programmes relevant to my role and got the chance to travel to France to visit the sister site - meeting people from another country working for the same company.

9/10

10. What were the perks on your work placement?

  • Subsidised Canteen
  • Sports and Social Club
  • Subsidised/Company Gym
  • National Travel
  • International Travel
  • Company Parties/Events
  • Staff Sales/Staff Shop
5/10

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

Coming back to one of the graduation schemes is my number one choice following graduation.

10/10

Social

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

Due to 360+ placement students across the UK, there were many different socials, with a team of placement students given the role to organise regular events.

10/10

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

The prices were nothing I didn't expect, being so close to London.

5/10

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

There was always people going out to the local nightclubs which were accessible by a 5 minute train.

9/10

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

GSK are huge advocates of STEM Ambassadors and allow days for STEM activities.

9/10

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