• The Role
  • The Company
  • The Culture

Role Description

Working with all of business for releases to go live. Testing (automated / manual) (SOAPUI, Selenium, JMeter) Development (Java, SQL).

    The Role

  • 1. To what extent did you enjoy your work placement or internship?
  • I enjoyed my time completly whilst on placement here, it had an amazing atmosphere and felt more like a family more than anything. Great people, interesting work and lots of opportunities.


  • 2. To what extent did you feel valued by your colleagues?
  • I felt incredibly valued whilst on placement, i was given a lot of responsibilities whilst on placement and given the confidence in my own ability whilst doing this work.


  • 3. To what extent were you given support and guidance by management/your supervisor(s)?
  • Whenever I needed support or guidance it was provided almost straight away and well presented.


  • 4. How busy were you on a daily basis?
  • I had daily tasks to do every day which would take up a a couple hours of the day. The rest of the time I had been given other responsibility, whether it being big or small task, I was never given too much so it was un-manageable and was always kept busy/


  • 5. How much responsibility were you given during your placement?
  • As mentioned above i was given a lot of responsibility whilst on placement here. this could of been tasks for sign off of a release being performed or project work.


  • 6. To what extent did/will the skills you developed, and training you received, assist you in your degree studies and beyond?
  • Everything I learnt whilst on placement will be incredibly useful for my future prospects as this covered a fair amount of material that hasn't / wont be covered whilst at uni.


    The Company

  • 7. What was the general atmosphere in your office?
  • It has an amazing atmosphere, there is a lot of work that needs to get done but due to the relaxed atmosphere it does cause stress and can be quite fun.


  • 8. How well organised was the overall work placement or internship set up?
  • Most of the work i was given was organised / setup quite well and nothing was given to me without context.


  • 9. In terms of personal training and development, to what extent did the company or firm invest in you?
  • There was personal training and development available to us. If i didnt understand something or needed some help with technical aspects i always knew who to go to, to learn what was needed for the task needing done. online resources were also provided when required.


  • 10. What were the perks on your work placement?
  • Company Parties/Events

    Above 25 days holiday

    Working from home

  • 11. How appealing are future employment prospects within the organisation?
  • There are graduate positions within the company and a lot of opportunities whilst there to move from departments to get a wider knowledge of company workings


    The Culture

  • 12. Was there a good social scene amongst any fellow placement students/colleagues?
  • Everyone got along really well and a wide variety of people to get to know from all over. Everyone was very nice and great people to talk to. Made really good friends whilst here :)


  • 13. What was the cost of living and socialising in the area you worked in?
  • Rent it Okay for the location (Watford) however is still quite a bit compared to other places. There is a lot to do in the area however so there is that going for it.


  • 14. What was the Nightlife like in the area you worked?
  • Nightlife can be good if you in / around Watford.


  • 15. Were there many opportunities to get involved in activities outside of work?
  • There are things you can get involved with outside of working hours. These included run club, five a side football and more with people at RCI


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Placement Year (10 Months+)

Computer Science, Information Technology

28th August 2019

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