Rating

4.4/5
  • The Role
    4.8
  • The Company
    4.6
  • The Culture
    3.4

    The Role

  • 1. To what extent did you enjoy your work placement or internship?
  • I really enjoyed my work placement. I learned a lot through site visits and getting 'hands on' within the project.

    5/5

  • 2. To what extent did you feel valued by your colleagues?
  • I felt extremely valued by my colleagues and felt part of the team throughout my placement. Helping my colleagues and getting help back from them really enhanced my time and what I learned over the 12 weeks.

    5/5

  • 3. To what extent were you given support and guidance by management/your supervisor(s)?
  • I was given great support by my supervisor. He always wanted to help me progress and get as involved with the project as I could which further helped me gain extensive knowledge about the industry.

    5/5

  • 4. How busy were you on a daily basis?
  • I wasn't too busy to be bogged down with work and feeling stressed but had a 'happy medium' and enjoyed the work I was doing throughout my placement. I spent a lot of time out on site as the stage the project is at is extremely busy and there was a lot going on to see and begin to understand.

    5/5

  • 5. How much responsibility were you given during your placement?
  • I felt like I was given quite a big responsibility throughout my placement on certain aspects such as managing work areas alongside my supervisors and helping to coordinate works across site.

    5/5

  • 6. To what extent did/will the skills you developed, and training you received, assist you in your degree studies and beyond?
  • The skills I have developed during my placement have been invaluable to my studies and my future career. I attended weekly design meetings with architects and clients which will has broadened my knowledge of project design and site layout which is a major part of my degree. The onsite experience I gained was also extremely useful as during the year while I'm in university I don't have much experience of getting out on site and understanding what's going on around me.

    5/5

    The Company

  • 7. What was the general atmosphere in your office?
  • I really enjoyed the atmosphere in the office and out on site my colleagues were all interested in what I was doing and made me feel very welcome. I feel like I have made some great connections in the industry among my colleagues who are willing to help me with my studies throughout the year if I ever need it.

    5/5

  • 8. How well organised was the overall work placement or internship set up?
  • Because I was the only person on placement on the project it didn't have as much structure as I had originally imagined. However, I soon preferred to learn as I went along and worked with a number of different people who all were in charge of different areas of the project, I was able to see more of the project this way rather than being stuck on one particular aspect, I thoroughly enjoyed the way my placement turned out.

    4/5

  • 9. In terms of personal training and development, to what extent did the company or firm invest in you?
  • Throughout my placement I attended a number of training courses particularly on BIM and I found it really interesting as it is something which I have not really been introduced to before.

    5/5

  • 10. What were the perks on your work placement?
  • Subsidised Canteen

    Subsidised/Company Gym

    5/5

  • 11. How appealing are future employment prospects within the organisation?
  • Very appealing. I have thoroughly enjoyed my time with Mace and would be delighted to be offered the opportunity to complete another placement.

    5/5

    The Culture

  • 12. Was there a good social scene amongst any fellow placement students/colleagues?
  • On the project I was working on I was the only person on placement however, I did mix well with the rest of the team and enjoyed mixing with them inside and outside if the office.

    2/5

  • 13. What was the cost of living and socialising in the area you worked in?
  • I travelled to work from home which was an hour drive, so my cost of living didn't change too much. In the local area there is a good social aspect among my colleagues which I enjoyed.

    4/5

  • 14. What was the Nightlife like in the area you worked?
  • There wasn't much of a nightlife in the local area however, there were a few local bars which many of the team attended for nights out etc.

    3/5

  • 15. Were there many opportunities to get involved in activities outside of work?
  • The project has lots of sporting outside of work activities such as an onsite gym and cycling club which I made use of and enjoyed as it helped me to bond with my colleagues in an informal manner.

    5/5

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Internship (1-4 Months)

Architecture, Construction/Trades, Design, Engineering, Environmental, Surveying

29th August 2019


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