Site Engineer at JN Bentley

Duration
Insight / Vacation Scheme (< 4 Weeks)
Region
Blackburn North West
Review Date
Salary
Less than £ 10,000
Roles
Civil Engineering

9.0/10

About You
8.8
The Organisation
9.5
Everything Else

8.5

About You

1. To what extent did you enjoy the insight?

The practical skills you learn on site are so valuable.

9/10

2. To what extent did you feel valued during your time at the company or firm?

Towards the end I began to have more responsibilities.

9/10

3. How much guidance/support did you receive during the insight?

Anything I didn’t understand was cleared up.

9/10

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

There will be some aspects for example project, where this experience will be helpful.

8/10

The Organisation

5. How well structured was the insight?

When needed it was given.

9/10

6. How was the general atmosphere during your insight?

generally relaxed until work needed doing.

9/10

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

From the first day there was necessary training and tasks to put me up to speed in the workplace. An example is the first day where I was given a refresher on how to use a total station. Not only that but the tasks they can be all used for.

10/10

8. To what extent did the insight help you to understand what it would be like to have a full time role with the company or firm?

I got a very good impression of the company and how things work. I understood the Bentley way and how important it is to push health and safety. By acknowledging the Bentley way, it assures that you will go home safely and all other co workers will go home safely.

10/10

9. How much did the insight help you in understanding the company culture?

As answered in the previous question. I got a very good impression of the company and how things work. I understood the Bentley way and how important it is to push health and safety. By acknowledging the Bentley way, it assures that you will go home safely and all other co workers will go home safely.

10/10

10. How valuable was the content in helping you to decide on your future career path?

It was valauable as you learn the most in practical experience, this allowed me to transfer my problem solving skill set to real engineering problems, with responsibilities on the line. This got me thinking as an engineer would with the practical solutions used in the industry day in day out.

9/10

Other Information

11. Were you paid or reimbursed adequately for this experience?


12. Were there opportunities for networking and meeting other employees of the company or firm?

I was shown around both sides of the work. The first being the office where the design takes place at Mott Macdonald Bentley and on site where the designs are interpreted and built. For me deciding whether I want to be in contracting or consulting this was very helpful for me.

8/10

13. How were the networking/ social event opportunities?

For my time at the company there were not too many opportunities for this, however any company wide activities were mentioned to me. There was a sports day mentioned whilst I was there. Also emails of various seminars or meetings were sent company wide which could have been helpful for insight.

8/10

14. Did you find out about activities that employees can get involved in outside of work?

As mentioned in the previous question. For my time at the company there were not too many opportunities for this, however any company wide activities were mentioned to me. There was a sports day mentioned whilst I was there. Also emails of various seminars or meetings were sent company wide which could have been helpful for insight.

8/10

15. Would you recommend this insight to a friend?

Yes definitely, there has been valuable insight and the company all around has been fantastic to me. Anything I didn’t understand was clearly explained if I asked and I believe it is a fantastic place to begin a career as the environment puts the worker first, which is most important.

10/10