Rating

4.7/5
  • The Role
    4.8
  • The Company
    4.2
  • The Culture
    5.0

Role Description

Internship for the Civils Water team at Arup

    The Role

  • 1. To what extent did you enjoy your work placement or internship?
  • The intership allowed me to grow my knowledge in the industry field and to build my confidence of being a woman engineer in a fierce and competitive industry. The past 7 weeks have been brilliant and I couldn't recommend it more to students wanting to go into the field of engineering.

    5/5

  • 2. To what extent did you feel valued by your colleagues?
  • I felt that after the initial week of navigating my way, that I was able to be a valued member of the team. I was able to take on a number of tasks and deliver them on time.

    5/5

  • 3. To what extent were you given support and guidance by management/your supervisor(s)?
  • The support and guidance from my supervisors was instrumental to the success of my time at Arup. They were very hands on and constantly checking whether I had any questions or query's about the many tasks bestowed upon me.

    5/5

  • 4. How busy were you on a daily basis?
  • I would say that I was fairly busy at the beginning of the internship, however as I became more familiar with the various jobs that were being done and what the company was involved in, I became increasingly busy. Towards the end of the internship, I was working longer hours to achieve all my daily tasks.

    4/5

  • 5. How much responsibility were you given during your placement?
  • As previously mentions, the levels of responsibility came with increase knowledge of the business. Within 2 weeks I was given a number of responsibilities that initially I thought were daunting, however this pushed my skills and capabilities and ensured I gained more skill during my time at Arup.

    5/5

  • 6. To what extent did/will the skills you developed, and training you received, assist you in your degree studies and beyond?
  • As I have finished my degree, I feel the skills that I have learnt during this placement will stick with me wherever I end up at the start of my professional career.

    5/5

    The Company

  • 7. What was the general atmosphere in your office?
  • The atmosphere in the office was vibrant, welcoming and had a work hard/play hard attitude. This was very encouraging in the work environment and everyone was friendly and welcoming. Based on the office atmospheres that I can compare to, this has been the best.

    5/5

  • 8. How well organised was the overall work placement or internship set up?
  • This was significantly well organised, I never felt as though there was nothing for me to do.

    4/5

  • 9. In terms of personal training and development, to what extent did the company or firm invest in you?
  • The company invested in me just as they would for other vacation students. I feel that the firm invested in me in a way that was by offering me a second summer internship.

    5/5

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

    3/5

  • 11. How appealing are future employment prospects within the organisation?
  • They are very appealing. It is a good company to start ones career with.

    5/5

    The Culture

  • 12. Was there a good social scene amongst any fellow placement students/colleagues?
  • A very good and social team of people who have been incredibly inclusive even to me as a graduate, which is positively telling about the kind of team they are.

    5/5

  • 13. What was the cost of living and socialising in the area you worked in?
  • This was very high, but as can be expected in London.

    5/5

  • 14. What was the Nightlife like in the area you worked?
  • I did not really experience the night life scene. The pubs and restaurants around the area were lovely!

    5/5

  • 15. Were there many opportunities to get involved in activities outside of work?
  • Yes however due to my limited time at Arup and trying to give my all into the work, I didn't really get involved in any of it.

    5/5

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Details

Internship (1-4 Months)

23rd September 2019


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