Summer placement student at JN Bentley

Duration
Internship (1-4 Months)
Region
Derby East Midlands
Review Date
Salary
£14,000 - £15,999
Roles
Civil Engineering

6.4/10

The Role
7.8
Organisation
6.8

Socialising

3.8

The Role

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

8/10

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

I felt valued by my colleagues. I didn't feel disregarded as a placement student and didn't ever feel like I was in a position where i couldn't ask a question. Everyone took the time to explain anything i needed and took the time to explain both my tasks and how they were important in relation to the whole company.

8/10

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

The support throughout my placement was really good. The support and guidance i received came in lots of forms, such as spoken explanations and online and company resources.

10/10

4. How busy were you on a daily basis?

Overall I was reasonably busy, however I could have had slightly more to do on a daily basis. There was several placement students on the small framework that i was based on, and if there had been one or two less then there potentially would have been more to do.

5/10

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

For a placement student I felt I was given quite a lot of responsibility, which I enjoyed. There were several things which I could have done however it was faster and easier for someone who knew the task to carry it out. If it was a longer placement than 6 weeks I think these tasks would have been explained to me as I would have had the opportunity to carry it out more than once or twice.

7/10

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

I learnt both life skills and engineering knowledge that I will use again both at university and later in life.

9/10

The Organisation

7. What was the general atmosphere in your office?

Very friendly and comfortable environment to work in!

8/10

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

I didn't get the placement through the normal interview process so it was a little rushed at the start to get everything sorted with head office before I started working for them. During my placement organisation was good and the set up of the placement was tailored to what I wanted to learn while i was there which was really good.

5/10

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

8/10

10. What were the perks on your work placement?

  • There were no perks with this Internship
5/10

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

Very interested in returning and working more for the company!

8/10

Social

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

5/10

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

5/10

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

2/10

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

3/10