Enjoyed the placement but would have been better with a higher workload
Enjoyed working with all colleagues and felt very valued by all members of the teams that I worked in. They appreciated my skill and the experience that I already had.
Manager was very helpful and insightful, and anything that he didn't know he found out and got back to me quickly. Also made my transition to my graduate role very smooth and easy for me.
Varied from week to week, some weeks I would be very busy and other weeks I would have little to do. This was likely due to many people being away for the summer holidays whilst I was working.
I was given responsibility and an appropriate amount of independence to lead and work on my own tasks, including interviewing senior staff members, and feeding back to the team on my own with little supervision.
Team work, working to deadlines and having routines are always good transferrable skills to have, which I gained whilst working. There's also the element of presentation which can be difficult but doing more at work can help going forward.
Generally very upbeat, quiet as it needed to be to ensure people could work effectively but not uncomfortably silent. Atmosphere was always very friendly and welcoming, making it easy to settle in.
Was late starting due to processing errors with security but otherwise well organised, although could have done with having a more organised work structure. Some additional welcome meetings would have been ideal for a summer student - this didn't affect me too much as I'd worked there previously.
Given that I was only there for the summer not all that much training time was invested but this is understandable. I am aware for more training that could be available if I had requested it.
Sports and Social Club
Working from home
Have a graduate role secured for after my university course is completed.
Yes although this was mainly because I organised several events throughout the placement.
Lived at home so cost of living is n/a, cost of socialising could become pricey as I lived outside the city, generally fairly priced costs otherwise.
Nightlife in Portsmouth is generally good, large variety of pubs/bars/clubs/restaurants to go to.
Some sports clubs available but could have been more available and have had more proactive societies.
Internship (1-4 Months)
Armed Forces/Military, Information Technology, Mechanical Engineering, Science/Research
16th October 2019