Rating

3.4/5
  • The Role
    3.8
  • The Company
    3.5
  • The Culture
    2.6

Role Description

Data Scientist and Full Stack Developer

    The Role

  • 1. To what extent did you enjoy your work placement or internship?
  • The placement was great! I had a really good project that allowed me to develop into a variety of roles. The Abingdon technology centre I was based in was very friendly and living in Didcot wasn't that bad.

    4/5

  • 2. To what extent did you feel valued by your colleagues?
  • I was working on a solo project with support from a subject matter expert which made me feel valued within the context of the project. The team I was working in was also very friendly.

    3/5

  • 3. To what extent were you given support and guidance by management/your supervisor(s)?
  • I was given support from the domain side of my project throughout the placement. The team I was working in also gave me technical help when I required it.

    3/5

  • 4. How busy were you on a daily basis?
  • I was always doing work!

    4/5

  • 5. How much responsibility were you given during your placement?
  • I was given a lot of ownership over my project and I drove a lot of the decisions.

    5/5

  • 6. To what extent did/will the skills you developed, and training you received, assist you in your degree studies and beyond?
  • I developed indsutry experience working on a data science project followed by making a full stack web application.

    5/5

    The Company

  • 7. What was the general atmosphere in your office?
  • Very relaxed and friendly. There were lunchtime social clubs such as football and board games.

    4/5

  • 8. How well organised was the overall work placement or internship set up?
  • It was well organised but I had to do a lot of ground work to define the initial project brief and direction.

    4/5

  • 9. In terms of personal training and development, to what extent did the company or firm invest in you?
  • I was given access to learning resources such as free research papers. There was a lot of focus on HSE training

    3/5

  • 10. What were the perks on your work placement?
  • Sports and Social Club

    Company Parties/Events

    3/5

  • 11. How appealing are future employment prospects within the organisation?
  • The value placement students a lot if you do well!

    5/5

    The Culture

  • 12. Was there a good social scene amongst any fellow placement students/colleagues?
  • The interns always tend to be from Imperial so we are generally friendly.

    5/5

  • 13. What was the cost of living and socialising in the area you worked in?
  • Reasonable in Didcot but not that much cheaper than certain parts of London. Didcot by itself is fairly dead, but you can always go to London.

    3/5

  • 14. What was the Nightlife like in the area you worked?
  • None in didcot, some in Oxford.

    2/5

  • 15. Were there many opportunities to get involved in activities outside of work?
  • Not that much beyond things you organise yourself

    2/5

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Details

Placement (5-9 Months)

Computer and Systems Engineering, Computer Science

17th October 2019


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