• The Role
  • The Company
  • The Culture

    The Role

  • 1. To what extent did you enjoy your work placement or internship?
  • The actual work and people in my department were great.


  • 2. To what extent did you feel valued by your colleagues?
  • I felt like one of the team, to the extent that towards the end of my time I was asked to help show a full time employee how a piece of software works.


  • 3. To what extent were you given support and guidance by management/your supervisor(s)?
  • My line manager and department support was great, however the placement department was very set up to deal with issues found in the other departments as they only expanded into managing my departments IPs this year.


  • 4. How busy were you on a daily basis?
  • There were some lighter days towards the end of each month but there was always at least something to work on.


  • 5. How much responsibility were you given during your placement?
  • I never felt like I was being given "busy work" to keep the student busy, everything I worked on was used by the company. Most of these went to an internal review within the department before external customers but some tasks I was working directly for external people.


  • 6. To what extent did/will the skills you developed, and training you received, assist you in your degree studies and beyond?
  • I significantly improved my coding, excel skills, organisation skills, time management and report writing skills over my time at NATS.


    The Company

  • 7. What was the general atmosphere in your office?
  • Perfect for me, really nice people but not too talkative that productivity suffered.


  • 8. How well organised was the overall work placement or internship set up?
  • The analytics department setup was well organised and smooth, however the early careers teams were very set up for the technical services IPs so there were some instances were we felt a little on our own. This is most likely due to the early careers only taking over the analytics IPs this year.


  • 9. In terms of personal training and development, to what extent did the company or firm invest in you?
  • The investment I felt in building up my skillset was great, including getting a slot on one of the python courses the department ran.


  • 10. What were the perks on your work placement?
  • Flexi Time

    Subsidised Canteen

    Sports and Social Club

    Subsidised/Company Gym

    Working from home


  • 11. How appealing are future employment prospects within the organisation?
  • I haven't heard back from the company yet but have applied for the DEG scheme and if that fails I will be trying for a entry level position if one opens up.


    The Culture

  • 12. Was there a good social scene amongst any fellow placement students/colleagues?
  • This was a little poor, and can be attributed to the multiple different start dates throughout the year fragmenting the group a bit.


  • 13. What was the cost of living and socialising in the area you worked in?
  • 3/5

  • 14. What was the Nightlife like in the area you worked?
  • Not my style so have left the answer on 5.


  • 15. Were there many opportunities to get involved in activities outside of work?
  • There were a few, however I was quite busy with actual work so didn't take up many of these.


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Placement Year (10 Months+)


South East

October 2019

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