The actual work and people in my department were great.
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.
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.
There were some lighter days towards the end of each month but there was always at least something to work on.
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.
I significantly improved my coding, excel skills, organisation skills, time management and report writing skills over my time at NATS.
Perfect for me, really nice people but not too talkative that productivity suffered.
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.
The investment I felt in building up my skillset was great, including getting a slot on one of the python courses the department ran.
Sports and Social Club
Working from home
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.
This was a little poor, and can be attributed to the multiple different start dates throughout the year fragmenting the group a bit.
Not my style so have left the answer on 5.
There were a few, however I was quite busy with actual work so didn't take up many of these.
Placement Year (10 Months+)