Structures intern at BuroHappold Engineering

Duration
Internship (1-4 Months)
Region
London Central London and City
Review Date
Salary
£20,000 - £21,999
Roles
Civil Engineering Engineering

7.5/10

The Role
8.5
Organisation
7.6

Socialising

5.8

The Role

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

I really enjoyed my internship thanks to the people surrounding me, the help they gave to me, the projects I worked on and the global happy mood in the company. All of this was perfect ! I want to point out one thing to become better, it is the fact that I felt a bit too free during my work thus, sometimes, I did not know if my job was good or not.

9/10

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

I felt valued by my colleagues when they assessed the job I did. They appreciated its accuracy and the whole analysis of the problems. I fell also valued during the meeting at the end of my internship when I presented a summary of it. Nevertheless, I had to ask sometimes in order to have a feedback.

9/10

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

I had support and guidance by my supervisors but not enough, at least at the beginning. Indeed, I worked without a precise guide about the accuracy I had to use. Hence, I was a bit delayed by the time I took to completely do the work. Afterwards, the experience was really satisfying.

7/10

4. How busy were you on a daily basis?

I was busy on a perfect balance because I had time to work completely on a particular analysis and I could change my work according to certain projects I had. For the job I wanted to do, this was perfectly proposed for me and I would come back home satisfied.

10/10

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

I had a particular responsibility during the first half of my internship. This was surprising but it helped me to involve myself in the job. After this project, I did not have so much responsibility and I carried out several analysis to help to solve other problems. I think, I would prefer to have a bit more responsibility.

7/10

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

All I learned during this internship will help me for my future profesional life. I learned how I like to work with other people and how I want to work myself. I could analyse several profesional situations which I will use in the future to compare and to get, maybe, a better solution.

9/10

The Organisation

7. What was the general atmosphere in your office?

9/10

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

8/10

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?

  • Flexi Time
  • Subsidised Canteen
  • Sports and Social Club
  • Company Parties/Events
9/10

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

4/10

Social

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

10/10

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

7/10

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

1/10

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

5/10