Facades Intern at BuroHappold Engineering

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

7.4/10

The Role
8.0
Organisation
8.0

Socialising

5.8

The Role

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

Good working and social environment. Learned a lot.

9/10

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

My line manager trusted me and gave me relevant work. My colleagues complimented me on my skills.

9/10

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

My manager was quite busy and had lots of projects going on, so sometimes I was left a bit on my own, but he did teach me quite a few things.

6/10

4. How busy were you on a daily basis?

I had something to do most days. When I didn't I could learn things on my own.

8/10

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

Worked on an important project and had relevant tasks as part of it. Other people's work depended on mine.

9/10

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

Learned a lot of Grasshopper and Autodesk Robot. This will be useful going forward in my career as a structural engineer.

7/10

The Organisation

7. What was the general atmosphere in your office?

People were friendly and seemed to enjoy their jobs.

9/10

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

Not planned from the beginning, but a reasonable work programme was developed as we went.

7/10

9. In terms of personal training and development, to what extent did the company or firm invest in you?

I was allowed a lot of freedom to learn whatever I wanted.

9/10

10. What were the perks on your work placement?

  • Flexi Time
  • Company Parties/Events
6/10

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

I was told I could come back any time.

9/10

Social

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

Nothing was especially organised for interns.

5/10

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

London. Need I say more?

2/10

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

Close to Soho and plenty of pubs around. Great place to be.

9/10

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

There were social gatherings organised by my team (e.g. we went to the park, played games and had drinks)

7/10