• The Role
  • The Company
  • The Culture

    The Role

  • 1. To what extent did you enjoy your work placement or internship?
  • Greatly. The work was exhilarating, my co-workers were friendly, and the location was optimal. Coming from the US, I wasn't sure what to expect. But the work atmosphere at Lubrizol was excellent and I really enjoyed my time.


  • 2. To what extent did you feel valued by your colleagues?
  • I interned in the marketing department at Lubrizol and our "hallway" was as close as family. We joked around a decent bit but always got our work done and enjoyed it while we did it. I especially enjoyed hanging out with my co-workers outside of work.


  • 3. To what extent were you given support and guidance by management/your supervisor(s)?
  • My manager not only supported my work but was proud to sponsor it. He always made sure I had any and every resource at hand to complete my projects and encouraged me to explore new ideas, which I did.


  • 4. How busy were you on a daily basis?
  • On an average day, I probably had 3-5 hours of work to complete for a deadline. The remaining time I spend coming up with new ideas and testing them, getting to know my colleagues, and learning about the business.


  • 5. How much responsibility were you given during your placement?
  • One thing I particularly enjoyed about my placement was the amount of responsibility I was given. I was encouraged to take risks and act entrepreneurially. Even if I didn't feel like I had the skillset, I was given the responsibility which would seem like a bad thing if my manager was not as supporting as he was.


  • 6. To what extent did/will the skills you developed, and training you received, assist you in your degree studies and beyond?
  • My experience at Lubrizol definitely equipped me with skills for life. I developed familiarity with cutting-edge technology like AR/VR, I initiated machine learning projects, and I learned practical management tips. Lubrizol's company culture develops the whole person. It would be a fiction to say they only care about technical skills.


    The Company

  • 7. What was the general atmosphere in your office?
  • Serious when need be, but generally fun-loving and friendly.


  • 8. How well organised was the overall work placement or internship set up?
  • Quite. I never had a shortage of meaningful work to complete and there was a very clear expectation of the quality of work that I needed to complete.


  • 9. In terms of personal training and development, to what extent did the company or firm invest in you?
  • 3/5

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

    Subsidised Canteen

    Sports and Social Club

    Working from home


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


    The Culture

  • 12. Was there a good social scene amongst any fellow placement students/colleagues?
  • Yes! Great commanderies.


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

  • 14. What was the Nightlife like in the area you worked?
  • 5/5

  • 15. Were there many opportunities to get involved in activities outside of work?
  • 5/5

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Internship (1-4 Months)

Business Management, E-Business, Information Technology, Logistics and Operations, Market Research, Marketing

East Midlands

30th October 2019

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