Project Management at BP

Duration
Internship (1-4 Months)
Region
Sunbury South West
Review Date
Salary
Less than £ 10,000
Roles
Administration/Secretarial Business Intelligence Design

7.9/10

The Role
7.7
Organisation
8.2

Socialising

7.8

The Role

Role Description

Helping out with factors contributing to the development and creation of a new app.

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

I enjoyed my internship a lot. I was able to make new friends and I learnt what it is like to work in a professional environment. This put my skills to the test and I really improved my time management and organisational skills. I completed a lot of projects and it was a fun experience.

8/10

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

I felt very valued by my colleagues. The reason behind this is because I was offered help whenever I needed it and they provided me with detailed and beneficial advice which required them to take some time out of their own work.

9/10

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

My line manager provided me with a lot of support. Her orders and tasks were very clear and I rarely had to ask the same question twice. Whenever I completed my work I was given critical feedback and advice on how to do things better next time around.

9/10

4. How busy were you on a daily basis?

I was busy every day for 4 of the 6 weeks I spent at BP. The last 2 weeks were fairly laid back which gave me the opportunity to participate in different activities to allow the days to pass by.

7/10

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

I was given a lot of responsibility for my placement. I was trusted to carry out numerous tasks on my own which had to completed in fairly tight deadlines. I felt no pressure with the responsibility and it improved my independency.

8/10

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

The skils I have developed will really help me with my future. This is because I know what it is like to be doing a lot of different tasks that need to be completed in tight deadlines. this is what would be expected if I was to go to university or to be doing an apprenticeship.

5/10

The Organisation

7. What was the general atmosphere in your office?

There was a positive atmosphere in my office. everyone was friendly and I never felt upset or miserable walking into my office every day of my internship.

9/10

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

My internship was fairly organised. I was given a good amount of tasks to complete within a set period of time but only one task became unclear right towards the end. it was not a serious task which is why it did not affect my experience badly at all.

7/10

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

There was a good amount of time invested in training me. I was given clear and concise demonstrations and advice into how to tackle a problem or task which I felt as though was done for a good length of time. overall I feel as though this factor was a success.

10/10

10. What were the perks on your work placement?

  • Sports and Social Club
  • Subsidised/Company Gym
  • Company Parties/Events
6/10

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

The future prospects are very appealing. the reason behind this is because there are a lot of different types of jobs available that I did not know even existed. this broadened my knowledge of what the company has to offer before I worked there which is why I may consider trying to work there when I am older.

9/10

Social

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

there was a very positive social scene ith every colleague and student. everyone as open to conversation and I did not have any issues with, anyone. I enjoyed making new friends and it was one of the reasons why I enjoyed going to work.

9/10

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

I was given £5 free credit to buy food. cost of everything was not a lot at all.

8/10

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

N/A

5/10

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

I was able to participate in many activities such as playing rounders, football and going on tours in science labs and drilling themed buildings. I attended talks and speed interviews sessions. I also had the chance to go to a BBQ.

9/10