engineer at MSD

Duration
Placement Year (10 Months+)
Region
newcastle North East
Review Date
Salary
£18,000 - £19,999
Roles
Chemical Engineering Engineering

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6.3/10

The Role
7.0
Organisation
6.0

Socialising

5.5

The Role

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

It was really enjoyable. i learnt so much about engineering that I didn't know before. I was able to put into practice what I had been learning at uni.

8/10

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

i felt very valued, i felt like i was making a difference and being able to put my skills into practice and develop them.

7/10

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

i received a lot of support from the team i was in. they really helped me to build on my learnings and develop my self confidence.

9/10

4. How busy were you on a daily basis?

really busy because we were in a factory on the front line most weeks leanring all about the products and the production line.

5/10

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

not too much

5/10

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

the skills I developed have helped me so much while beig back at university. I learnt that being part of a team is so important to acheiving greater goals.

8/10

The Organisation

7. What was the general atmosphere in your office?

the office was quiet at times. a lot of employees did shift work so sometimes you nly saw your team and no one else. it was hard at first but then i soon got used to it and understood why teams operated in this way.

5/10

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

It was well organised and I couldn't fault it.

8/10

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

my team fully invested in me. i felt like part of the team from my very first day.

5/10

10. What were the perks on your work placement?

  • Subsidised Canteen
  • Subsidised/Company Gym
5/10

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

really appealing because i really enjoyed my placement year and feel i have more to learn.

7/10

Social

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

I'm not a very social person so i don't tend to go out much. however we had a few social gatherings at our houses and that was great!

7/10

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

it was affordable. i managed to live, work and enjoy myself on the wage I received.

5/10

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

5/10

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

5/10