QA Microbiologist at GSK

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Duration
Placement Year (10 Months+)
Region
Worthing South East
Review Date
Salary
£18,000 - £19,999
Roles
Pharmaceutical

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7.3/10

The Role
9.0
Organisation
7.0

Socialising

5.2

The Role

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

My industrial placement has allowed my to use my science and data based knowledge and apply it in an industrial environment.

9/10

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

Working with experienced industry professionals was great and i felt as if the work i did was valued.

8/10

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

Throughout i felt confident that i was always supported and any issues i had could be resolved through my supervisor.

10/10

4. How busy were you on a daily basis?

Workload builds up throughout the year as i gained experience, by the end i felt as if my work balance was just right.

8/10

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

A good level of responsibility where i had to work hard but not over pressured.

10/10

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

Working in Manufacturing showed me how science and data skills can be applied in a real world situation. I will take back what i learned this year and use it at uni and for the rest of my life

9/10

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The Organisation

7. What was the general atmosphere in your office?

Positive and hard working. I felt welcomed and supported throughout the year.

8/10

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

5/10

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

Lots of formal training where technical and personnel skills are developed.

7/10

10. What were the perks on your work placement?

  • Flexi Time
  • Company Parties/Events
5/10

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

This year has been incredible valuable and there are many career opportunities with GSK and the rest of the Pharma industry.

10/10

Social

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

Some, but groups tended to stick together and wasn't a huge amount of interaction.

5/10

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

Lived at home, but thinks its relatively prices compared to other areas.

5/10

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

Not Great. Few Bars but there isn't much around the town.

1/10

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

Yes Worthing has lots of sports clubs and activities to do.

10/10

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