Engineering intern at BMW Group

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Placement Year (10 Months+)
Chichester South East
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£16,000 - £17,999

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The Role



The Role

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

Overall, had a fantastic year and would recommend to anyone.


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

Felt very welcomed into the team and supported by my colleagues. The company has a prevalent team based culture and so it is easy to make connections around the business.


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

Had a fantastic manager who went above and beyond to ensure that my year was a valuable experience. I always felt supported and that I was able to ask for help and raise any concerns, as well as having a fun working environment and being given engaging tasks.


4. How busy were you on a daily basis?

Had peaks and troughs of business as would be expected in the Automotive industry. However due to the prevalent 'Continuous Improvment' culture, it was easy to create valueable work for myself to do when the workload decreased.


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

I had multiple systems and processes which I was responsible for. As well as working independently with many other stakeholders across the business.


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

My placement year really helped in recognising the industry and more specific job role I would like to go into. I feel much more prepared for my degree after placement.


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The Organisation

7. What was the general atmosphere in your office?

Generally a good envirnment with a nice balance between serious work and a fun atmosphere.


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

The year was structured well with a good timing to it. Weekly tasks where structured well and I had a solidifed role in the department.


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

There were some training sessions provided by the company which were of a good standard, however more oculd have been done in. Opportunities are there if you are willing to find and push for them.


10. What were the perks on your work placement?

  • Flexi Time
  • Subsidised Canteen
  • National Travel
  • Above 25 days holiday
  • Working from home

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

Future prospects are appealing, specifically the opportunity to work within the wider BMW Group organisation.



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

Initially the interns had a good social atmosphere, however this was not maintained the entire year due to the mix between 6 month and 12 month people. This was all self-intitiated and the company could have done more to support student socialising.


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

The cost of living/rent etc is expensive in the area, however there are lots of outdoor events and places and things to do which are great for the summer time.


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

Nightlife wasn't great in the immediate area, however for largr nights out there is the ability to travel a short distance to many nearby cities.


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

Compny wise I did not know of any opportunities. Department wise we did do some socials throughout the year.


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