Analytical Chemistry Undergraduate Placement Student at BAT

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Duration
Placement Year (10 Months+)
Region
Southampton South East
Review Date
Salary
£16,000 - £17,999
Roles
Chemistry

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9.5/10

The Role
9.5
Organisation
9.8

Socialising

9.2

The Role

Role Description

Worked within R&D's Analytical Development Centre analysing e-cigarette aerosol emissions.

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

I very much enjoyed my placement at BAT. The work was challenging but I developed so many skills as a result. The placement scheme has developed me as a professional and I feel a lot more prepared for the world of work.
It was a lovely site to work on and all employees have been incredibly helpful and friendly.

9/10

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

As a student I feel really valued by my colleagues and the tasks I was deemed with were of significance to the business.

9/10

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

I have been provided with constant guidance and support throughout my time at BAT. This has been given not just by my direct line manager but many other members of the company.

10/10

4. How busy were you on a daily basis?

My schedule varied in terms on number of tasks; I always had something to do though.

9/10

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

I was given a good amount of responsibility. It was challenging but this was a good thing; it enabled me to grow as an individual and take responsibility for projects etc.

10/10

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

The skills and training have been priceless and I will continue to develop these in the years to come. I have grown as an individual and a professional and I cannot thank BAT enough for all they have provided me with.

10/10

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The Organisation

7. What was the general atmosphere in your office?

Very friendly and upbeat. Positivity and pro-activeness.

9/10

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

Very well organised. Everything was planned and the team were really great in facilitating the success of the students.

10/10

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

They invested a huge amount in my personal development, through the provision of mentors and managers.

10/10

10. What were the perks on your work placement?

  • Subsidised Canteen
  • Sports and Social Club
  • Subsidised/Company Gym
  • Financial Bonus
  • Company Parties/Events
  • Staff Sales/Staff Shop
10/10

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

Very appealing! I am really keen to stay on at BAT and continue my career.

10/10

Social

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

There was a really good social scene amongst the students. We all lived together and regularly met up during the evenings and weekends to do social activities.

9/10

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

Very reasonable.

10/10

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

It's not a bad nightlife scene in Southampton. Plenty of options.

8/10

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

Many opportunities, it is just a case of you being proactive and seeking them out, but there are lots!

10/10

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