Commbustibles innovations Intern at BAT

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

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8.5/10

The Role
8.7
Organisation
8.4

Socialising

8.2

The Role

Role Description

support on the development of combustible products

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

The work done was very enjoyable, due to working on actual projects of the business, rather than just being given side projects to do, although at times the work was difficult and there is a lot of pressure to deliver work on time. there is a great support system in place for the interns, with a placement team, buddies and mentors as well as your line manager, giving plenty of points of contact when the work is beyond your particular skill set.

9/10

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

during my time at BAT I was always made to feel included by my team and other colleagues. My team and manager always had time for me, either to talk through work I was struggling with or more socially. there were also several after work functions I was invited to, allowing me to get to know my colleagues outside of work, these out of work functions really helped to develop my relationships with members of my team and colleagues from other functions.

8/10

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

The support received from my manager was excellent, he very much tried to leave me to my own devices and provided support when needed, which was really good as it showed a trust in my ability to do the work. support was also provided by other members of my team and the placement team. this really helped with my development in the industry.

10/10

4. How busy were you on a daily basis?

At the beginning of the year there was a lot of work to be done as there were several trials running, however due to COVID-19 and the stopping of manufacture this became more difficult. Although the COVID-19 pandemic put strain on the work me and my team were able to complete, I was always given work to be able to do from home.

7/10

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

I was given the opportunity to run several workstreams further helping my development.

8/10

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

before coming on placement, my skills were very much limited, however I was provided with training in CAD and project management as well as more industry specific training to further development.

10/10

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The Organisation

7. What was the general atmosphere in your office?

everyone was really nice and always happy to have a chat and a laugh.

8/10

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

the placement altogether was very well set up there were a few minor issues but nothing that was much of an impact.

9/10

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

provided with several training opportunities both internal and external.

8/10

10. What were the perks on your work placement?

  • Flexi Time
  • Subsidised Canteen
  • Sports and Social Club
  • Subsidised/Company Gym
  • National Travel
  • Financial Bonus
  • Company Parties/Events
  • Staff Sales/Staff Shop
  • Above 25 days holiday
  • Working from home
  • Healthcare/Dental
10/10

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

I believe that BAT would be a good company to work for in the future.

7/10

Social

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

all the interns were put into contact early on many of us ended up living with one another.

10/10

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

relatively cheap

8/10

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

good pubs and places to eat although clubs aren't really my scene so cant really tell you the quality of them.

7/10

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

plenty of social clubs to join through work, all pretty good fun.

8/10

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