• The Role
  • The Company
  • The Culture

    The Role

  • 1. To what extent did you enjoy your work placement or internship?
  • Great atmosphere. Brilliant organisation who put their workers first. Friendly and supportive team.


  • 2. To what extent did you feel valued by your colleagues?
  • My colleagues were very supportive. I had a great relationship with them. You’d always be included in team socials and other outgoings too.


  • 3. To what extent were you given support and guidance by management/your supervisor(s)?
  • Both my manager and mentor were always there when I needed support. They were very knowledgeable, and even when they didn’t know how to help with certain things, they’d go out their way to find out the answer.


  • 4. How busy were you on a daily basis?
  • You are set project work. As well as project work, depending on the team you’re in, you may participate in business as usual type work. You were always encouraged to ask for more work if what you had wasn’t enough. You were also encouraged to tell someone when the work you did have may be too much.


  • 5. How much responsibility were you given during your placement?
  • I felt valued as if I were a full time employee. My voice was heard. The role I was doing was no different to a full time employees role.


  • 6. To what extent did/will the skills you developed, and training you received, assist you in your degree studies and beyond?
  • 5/5

    The Company

  • 7. What was the general atmosphere in your office?
  • The office was always vibrant. We had many events in the main block where the whole organisation got involved. The team I was in were very chatty, friendly and we were always having a laugh.


  • 8. How well organised was the overall work placement or internship set up?
  • Coming into my team, I had some knowledge in what the team does beforehand, but sometimes people don’t get placements related directly to their interest or degree title. I would suggest a more structured approach to new members of the team where fundamentals / basics are taught first. You do get to watch videos and play around with labs when you start, though.


  • 9. In terms of personal training and development, to what extent did the company or firm invest in you?
  • The company are very interest in their employees training and future development. The company paid for me to take an certification.


  • 10. What were the perks on your work placement?
  • Flexi Time

    Subsidised/Company Gym

    Financial Bonus

    Company Parties/Events

    Staff Sales/Staff Shop

    Above 25 days holiday

    Working from home


  • 11. How appealing are future employment prospects within the organisation?
  • I would definitely consider coming back because of the various reasons I’ve mentioned in other answers. If I was to come back, I’d definitely like to come back to the team I was in.


    The Culture

  • 12. Was there a good social scene amongst any fellow placement students/colleagues?
  • 3/5

  • 13. What was the cost of living and socialising in the area you worked in?
  • 4/5

  • 14. What was the Nightlife like in the area you worked?
  • 3/5

  • 15. Were there many opportunities to get involved in activities outside of work?
  • 3/5

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Placement Year (10 Months+)

Computer and Systems Engineering

South West

July 2020

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