Placement student at Arup

Duration
Placement Year (10 Months+)
Region
Sheffield
Review Date

4.1/5

The Role
4.2
The Company
4
The Culture
4.3

The Role

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

I enjoyed working with the company because of the strong sense of community and I really liked my team. I got to learn a lot about the role and how to use a lot of new software and skills
5 /5

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

I was given a wide range of tasks and there was always someone available to help if I needed it
4 /5

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

I was given a wide range of tasks and there was always someone available to help if I needed it My manager had check in with me throughout the year
5 /5

4. How busy were you on a daily basis?

On some days I'd find myself lacking in tasks to do however closer to the deadlines there was at times too much work which requires to stay late multiple days a week
4 /5

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

I was given many tasks and trained however the majority was simple CAD work
4 /5

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

I learned a lot about what software is used in industry and how to use standards for deign
4 /5

The Company

7. What was the general atmosphere in your office?

3 /5

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

The interview process was straight forward and I received a decision really quickly. The placement itself did not have a set structure, I was mainly assisting my team with any projects that they had at the time. I was the first placement student this team has had which is why there wasn't a set structure at the time
4 /5

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

The company provided many opportunities for growth, both personal and work related. There were many meetings, talks and tutorials provided by the company on a range of topics
5 /5

10. What were the perks on your work placement?

  • There were no perks with this Placement Year
4 /5

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

I'd love to work for the company again if I had the chance
5 /5

The Culture

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

There was a good social environment in the office however he number of placement students was limited so there wasn't a specific student social group
5 /5

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

Sheffield had great prices for accommodation
5 /5

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

5 /5

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

There were often activities related to hiking and cycling, yoga and climbing however other options were limited
3 /5