• The Role
  • The Company
  • The Culture

Role Description

Industrial Trainee within the Civil Engineering/Site Development team at the Cardiff office

    The Role

  • 1. To what extent did you enjoy your work placement or internship?
  • The placement was a good insight in work within an engineering consultancy. The variety of work, the people in the office and the variety of extra activities on offer made for an enjoyable year in industry.


  • 2. To what extent did you feel valued by your colleagues?
  • Was made to feel extremely welcome and that my work was of standard and valued by my colleagues


  • 3. To what extent were you given support and guidance by management/your supervisor(s)?
  • I felt well supported. There is an expectation for the student to ask for help when needed but I always felt able to seek assistance


  • 4. How busy were you on a daily basis?
  • Varied on a daily basis - largely dependent on how busy the the wider group was. Never too busy.


  • 5. How much responsibility were you given during your placement?
  • I was given more responsibility as the placement went on.


  • 6. To what extent did/will the skills you developed, and training you received, assist you in your degree studies and beyond?
  • Difficult to know at the moment, but I do feel that I've developed my ability to think of practical solutions to technical problems. I hope this will benefit me in future


    The Company

  • 7. What was the general atmosphere in your office?
  • 4/5

  • 8. How well organised was the overall work placement or internship set up?
  • I did have some trouble with HR prior to placement - in terms of location of placement and contracts etc


  • 9. In terms of personal training and development, to what extent did the company or firm invest in you?
  • 2/5

  • 10. What were the perks on your work placement?
  • Sports and Social Club

    Above 25 days holiday

    Working from home


  • 11. How appealing are future employment prospects within the organisation?
  • I was encouraged to stay in touch ti potentially secure a future summer placement role


    The Culture

  • 12. Was there a good social scene amongst any fellow placement students/colleagues?
  • 4/5

  • 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?
  • 5/5

  • 15. Were there many opportunities to get involved in activities outside of work?
  • 4/5

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Placement Year (10 Months+)

18th August 2020

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