Rating

4.5/5
  • The Role
    4.4
  • The Company
    4.6
  • The Culture
    4.5

    The Role

  • 1. To what extent did you enjoy your work placement or internship?
  • I have thoroughly enjoyed my time at Arup. Throughout I have found the experience to be exciting, challenging, and thought provoking. I am extremely proud to have developed good working relationships within the company whilst also developing my skill set and confidence.

    5/5

  • 2. To what extent did you feel valued by your colleagues?
  • I have been extremely fortunate to have spent my time within the acoustics team at ARUP Leeds. My colleagues here been fantastic throughout, and I am pleased to consider them as friends outside of the office. Beyond this office I have also developed a number of great relationships which I truly value.

    5/5

  • 3. To what extent were you given support and guidance by management/your supervisor(s)?
  • I have felt supported at all times by my line manager [This section of the comment has been removed by a member of the RateMyPlacement Team because it did not meet our site terms and conditions] Additionally, other colleagues such as [This section of the comment has been removed by a member of the RateMyPlacement Team because it did not meet our site terms and conditions]

    5/5

  • 4. How busy were you on a daily basis?
  • I have tried to maintain a high level of billability in taks throughout the year. This has admittedly dropped during the lockdown period, but I have filled my time with training tasks and moodle modules.

    4/5

  • 5. How much responsibility were you given during your placement?
  • I feel the level of responsibility given to me during placement was to an appropriate level for my grade and understanding of both the field of acoustics and the company itself.

    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 have already completed an undergraduate degree in music technology, and a postgraduate diploma in acoustics and noise control. This placement was excellent in developing these skills and I'm pleased to say I have accepted a graduate role at the company where I will be able to utilize them.

    5/5

    The Company

  • 7. What was the general atmosphere in your office?
  • Good atmosphere in the office.

    4/5

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

    5/5

  • 9. In terms of personal training and development, to what extent did the company or firm invest in you?
  • Excellent investment in training and development. Project based learning, Graduate skills lectures, moodle modules, and of course advice from world class professionals

    5/5

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

    National Travel

    Company Parties/Events

    Working from home

    Healthcare/Dental

    5/5

  • 11. How appealing are future employment prospects within the organisation?
  • I have accepted a graduate role in the company

    5/5

    The Culture

  • 12. Was there a good social scene amongst any fellow placement students/colleagues?
  • Great social scene with my colleagues in the acoustic team. I also joined the cricket team (the fact that we have one is quite amazing to me) and the spanish club.

    5/5

  • 13. What was the cost of living and socialising in the area you worked in?
  • Similar price range to what I'm used to.

    4/5

  • 14. What was the Nightlife like in the area you worked?
  • I have to say in light of covid 19 the opportunities for night time activity were understandably limited. But as a music fan I am aware of the great music scene in Leeds.

    4/5

  • 15. Were there many opportunities to get involved in activities outside of work?
  • A great deal of opportunities to get involved in activities outside of work. I myself joined the cricket and spanish clubs.

    5/5

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Placement Year (10 Months+)

21st August 2020


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