• The Role
  • The Company
  • The Culture

Role Description

Provide support and work on different projects within OC Robotics, a GE Aviation company

    The Role

  • 1. To what extent did you enjoy your work placement or internship?
  • It exceeded my expectations, the people and the opportunities were amazing!


  • 2. To what extent did you feel valued by your colleagues?
  • I felt very valued by my colleagues and felt like an important part of the team within my own project group as well as the wider company


  • 3. To what extent were you given support and guidance by management/your supervisor(s)?
  • My managers and technical leads were always on hand to help with any issues I had, and they always ensured that I knew what tasks were my responsibility and that I wasn’t left in the dark about anything I needed to know


  • 4. How busy were you on a daily basis?
  • Most days were busy which was good, but there was also days were the atmosphere was more relaxed, which was very useful to regather your thoughts, organise your work a bit more before the next rush of work


  • 5. How much responsibility were you given during your placement?
  • I was given more responsibility than I ever expected. I was made responsible for designing parts, assembling components as well as communicating with the wider GE team in America which was an invaluable experience. I was also trusted to travel with different projects and represent my work and the company!


  • 6. To what extent did/will the skills you developed, and training you received, assist you in your degree studies and beyond?
  • I learnt so much in my time at GE Aviation, and the knowledge and experience gathered will undoubtedly help climb that extra step in my degree program, as well as my career


    The Company

  • 7. What was the general atmosphere in your office?
  • The atmosphere in my work place was always good, everyone was friendly and chatty and we also socialised outside of work which made work more enjoyable


  • 8. How well organised was the overall work placement or internship set up?
  • The only reason it wasn’t seamless was because of the unpredictable nature of our work, which just made life more exciting and every day had a little bit of unknown about it, meaning we were always kept motivated by new tasks and developing situations


  • 9. In terms of personal training and development, to what extent did the company or firm invest in you?
  • The company provided me with lots of hands on and virtual training in many different elements of engineering and business. The skills i developed working with GE Aviation are life lasting and invaluable


  • 10. What were the perks on your work placement?
  • National Travel

    International Travel

    Company Parties/Events

    Above 25 days holiday


  • 11. How appealing are future employment prospects within the organisation?
  • A company like GE Aviation is huge and an honour to work for


    The Culture

  • 12. Was there a good social scene amongst any fellow placement students/colleagues?
  • I mingled well with the other placement students, as well as the rest my colleagues which enhanced my experience


  • 13. What was the cost of living and socialising in the area you worked in?
  • Not as expensive as London, but not quite cheap as chips, very affordable though based in the wage I was on with GE! (bristol)


  • 14. What was the Nightlife like in the area you worked?
  • There was always a cool bar or club to go to at the weekends with friends


  • 15. Were there many opportunities to get involved in activities outside of work?
  • The work Colleagues regularly organised events such as football, tennis, go karting and bar crawls


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Placement Year (10 Months+)

Aeronautical Engineering, Aerospace/Aviation

16th September 2020

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