Rating

3.7/5
  • The Role
    4.0
  • The Company
    3.4
  • The Culture
    3.8

    The Role

  • 1. To what extent did you enjoy your work placement or internship?
  • Thoroughly enjoyed my year at the Met Office. The office is a great place to work and a very friendly environment whereby everyone is willing to help out.

    4/5

  • 2. To what extent did you feel valued by your colleagues?
  • From the first day I was given responsibilities and helped when needed. The only time I felt out of place was during busy operational periods where managers and colleagues had to fully concentrate on work - but after this learning and feedback was continued.

    4/5

  • 3. To what extent were you given support and guidance by management/your supervisor(s)?
  • Always had time for me, no matter how simple the issue I had was. Within my team and other teams i felt valued and supported throughout.

    5/5

  • 4. How busy were you on a daily basis?
  • During busy operational periods I would work time over on a number of days, but then during less busy periods I could control my workload to a level which suited my development

    3/5

  • 5. How much responsibility were you given during your placement?
  • At the start not too much responsibility was given to me. This gradually increased throughout the year but managers made sure that I was comfortable throughout.

    4/5

  • 6. To what extent did/will the skills you developed, and training you received, assist you in your degree studies and beyond?
  • My skills were developed massively throughout the year and will undoubtably help me in my degree and further education

    4/5

    The Company

  • 7. What was the general atmosphere in your office?
  • Nice friendly atmosphere. Everyone willing to help out

    5/5

  • 8. How well organised was the overall work placement or internship set up?
  • Being the first placement student at the centre it was a learning process for everyone at the start but by the end of the year, I had merged a way for my development and future placement students

    4/5

  • 9. In terms of personal training and development, to what extent did the company or firm invest in you?
  • Difficult to have an established knowledge in meteorology without previous knowledge. However, my colleagues gave me everything I needed to develop

    4/5

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

    Sports and Social Club

    Subsidised/Company Gym

    Above 25 days holiday

    3/5

  • 11. How appealing are future employment prospects within the organisation?
  • Difficult to say during these uncertain times (COVID-19)

    2/5

    The Culture

  • 12. Was there a good social scene amongst any fellow placement students/colleagues?
  • Yes very good social scene with social going on throughout the year and social within each team as well

    4/5

  • 13. What was the cost of living and socialising in the area you worked in?
  • Cost of living in Exeter is very high. Cost of socialising is around the same as any other city.

    4/5

  • 14. What was the Nightlife like in the area you worked?
  • Decent nightlife, with Exeter being a small city it is not the best but still enough to keep busy.

    4/5

  • 15. Were there many opportunities to get involved in activities outside of work?
  • Lots of social clubs and societies with the met office which were well run and great to be apart of

    5/5

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Details

Placement Year (10 Months+)

Environmental, Geography

South West

September 2020


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