Rating

4.7/5
  • The Role
    4.8
  • The Company
    4.8
  • The Culture
    4.5

Role Description

Provide support to a project from a contract & commercial perspective by reviewing & analyzing payments, compensation events, risks and project forecasts.

    The Role

  • 1. To what extent did you enjoy your work placement or internship?
  • My placement with National Grid was thoroughly enjoyable as it enabled me to become an integral member of a team and participate in a multitude of different events, meetings and tasks.

    5/5

  • 2. To what extent did you feel valued by your colleagues?
  • Towards the end of my placement when I started reflecting and obtaining feedback from stakeholders I have worked with ahead of my final review, I could clearly see what impact I had made and how my contribution had aided specific tasks.

    5/5

  • 3. To what extent were you given support and guidance by management/your supervisor(s)?
  • At National Grid, there was always support and guidance when needed, whether it was from my manager, business coordinator or any project stakeholders people I was in regular contact with were always happy to help.

    5/5

  • 4. How busy were you on a daily basis?
  • Throughout my placement, I was constantly provided with tasks to complete which kept me busy and when I was in a period of downtime there was plenty of background reading, learning processes and understanding theory which occupied my time. Further to that, National Grid allows individuals to speak freely about asking for work or supporting projects which means you are never stuck doing nothing.

    5/5

  • 5. How much responsibility were you given during your placement?
  • During my placement, I believe I was provided with an adequate level of responsibility on a major project which enabled me to demonstrate my abilities and knowledge towards the role.

    5/5

  • 6. To what extent did/will the skills you developed, and training you received, assist you in your degree studies and beyond?
  • I have noticed that during my placement year I have been able to apply a lot of my learning at university to real life scenarios which has enhanced my knowledge. In my future studies, I have no doubt that the things I have learnt whilst in industry will support and enable me to produce more realistic and accurate assignments. In addition, the plethora of things I have learnt during my placement will become vital when applying to become chartered in my chosen profession.

    5/5

    The Company

  • 7. What was the general atmosphere in your office?
  • The National Grid department I was working in were all welcoming and friendly and really made you feel part of the team.

    5/5

  • 8. How well organised was the overall work placement or internship set up?
  • I believe the way in which the placement was structured was an effective way for the individuals to demonstrate their development by the tasks they have been a part of at interim points throughout the year. The placement also had a good weighting of real project activities, volunteering community events and team involvement. Overall, it was well organized and delivered.

    5/5

  • 9. In terms of personal training and development, to what extent did the company or firm invest in you?
  • The company invested a lot in the developing students by providing courses at their National Grid development center. Over the course of my placement, I participated in many different courses which all helped in my personal development.

    5/5

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

    Company Parties/Events

    Working from home

    5/5

  • 11. How appealing are future employment prospects within the organisation?
  • Extremely appealing as they provide continuing development and the opportunity to work on various projects.

    5/5

    The Culture

  • 12. Was there a good social scene amongst any fellow placement students/colleagues?
  • The other placement individuals were always up to taking part in social activities outside of work or when we were stopping over somewhere.

    5/5

  • 13. What was the cost of living and socialising in the area you worked in?
  • The cost of living and socializing in the area I worked in was cheap and affordable.

    5/5

  • 14. What was the Nightlife like in the area you worked?
  • The nightlife in the area I worked in was my home town so therefore I knew all the good spots.

    5/5

  • 15. Were there many opportunities to get involved in activities outside of work?
  • Occasionally throughout my placement there were activities where we could get involved which were a good way to meet new people and broaden our network.

    4/5

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Details

Placement Year (10 Months+)

7th October 2020


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