Rating

3.7/5
  • The Role
    4.5
  • The Company
    3.5
  • The Culture
    2.8

    The Role

  • 1. To what extent did you enjoy your work placement or internship?
  • I really enjoyed my placement at Eaton, Worksop as an Electrical Engineering Intern. Right from the start, placement challenged my problem solving skills and my technical ability.

    4/5

  • 2. To what extent did you feel valued by your colleagues?
  • Being apart of the Technical Support Department, I felt welcomed and valued during my time at Eaton. My colleagues made an effort to make sure that I was comfortable, and any question I had they were willing to help. Whilst working on the main project, I felt that my team were supportive and treated me like I was on the same level and not as a student.

    4/5

  • 3. To what extent were you given support and guidance by management/your supervisor(s)?
  • The support I received by my Manager was top tier. He would always encourage me to ask questions no matter how obvious the answer may have been.

    5/5

  • 4. How busy were you on a daily basis?
  • From the start of the placement, I had to learn new skills such as object-oriented programming, database management, software development, project management and plenty more. So it was a steep learning curve, which meant that I was often very busy learning and developing these new skills.

    5/5

  • 5. How much responsibility were you given during your placement?
  • I was given a lot of responsibility, as I was given the role of project lead on a very important project.

    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 believe that the skills that I have developed during my time at Eaton , will definitely aid my degree; especially project management as I am currently working on an individual project at university.

    5/5

    The Company

  • 7. What was the general atmosphere in your office?
  • The atmosphere of the office was always cheerful and warm. Everyone was considerate towards one another.

    5/5

  • 8. How well organised was the overall work placement or internship set up?
  • At the start of the internship, I did not really know what my role would entail until I received my job description. I think it would help detailing what is expected of an intern in different divisions.

    3/5

  • 9. In terms of personal training and development, to what extent did the company or firm invest in you?
  • 3/5

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

    Subsidised Canteen

    Company Parties/Events

    Healthcare/Dental

    4/5

  • 11. How appealing are future employment prospects within the organisation?
  • I am definitely applying to Eaton's Graduate program next year.

    4/5

    The Culture

  • 12. Was there a good social scene amongst any fellow placement students/colleagues?
  • Unfortunately I was the only intern at my site so apart from the intern training days, I was unable to really socialise with the other interns.

    3/5

  • 13. What was the cost of living and socialising in the area you worked in?
  • Where I was living the cost of rent was around £520, this was for an ensuite; with a communal laundry room and kitchen. There is an ASDA, Tesco and Sainsburys near the site. A car is needed to get around as the buses are not frequent. I found that there was not much to do in Worksop, so I did not have the opportunity to do much socialising in the area.

    3/5

  • 14. What was the Nightlife like in the area you worked?
  • There is a few pubs in Worksop. The main nightlife would probably be in Sheffield/ Mansfield.

    3/5

  • 15. Were there many opportunities to get involved in activities outside of work?
  • At my site, there were outside activities to be apart of such as; speaking at a school about STEM subjects.

    3/5

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Placement Year (10 Months+)

25th November 2020


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