• The Role
  • The Company
  • The Culture

    The Role

  • 1. To what extent did you enjoy your work placement or internship?
  • I thoroughly enjoyed my placement year at NATS! Right from the familiarisation day, which was an opportunity for the Early Careers community at NATS to meet/network with each other even before officially starting until the last at work with my team.


  • 2. To what extent did you feel valued by your colleagues?
  • My placement was a fantastic experience and by the end of which I had truly evolved as a person in terms of both my business acumen and soft skills. This was only possible due to the warm, welcoming and supportive nature of my colleagues who empowered me to be my best every day whilst mentoring me yet challenging me at times.


  • 3. To what extent were you given support and guidance by management/your supervisor(s)?
  • My team was extremely supportive and I always found myself comfortable enough to ask for help and guidance from not only my line manager or early careers supervisor but even from the rest of my extended team.


  • 4. How busy were you on a daily basis?
  • While some occasions were extremely busy for me due the nature of the work done by my team; an average day was moderately busy. Perhaps, because I managed to keep myself engaged with outside of work activities i.e. I took up every networking/organising/volunteering opportunity which came my way. Trust me there were a lot of them throughout the year! Whether it be attending a careers event, STEM day at a local school or a representing NATS at an international science festival in London.


  • 5. How much responsibility were you given during your placement?
  • I was given a significant responsibility that too very early on, which was something I didn't expect prior to starting my placement year. This made me feel really valued as I made sure to work hard and live up to owning the things I was made responsible for and kept me motivated.


  • 6. To what extent did/will the skills you developed, and training you received, assist you in your degree studies and beyond?
  • I gained a good exposure to corporate life in general as well as being able to develIn conclusion, I would say my placement has been very successful. I am planning to bring back to the University the skills I have gained as well as my new found work ethic in order to complete my final year to the greatest possible standard.


    The Company

  • 7. What was the general atmosphere in your office?
  • Very positive, warm and welcoming! Fast paced


  • 8. How well organised was the overall work placement or internship set up?
  • There was a dedicated department of Early Careers to manage the cohort of placement students/graduates. Right from Day 1 when we got assigned a support buddy until the very last day up till which we continued to have fortnightly training/networking/learning events.


  • 9. In terms of personal training and development, to what extent did the company or firm invest in you?
  • A wealth of online/offline resources! Employees' growth and personal development was the company's key priority.


  • 10. What were the perks on your work placement?
  • Subsidised Canteen

    Sports and Social Club

    Subsidised/Company Gym

    Company Parties/Events

    Above 25 days holiday

    Working from home


  • 11. How appealing are future employment prospects within the organisation?
  • Promising! Graduate schemes are very well run!


    The Culture

  • 12. Was there a good social scene amongst any fellow placement students/colleagues?
  • Absolutely! I ended up making friends for life!


  • 13. What was the cost of living and socialising in the area you worked in?
  • Way cheaper than most student hub cities with big universities.


  • 14. What was the Nightlife like in the area you worked?
  • Not much in Whiteley! Portsmouth was great!


  • 15. Were there many opportunities to get involved in activities outside of work?
  • Numerous opportunities throughout the year.


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Placement Year (10 Months+)

Business Analytics, Business Management, Engineering, Management Consultancy

South East

November 2020

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