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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Very positive, warm and welcoming! Fast paced
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.
A wealth of online/offline resources! Employees' growth and personal development was the company's key priority.
Sports and Social Club
Above 25 days holiday
Working from home
Promising! Graduate schemes are very well run!
Absolutely! I ended up making friends for life!
Way cheaper than most student hub cities with big universities.
Not much in Whiteley! Portsmouth was great!
Numerous opportunities throughout the year.
Placement Year (10 Months+)
Business Analytics, Business Management, Engineering, Management Consultancy