• Skills
  • Responsibilities
  • Support & Guidance
  • Culture
  • Your Impressions


  • 1. Please give an overview of your role and what this involves on a day-to-day basis.
  • Day to day I spent most of the time using SQL and C# to product modules and customer-specific reports and tasks. Time is also spent speaking with customers, answering queries and resolving issues they may have. I also code review work and complete pull requests, as well as testing any changes I've made.


  • 2. Have you learnt any new skills, or developed your existing skills?
  • I've developed my C# and SQL skills throughout the placement greatly, as most of the day is spent doing either of the two. Communication skills have also increased due to working with customers and talking to other colleagues. I've also learnt new skills with LINQ and more in terms of the development process.

  • How would you rate the training provided during your experience?
  • 5/5

  • How would you rate your development of industry-specific skills during the experience?
  • 5/5

  • How would you rate your development of personal / soft skills during the experience?
  • 5/5

  • Please rate how these skills have helped you in your career development
  • 5/5


  • 3. Were you given much responsibility during your placement / internship?
  • I was given a lot of responsibility throughout the placement, and I never felt as only a placement student but rather a core member of the teams I was in, given large tasks with big impacts on the system. I also had a lot of responsibly for emailing customers and showing changes we've made.

  • Please rate how meaningful the work you were doing was
  • 5/5

    Support & Guidance

  • 4. How much support and guidance did you receive during your placement / internship?
  • Help was always there when needed and nobody would turn away when I had a question. I had meetings arranged with my project lead's and project managers to ensure I was doing OK and to receive feedback

  • How would you rate the support and guidance from your line manager?
  • 5/5

  • How would you rate the support and guidance from the wider team?
  • 5/5


  • 5. What was the company culture and general atmosphere like?
  • The company culture and atmosphere was very welcoming and friendly. Everybody was helpful and kind, always having time for any questions I had.

  • How would you rate the inclusiveness of the culture?
  • 5/5

  • How would you rate the social opportunities?
  • 5/5

  • How would you rate the diversity initiatives?
  • 5/5

  • How would you rate the charity, sustainability and corporate social responsibility (CSR) initiatives?
  • 5/5

    Your Impressions

  • 6. To what extent did you enjoy your placement / internship?
  • I highly enjoyed my placement year, all of the work was extremely interesting and challenging, and was rarely left bored or unsure of the work to do. I never felt under extreme pressure and always received support when needed

  • Please rate your level of enjoyment on your placement / internship
  • 5/5

  • Please rate how your experience met your expectations
  • 5/5

  • Please rate the future employment prospects at Lighthouse Systems Ltd
  • 5/5

  • 7. Would you recommend Lighthouse Systems Ltd to a friend?
  • Yes

  • 8. What advice would you give to others applying to Lighthouse Systems Ltd
  • Don't be afraid to ask for help if you need it. Also try to push yourself with the work you're given, taking on more challenging tasks to learn as much as you can before returning to university

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Placement Year (10 Months+)

Computer and Systems Engineering

South West

August 2021

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