Rating

5/5
  • Skills
    5.0
  • Responsibilities
    5.0
  • Support & Guidance
    5.0
  • Culture
    5.0
  • Your Impressions
    5.0

    Overview

  • 1. Please give an overview of your role and what this involves on a day-to-day basis.
  • My role as an engineer is to deal with customer requests for improvements/bug fixes and new functionality for Lighthouse’ core product. This involves working mainly with SQL and C# but on the odd occasion will also require use of Oracle


    Skills

  • 2. Have you learnt any new skills, or developed your existing skills?
  • In just a year, my programming knowledge has improved more than in many years of education, working full-time in software you really pick things up insanely fast! I have learnt so many little tricks to programming I had never even heard of before!


  • 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

    Responsibilities

  • 3. Were you given much responsibility during your placement / internship?
  • At Lighthouse you take on as much responsibility as you feel comfortable taking on! I was very keen to take on lots of responsibility which has helped me experience tons more than I was originally expecting to and I have developed my knowledge lots!


  • 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?
  • I have had a mentor throughout my whole time at Lighthouse who I very regularly have check-up meetings with, this guidance has been crucial to my improvement throughout the year! For support I can speak to literally anyone in the company!


  • 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

    Culture

  • 5. What was the company culture and general atmosphere like?
  • Most of the engineers in the company have come from placements in the past and so the culture is youthful and there is lots of chances for social! It is a perfect mix of professional and fun in a workplace! I have made friends with lots of my colleagues!


  • 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?
  • The experience this year has been amazing. I didn’t really know what to expect going into this industry year as I have done some full-time work before in a very different setting, but the experience has been amazing, and I have met some great new people!


  • 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
  • Just relax and be yourself! Lighthouse is a very nice atmosphere and you have no reason to be stressed going into your application!


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Details

Placement Year (10 Months+)

Computer Science

Greater London

July 2021


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