Rating

2.8/5
  • Skills
    2.8
  • Responsibilities
    3.0
  • Support & Guidance
    3.5
  • Culture
    2.5
  • Your Impressions
    2.7

Role Description

The mechanical design of aircraft electrical control panels. • Working with FMEA structural or thermal analysis of mechanical parts (finite element analysis, essentially analysing/predicting how designs will work) • Making prototype parts for electrical and electronic products, to facilitate engineering testing. • Product design prototypes, testing things created by Electrical Engineers • Support with decision-making/provide feedback • Basic Mechanical design and drafting functions, including tolerancing. • Process selection and materials definition. • Supporting DFM actions. • Supporting with BOM creation and weight estimates. • Supporting with engineering trades studies, design to cost, design for manufacture, NPI/NPD activities and digital tools development • Developing best practise

    Overview

  • 1. Please give an overview of your role and what this involves on a day-to-day basis.
  • Working with electrical distribution boxes, particularly dealing with weight management responsibilities and design activities. Working with various teams (mechanical, electrical, costing, sourcing) to process and evolve the design of each aircraft panel.


    Skills

  • 2. Have you learnt any new skills, or developed your existing skills?
  • CAD Skills Bill of materials management Excel Skills Team sharing software skills Teamwork skills Communication


  • How would you rate the training provided during your experience?
  • 3/5

  • How would you rate your development of industry-specific skills during the experience?
  • 3/5

  • How would you rate your development of personal / soft skills during the experience?
  • 2/5

  • Please rate how these skills have helped you in your career development
  • 3/5

    Responsibilities

  • 3. Were you given much responsibility during your placement / internship?
  • Responsibility has been given from the outset, with interns being asked to write important, high-level, customer-driven documents.


  • Please rate how meaningful the work you were doing was
  • 3/5

    Support & Guidance

  • 4. How much support and guidance did you receive during your placement / internship?
  • Interns are surrounded by a breadth of support from multiple teams, with everyone part of the team willing to help in everyday tasks


  • How would you rate the support and guidance from your line manager?
  • 4/5

  • How would you rate the support and guidance from the wider team?
  • 3/5

    Culture

  • 5. What was the company culture and general atmosphere like?
  • Company culture was great, with everyone being extremely kind and helpful when asked for guidance.


  • How would you rate the inclusiveness of the culture?
  • 4/5

  • How would you rate the social opportunities?
  • 1/5

  • How would you rate the diversity initiatives?
  • 2/5

  • How would you rate the charity, sustainability and corporate social responsibility (CSR) initiatives?
  • 3/5

    Your Impressions

  • 6. To what extent did you enjoy your placement / internship?
  • I enjoyed my placement as a whole, but there is lots of room for improvement. Unfortunately, this was during the COVID-19 pandemic, which meant the placement was remote for the entire period - having an on-site placement would be excellent for future cohorts. A lot of the work is repetitive, so if there was a rotation policy where interns could do new things every so often, that would be great.


  • Please rate your level of enjoyment on your placement / internship
  • 3/5

  • Please rate how your experience met your expectations
  • 2/5

  • Please rate the future employment prospects at GE Aviation
  • 3/5

  • 7. Would you recommend GE Aviation to a friend?
  • Yes


  • 8. What advice would you give to others applying to GE Aviation
  • Polish your CV and cover letter. Practice interview questions regularly.


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Details

Placement Year (10 Months+)

Mechanical Engineering

11th July 2021


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