• 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.
  • Engineering Intern at Manchester site that supports Medium and Heavy-Duty Transmission development. Key role is to process and analyse testing data from test facilities at Tczew and Galesburg through efficient communication with test engineers and support various forms of analysis tasks alongside general project support. Solid Modelling and Engineering Drawing Analysis also form a part of the role depending on the project requirement. Running MATLAB Simulink models and VDriver checks to run safety requirement check for troubleshooting transmission, form a part of the controls related tasks. Writing scripts in data mining software called imc FAMOS to parse key parameters from test data files, using Eaton Data Interpreter for analysing data and excel for graphical representation of test results are the core daily tasks. Deeper understanding of Eaton’s 12spd and 18spd AMT transmission was a key take away from the year in industry.


  • 2. Have you learnt any new skills, or developed your existing skills?
  • New Skills: Learnt new analysing software such as @risk, imc FAMOS and Eaton Data Interpreter. Enhanced Existing skills: Enhanced knowledge in MS Excel, MATLAB &Simulink,Project management, communication skils, presentation skills and time management

  • How would you rate the training provided during your experience?
  • 4/5

  • How would you rate your development of industry-specific skills during the experience?
  • 4/5

  • How would you rate your development of personal / soft skills during the experience?
  • 4/5

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


  • 3. Were you given much responsibility during your placement / internship?
  • Worked in a small group of 5 so i was very much involved in projects with my supervisor. My test data analysis were used to link with design analysis. Some of my contributions have been reviewed by senior engineers who provided a good deal of interests and questions. Have also been efficiently communicating with test engineers in the testing facilities at Galesburg and Tczew to aid with test data analysis. After the training period, i have been working under less supervision and have independently contributed to the team.

  • Please rate how meaningful the work you were doing was
  • 4/5

    Support & Guidance

  • 4. How much support and guidance did you receive during your placement / internship?
  • I had a handover period of 2 weeks with the previous intern, where i was helped to settle into the role by being briefed about the day-to- day tasks and learning the new software. My supervisors have then guided me throughout the year whenever i needed support. Courses on Eaton University has helped gained some background product knowledge as well as develop important soft skills such as communication, team work and more.

  • 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?
  • There were relatively less intern events due to the pandemic. I was involved in a group project with the other interns to help the company improve their job advert.

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

  • How would you rate the social opportunities?
  • 3/5

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

  • 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 am very content with what i have gained out of the placement. I have gained a good industy experience, a good level of cross department knowledge in controls as well as systems department. I now have a deeper understanding of the transmissions at Eaton and synchronizers in particular. I have managed to enhance my technical skills by learning new software such as FAMOS, EDI and @risk as well as enhanced my knowledge in MATLAB & Simulink and MS Excel. I have developed healthy work ethics as well as enhanced soft skills such as team work, communication skills, time management skills, presentation skills and project management skills. Most importantly i have realized an interest in analysis related tasks. All of this has helped boost my confidence level. I have definitely enjoyed the placement as it has met all of my expectations of exposure in the industry and has also helped me understand my likes an dislikes in this field.

  • Please rate your level of enjoyment on your placement / internship
  • 4/5

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

  • Please rate the future employment prospects at Eaton
  • 4/5

  • 7. Would you recommend Eaton to a friend?
  • Yes

  • 8. What advice would you give to others applying to Eaton
  • Have a good base knowledge of whatever field your applying to. Express your interests, ask thoughtful questions and show how much you want the role. One of the 6 important bases of Eaton's leadership model is learning and the company lays a lot of emphasis in this process so express your curiosity in learning more and expanding your knowledge. In case of a successful application and securing a job, try soaking in as much as you can from all the departments as there is soo much you can learn.

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Placement Year (10 Months+)

Automotive, Engineering

North West

July 2021

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