• 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.
  • Shop queries, answering questions from other sites and reporting back on shop findings. Working on long term shop process improvement projects and larger investigations. Digging into data and presenting findings on a wide variety of projects


  • 2. Have you learnt any new skills, or developed your existing skills?
  • Engineering mindset is heavily developed. Lots of presenting to peers and managers. General engineering skills such as data management, investigation and technical knowledge.

  • 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
  • 2/5


  • 3. Were you given much responsibility during your placement / internship?
  • Yes but sometimes reluctant to give interns too much responsibility. Depends on the specific project but usually pretty independent.

  • Please rate how meaningful the work you were doing was
  • 2/5

    Support & Guidance

  • 4. How much support and guidance did you receive during your placement / internship?
  • Depends heavily on your manager and their style. I didn’t get a lot unless I asked. Had to try hard to get all the information I needed for projects.

  • How would you rate the support and guidance from your line manager?
  • 2/5

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


  • 5. What was the company culture and general atmosphere like?
  • Bad atmosphere and culture on site. Very bad management and general morale extremely low. Hard to tell whether due to COVID and all the reductions but bad management certainly doesn’t help. No one on shop really has any time for the interns so can be very difficult. Seems like most people don’t enjoy their job which rubs off.

  • How would you rate the inclusiveness of the culture?
  • 3/5

  • 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?
  • 4/5

    Your Impressions

  • 6. To what extent did you enjoy your placement / internship?
  • Some good bits and experiences which will be very useful. Have not enjoyed the year overall. Hard to say whether due to COVID or not, limiting social contact but the year has been very difficult at times.

  • Please rate your level of enjoyment on your placement / internship
  • 2/5

  • Please rate how your experience met your expectations
  • 1/5

  • Please rate the future employment prospects at GE Aviation
  • 2/5

  • 7. Would you recommend GE Aviation to a friend?
  • No

  • 8. What advice would you give to others applying to GE Aviation
  • Know about jet engines and how they work for the interview. Research MRO processes and the life cycle of an engine.

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Placement Year (10 Months+)

Aeronautical Engineering


July 2021

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