• 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.
  • My role has been very varied…it is so much more than just designing weather symbols like you might think! I’ve had the opportunity to input my fresh ideas to a wide range of projects, such as managing the content for the launch of the Met Office book, to working on an infographic to advise scientists on how to present climate information to the public.


  • 2. Have you learnt any new skills, or developed your existing skills?
  • My confidence has grown, my creative skills enhanced and personal skills skyrocketed, which will be vital to any job I go for in the future. I have significantly developed my animation skills, my leadership skills and also my ability to manage projects.

  • 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 have been trusted to take ownership of projects, with my line manager regularly checking in to make sure that I don’t feel overwhelmed. Responsibility will come if you want to throw yourself into the placement, however it is in no way forced upon you.

  • 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?
  • The support I have received has been above and beyond what I’d have expected. My line manager is always just a message away and I work amongst a very approachable and supportive team, who are always happy to help and answer any questions.

  • 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?
  • 4/5


  • 5. What was the company culture and general atmosphere like?
  • It’s a super place to work, where ideas are valued, hard work is rewarded and your well-being is paramount. The culture is welcoming and positive, even in a virtual world, where I have felt supported and part of an incredibly, talented team.

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

  • How would you rate the social opportunities?
  • 4/5

  • How would you rate the diversity initiatives?
  • 4/5

  • 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?
  • I have absolutely loved my experience on placement at the Met Office and truly believe it has been a huge stepping-stone in my development. I have enjoyed being able to get involved with a diverse range of projects and the support has been exceptional.

  • 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 Met Office
  • 4/5

  • 7. Would you recommend Met Office to a friend?
  • Yes

  • 8. What advice would you give to others applying to Met Office
  • Show your enthusiasm to learn, remember you don’t need to know everything and just be yourself. Oh and GO FOR IT, it’s an incredible opportunity to grab with both hands.

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Placement Year (10 Months+)

Graphic Design

South West

July 2021

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