• 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 as an engineer was to write code to fix bugs or add a new functionality. On an implementation team you deal with extending the system based on what the customer requires. In dev you fix any bugs that are found and add new system functionality that everyone can use. One a day-to-day basis I normally use SQL, C# and sometimes Oracle.


  • 2. Have you learnt any new skills, or developed your existing skills?
  • Before I started my placement I only knew the basic's. Since working at Lighthouse Systems my programming knowledge has improved greatly, and you are always learning new things.

  • 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?
  • Lighthouse like to give you a lot of responsibility straight out of training. Once you move into a team you're basically treated as a normal employee and will work on everything. They do provide you with a lot of support and whenever you get stuck their is always someone who can help.

  • 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?
  • Whenever you need help or support their is always someone who can help. When you first start at the company you are assigned a buddy and a mentor. They are there to answer any questions and give you targets and goals to achieve while on placement.

  • 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?
  • The atmosphere is quite relaxed, there's a lot of opportunities to chat to people. I have made quite a few friends at work and we hang out a lot outside of work. There's is always someone who will go for a drink with you and the work parties are really fun.

  • 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?
  • Even though COVID completely changed our experience from previous years, the placement has been really enjoyable. It's not at all what I expected, but I have made some really good friends and met a lot of interesting 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
  • The one thing I would recommend is to just be yourself. There's no need to get stressed over the application or interview

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Placement Year (10 Months+)

Computer Science

South East

August 2021

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