• 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.
  • Software Engineer roles ranged from the full development process. From planning, implementation / development, testing and certification. This changed depending on the progress of the project you are assigned to. My placement consisted mostly of unit development and testing / certification


  • 2. Have you learnt any new skills, or developed your existing skills?
  • Massively improved on my general software development, especially in "C". As well as other general skills like Version Control and testing

  • 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?
  • Yes. By nature of Aviation development, Engineers must take ownership of their software and documents.

  • 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?
  • Supports was provided by both my project technical leaders, as-well as my Line Manager. This provided amazing support in both technical fields, and personal development

  • 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?
  • Friendly and welcoming but also challenging

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

  • 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?
  • Thoroughly enjoyed the year. Currently in the process of applying for a Graduate position

  • 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 GE Aviation
  • 5/5

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

  • 8. What advice would you give to others applying to GE Aviation
  • Confidence and the right attitude trumps pure technical ability. Knowledge can be taught, a good working mentality can't.

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Placement Year (10 Months+)

Computer and Systems Engineering

West Midlands

August 2021

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