Rating

4/5
  • Skills
    4.0
  • Responsibilities
    4.0
  • Support & Guidance
    4.0
  • Culture
    4.0
  • Your Impressions
    4.0

    Overview

  • 1. Please give an overview of your role and what this involves on a day-to-day basis.
  • Analysis of polyaromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) obtained from air filters and water effluents, sample originate from the Port Talbot steelworks and Scunthorpe BOC metalworks. Samples are analyzed via GC-MS to verify coke ovens are within government compliance.


    Skills

  • 2. Have you learnt any new skills, or developed your existing skills?
  • I have largely developed my professional lab skills and organization skills. I have become more adept with GC-MS processes and maintenance. I have also learned important quality control procedures such as handling and creation of QC charts.


  • 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
  • 4/5

    Responsibilities

  • 3. Were you given much responsibility during your placement / internship?
  • I was given a good amount of work responsibilities. I was also allowed to help on other projects fairly often.


  • 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 received plenty of support during the placement, I was shadowed often during the first couple of weeks to train me on the methods at TSS.


  • How would you rate the support and guidance from your line manager?
  • 4/5

  • How would you rate the support and guidance from the wider team?
  • 4/5

    Culture

  • 5. What was the company culture and general atmosphere like?
  • TTS is a relaxed environment, colleagues are friendly and willing to help one another.


  • 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 thoroughly enjoyed my placement overall.


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

  • Please rate how your experience met your expectations
  • 4/5

  • Please rate the future employment prospects at Tata Steel
  • 4/5

  • 7. Would you recommend Tata Steel to a friend?
  • Yes


  • 8. What advice would you give to others applying to Tata Steel
  • Make sure to research the job role thoroughly, I was given this role as I had mentioned and shown my lab project with a heavy involvement with GC-MS. Before applying for this placement broaden your general knowledge of steelmaking and analytical chemistry.


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Details

Placement Year (10 Months+)

Chemistry

Yorkshire and Humberside

23rd August 2021


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