• 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.
  • I worked closely with my manager to benchmark some technologies. This meant my work cycle followed research/ Learning on the topic; Editing/ writing code; testing/ collecting data; Doing a write-up. So my day-to-day task would be based on what stage of the cycle I was on.


  • 2. Have you learnt any new skills, or developed your existing skills?
  • I learned about some low-leveled systems I was previously unaware of. I also improved my understanding of how c is used at a low level.

  • 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?
  • 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 as after I completed my coding task I have to perform some measurements and then write up about the experiment and what the results were. This will then be used as a comparison when the new versions of the technology come out in the future

  • 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?
  • My manager was very friendly and responsive when it came to questions. My task was broken down into steps that I would reconvene with my manager who would help me decide what to do next. I also received some help from other members of my team when my manager was unavailable.

  • 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?
  • It is open, inclusive, and driven. Everyone is friendly and helpful.

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

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

  • 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?
  • It was a very nice experience and I very much enjoyed it. There were plenty of opportunities to meet online with different interns across the globe and socialise with them

  • 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 TikTok
  • 5/5

  • 7. Would you recommend TikTok to a friend?
  • Yes

  • 8. What advice would you give to others applying to TikTok
  • Ensure you review relevant topics to your role when having technical interviews. Also, don't be scared to ask questions during the interview process.

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Internship (1-4 Months)

Computer and Systems Engineering

Central London and City

September 2021

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