• 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.
  • Working in the R&D department in Sutton, my tasks were based on assisting the team in updating current and creating new products while ensuring they pass certification standards. The work is Project based. Undertaking projects wherever the team needs and on completion picking up another. This can be Software or hardware and can depend on interests of the employee.


  • 2. Have you learnt any new skills, or developed your existing skills?
  • Yes, I showed an interest in software and was placed within the software team. This allowed me to learn from experienced engineers that helped me. I learnt new languages and developed current ones. I also developed my soft skills through internship training sessions and initiatives such as presenting in the team research project or the milestone event.

  • 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


  • 3. Were you given much responsibility during your placement / internship?
  • I believe I was given a lot of responsibility as an intern. But I believe this was earnt through proving myself in minor tasks during my first month. I was given real project work and felt like I was solving real problems the team had.

  • 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 guidance I received was good. I had fortnightly meetings with my manager to recap on my work and feedback.

  • 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?
  • Company culture was good. Even through covid 19 and many lockdowns I felt welcome.

  • 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?
  • 4/5

    Your Impressions

  • 6. To what extent did you enjoy your placement / internship?
  • I enjoyed my placement immensely due to the fact I was trusted to undertake important projects. Solving real company problems on industry products was extremely rewarding for me.

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

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

  • Please rate the future employment prospects at Eaton
  • 5/5

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

  • 8. What advice would you give to others applying to Eaton
  • Think about what you want to get out of the placement before you start and make sure you remind yourself throughout.

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Placement Year (10 Months+)

Electronic and Electrical Engineering

East Midlands

October 2021

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