Process Engineering Intern

by Jacobs Douwe Egberts


  • 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 focused on day-to-day problem solving, data analysis, increasing yield, performance tracking, loss prevention and continuous process improvement. As well as, implementing solutions by designing, raising funds, planning and managing resources to complete commissioning. Of course all whilst supporting the full-time process engineering team.


  • 2. Have you learnt any new skills, or developed your existing skills?
  • I learnt so many new skills and gained a tonne of practical knowledge. It really allowed me to see my chemical engineering degree in practice for the first time. I also developed my soft skills greatly, especially my communication skills.

  • 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?
  • I was given a tonne of responsibility overall. It started small but from day one and only grew from there. I was trusted and relied upon just any other member of the team. It really allowed me to push myself, earning and grabbing every new opportunity presented to me.

  • 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?
  • The team was super supportive, they are there to help you grow. Your success is their success and that culture really helps you thrive. I had weekly meetings to review what we were happy with and what we wanted to focus on; both as a student but also as a person.

  • 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?
  • My immediate team was like a little family, we helped each other at a moments notice and their support was great. It is all about learning and improving as a team. The wider team and managers were all friendly and accessible.

  • 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?
  • I loved it, I could not have asked for a better experience. I know I got so much out of it but also I could how I had been able to give back to the company in the work I did. I could see both the value of the year for myself, the team and the company. It has helped me massively going forward in my degree and job hunt.

  • 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 Jacobs Douwe Egberts
  • 4/5

  • 7. Would you recommend Jacobs Douwe Egberts to a friend?
  • Yes

  • 8. What advice would you give to others applying to Jacobs Douwe Egberts
  • The manufacturing environment is fast-paced and the people you meet are diverse both as people but also in their roles. Be prepared to adapt, be curious and focus on your soft skills. Being a member of the team and wider plant allows you to do your best work. You won't be expected to know everything but show you want to learn as much as possible.

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Placement Year (10 Months+)


West Midlands

November 2021

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