Production Planning and Material Control Placement Student

by Knorr-Bremse Rail Systems (UK) Ltd.


  • 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.
  • Production Planning and Material Control requires daily use of SAP manufacturing management systems and using Microsoft excel to organize and interpret data and present it,


  • 2. Have you learnt any new skills, or developed your existing skills?
  • I have learned the basics of SAP manufacturing management systems, but this role has also allowed me to develop my interpersonal communication skills and increase my proficiency in Microsoft office

  • 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?
  • I was given a reasonable level of responsibility, which included meaningful tasks and being exposed to multiple business streams and other departments, it was very useful to develop my personal skills but not too much that the role felt overburdening

  • 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 very good support and guidance throughout my placement from not only my line manager and immediate team members but from employees across the business are more than willing to support with any project and provide helpful guidance through any issues that may arise

  • 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?
  • The company has a hardworking but very inclusive atmosphere with plenty of opportunities and social events to attend to develop your interpersonal relationships to gain the most out of the experience in this working environment

  • How would you rate the inclusiveness of the culture?
  • 4/5

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

  • How would you rate the diversity initiatives?
  • 4/5

  • 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 thoroughly enjoyed the placement throughout as I found the work to be initially challenging but rewarding also the inclusiveness in the team made the working environment more relaxed and enjoyable as well as challenging, the placement fully met my expectations of a hardworking environment with plenty of skills and opportunities to professionally develop

  • 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 Knorr-Bremse Rail Systems (UK) Ltd.
  • 5/5

  • 7. Would you recommend Knorr-Bremse Rail Systems (UK) Ltd. to a friend?
  • Yes

  • 8. What advice would you give to others applying to Knorr-Bremse Rail Systems (UK) Ltd.
  • When preparing for the interview be relaxed and confident, what inspired me to join Knorr Bremse was my passion for industrial rail freight and the engineering element of the mechanical and electrical systems . My advice is to properly research the business before applying to gain proper insight into the business

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Placement Year (10 Months+)


South West

March 2022

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