Rating

5/5
  • Skills
    5.0
  • Responsibilities
    5.0
  • Support & Guidance
    5.0
  • Culture
    5.0
  • Your Impressions
    5.0

    Overview

  • 1. Please give an overview of your role and what this involves on a day-to-day basis.
  • My role involved developing internal tools for Oracle as well as fixing bugs and creating features for Oracle Microservices. I used Java, JavaScript and React as well as Docker, Kubernetes and Maven . I also completed tasks using Linux. Furthermore, I had the opportunity to sit the Oracle Certified Associate (OCA) Java SE 8 Programmer exam which I passed.


    Skills

  • 2. Have you learnt any new skills, or developed your existing skills?
  • I have greatly improved my programming and problem solving skills due to programming every day along with sitting and passing the Oracle Certified Associate (OCA) Java SE 8 Programmer exam. I didn't have much experience with Linux before my placement but I am glad to day that my skills with relation to Linux have greatly improved. Moreover, I improved my communication skills due to the Oracle intern mentor programme.


  • 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

    Responsibilities

  • 3. Were you given much responsibility during your placement / internship?
  • I was given a good amount of responsibility during my placement. I really appreciated working on tools that were being used by many people each day.


  • 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?
  • I received a lot of guidance due to more experienced team members being very supportive and answering any questions I had. I also really enjoyed taking part in the mentor programme and have learned a lot from my mentor.


  • 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

    Culture

  • 5. What was the company culture and general atmosphere like?
  • The company culture was very positive and friendly. Everyone was very supportive and offered help whenever I needed it.


  • 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?
  • 5/5

    Your Impressions

  • 6. To what extent did you enjoy your placement / internship?
  • I loved my time at Oracle. I have developed so much as a programmer and developer and appreciated working on tools that are being used by many people every day. Everyone was very friendly and supportive if I had a problem. Oracle met and exceeded my expectations and I would definitely go back if I had the chance.


  • 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 Oracle
  • 5/5

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


  • 8. What advice would you give to others applying to Oracle
  • Make sure you understand the principles of Object Oriented programming. A knowledge of design patterns is also good and would help you to stand out. Have a knowledge about web and cloud development such as what JSON is etc. It's not about being able to answer every question correctly, it also about showing an interest and an enthusiasm for software development. Research Oracle and specifically the Belfast Commerce organisation and their company history.


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Details

Placement Year (10 Months+)

Computer Science

Northern Ireland

May 2022


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