R&D Intern - Energy Modelling

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.
  • Project work for new technology development to reduce energy. Day to day: meetings, design work, research, presentations, planning and logistics. Managing project from start to completion


  • 2. Have you learnt any new skills, or developed your existing skills?
  • project management, leadership, communication, design, independence, team work

  • 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, I lead a design project for a new installation in the pilot plant. I was able to research, design, install and commission the unit

  • 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?
  • A fair amount. At the start it was slightly lacking, but this was due to a restructure of the company and having remote management, and the team remaining in Banbury were very welcoming and helpful as far as possible. After the first few months, the restructure was complete and the support was excellent, including weekly calls, project updates and manager meetings

  • 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?
  • Excellent atmosphere. lots of office and wider events to ensure everyone is involved.

  • 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?
  • 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 really enjoyed the placement. It was the perfect placement for a chemical engineering student with an interest in food and production engineering. I learned valuable skills for the industry and got to be involved with unique experiences including running the pilot plant, tastings and travel

  • 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
  • My exact role is not currently being continued, but the experience i gained from the company was excellent. Be prepared to learn everything about coffee, get involved with as much as possible, jump in from the very start and be open and accepting of advice from others

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Placement Year (10 Months+)

Chemical Engineering, Design, Energy, Engineering, Logistics and Operations, Product Design/Industrial Design, Science/Research

South East

June 2022

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