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Rating

4.4/5
  • The Role
    4.5
  • The Company
    4.6
  • The Culture
    4.0

    The Role

  • 1. To what extent did you enjoy your work placement or internship?
  • Amazing opportunities and an incredibly friendly company.

    5/5

  • 2. To what extent did you feel valued by your colleagues?
  • All colleagues were very supportive and looked out for me during my time.

    5/5

  • 3. To what extent were you given support and guidance by management/your supervisor(s)?
  • Managers looked out for me, made sure I was happy and that I was enjoying the work I was given.

    5/5

  • 4. How busy were you on a daily basis?
  • Sometimes work level dropped to almost nothing for a couple of days but always picked up quickly. Other times there was a constant rush of getting work done to project deadlines.

    4/5

  • 5. How much responsibility were you given during your placement?
  • During part of my placement I was made the Technical Lead on a small project with me being able to make the decisions or push through ideas as well as writing code that went onto an operational system.

    5/5

  • 6. To what extent did/will the skills you developed, and training you received, assist you in your degree studies and beyond?
  • It gave me a brilliant introduction to working in the industry environment as well as boosting my technical knowledge substantially.

    5/5

    The Company

  • 7. What was the general atmosphere in your office?
  • Really good team spirits within project teams, really warm, community environment with the constant feel that you were valued.

    4/5

  • 8. How well organised was the overall work placement or internship set up?
  • Very well run scheme, was flexible and happy to take feedback and make changes for subsequent years, we were given the opportunity to help improve the scheme further.

    5/5

  • 9. In terms of personal training and development, to what extent did the company or firm invest in you?
  • The company provided a large set of training courses for us as well as providing very detailed feedback in mid-year and end of year reviews.

    5/5

  • 10. What were the perks on your work placement?
  • Flexi Time

    Subsidised Canteen

    Sports and Social Club

    Subsidised/Company Gym

    National Travel

    International Travel

    Company Parties/Events

    Above 25 days holiday

    Working from home

    5/5

  • 11. How appealing are future employment prospects within the organisation?
  • Not a company that I will want to be working at in the future but only because it's not the area I want to be working in. If you can get a job with NATS I can guarantee you'll enjoy it greatly and have a solid career.

    4/5

    The Culture

  • 12. Was there a good social scene amongst any fellow placement students/colleagues?
  • Very good community within the placement students, group is the perfect size to allow a really strong social side to develop.

    5/5

  • 13. What was the cost of living and socialising in the area you worked in?
  • Living and travel costs are quite pricey in the area, however other costs aren't bad.

    4/5

  • 14. What was the Nightlife like in the area you worked?
  • Both Portsmout & Southampton are nearby and have a really good nightlife.

    4/5

  • 15. Were there many opportunities to get involved in activities outside of work?
  • Local area is quite quiet but company does have some clubs within it.

    3/5

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Details

Placement Year (10 Months+)

South East

June 2012


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