Placement - Software Engineer Review

by ProspectSoft Ltd

Best Student Employer


  • 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.
  • I start my mornings by joining the stand-up with other developers. After the meeting, I pick up or resume a task from the sprint. This may involve working with a range of technologies such as Azure, C#, Vue.js, TypeScript, and more. In between working on tasks in the sprint, I test other tasks that my fellow developers have completed.


  • 2. Have you learnt any new skills, or developed your existing skills?
  • While working at ProspectSoft, I’ve learned how to use OData, Azure, Azure DevOps (Pipelines), and various accounting systems. I’ve also developed my overall programming skills and learned how to work in a large code base. Additionally, I’ve gained various interpersonal skills as a result of communicating and working with various people around the company.

  • 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?
  • 4/5

  • 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, when picking an item from the sprint during development, I was entirely responsible for the item during its development lifecycle. If I required additional information or help, I was personally responsible for seeking it out. Overall, I wasn't restricted in the tasks I could pick up even if the feature was pivotal to the next software release.

  • 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?
  • ProspectSoft provided a huge amount of support during my placement. I was given a mentor throughout my time at the company to whom I could ask any technical questions or queries I had. Moreover, I had a weekly one-to-one where I could ask questions and was given constructive feedback that I could implement moving forwards.

  • 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?
  • Everyone was open and friendly, I could ask anyone anything. When initially starting at the company, we had a barbeque so that all the placement could get to know the wider company.

  • 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 have enjoyed every moment and have met so many new and interesting people that have made it a pleasure to come to work every day.

  • 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 ProspectSoft Ltd
  • 5/5

  • 7. Would you recommend ProspectSoft Ltd to a friend?
  • Yes

  • 8. What advice would you give to others applying to ProspectSoft Ltd
  • Move to Oxford to be near the offices, it's a great area!

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Placement (10 Months+)

Software Engineering

South East

June 2023

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