Assistant Developer 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.
  • We worked in three week sprints, with two weeks for development and one week for QA testing. Our sprints would be full of tasks where we could choose what to work on, and so usually I would run lots of our software locally to debug and add features to it. We also had sprint refinements and retrospectives over the course of the sprint, for future tasks and also for general reflectiveness.


  • 2. Have you learnt any new skills, or developed your existing skills?
  • I've learnt a lot about Typescript as well as C#. I've become a lot more accustomed to complex SQL procedures, and I've gained a lot of knowledge about Azure and how all the Azure services work, which will help me in the future. In addition, I also got to use lots of debugging tools during my work which will undoubtedly aid me in the future.

  • 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 took on large tasks on my own, supported by own developers but otherwise leading the development myself. I also oversaw the recruitment of future placements, which was almost completely in my hands! I was also entrusted that the functional / QA testing was sufficient and was not cutting any corners.

  • 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 was assigned to a mentor I could ask many questions (and I did), but I also felt very comfortable asking general, even basic questions in the larger developer chat, and I never felt like I was patronized or should feel bad for asking a basic question. Each refinement session we also spoke through every task in detail in case anybody wasn't sure at the time what the task may entail.

  • 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 culture was very lovely! The team is quite small so it was easy and quick to get to know everybody, and I quite liked every developer I worked with, as well as staff members from other departments. It sounds cliché but it did feel like a family, often joking around during meetings and being quite relaxed provided deadlines were hit.

  • 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?
  • 4/5

    Your Impressions

  • 6. To what extent did you enjoy your placement / internship?
  • I've had a lot of fun during my placement. I've enjoyed being a developer, and furthermore I've enjoyed being a developer in a real environment, actually contributing to the codebase. I've gained a lot of knowledge that I think will make me stand out from other applicants for other companies in the future, and am very happy overall I chose to carry out a placement here.

  • 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
  • Don't be afraid to put your personal interests on your CV - it makes you stand out as a person rather than just a worker. Also, don't be intimidated by the interview / application process - everyone is lovely and wants to make you feel as comfortable as possible, so just relax and don't fret too much about being as formal as possible (although I'm not saying you should be too informal)!

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Placement (10 Months+)

Software Engineering, Front-end Development

South East

June 2023

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