Intern Operations at Eaton

Placement Year (10 Months+)
doncaster Yorkshire and Humberside
Review Date
£14,000 - £15,999
Logistics and Operations Manufacturing Mechanical Engineering


The Role



The Role

Role Description

To run and participate in the continuous improvement and cost productivity projects and initiatives at Cooper Industries

1. To what extent did you enjoy your work placement or internship?

I really enjoyed my placement, it gave me more than I could have ever expected from a placement!


2. To what extent did you feel valued by your colleagues?

Everyone at Cooper Industries regards interns as the leaders of the future and so you are highly valued.


3. To what extent were you given support and guidance by management/your supervisor(s)?

I had weekly meetings to help with issues and difficulties. I had monthly reviews with divisional HR to provide feedback both ways. I have learnt so much from my colleagues.


4. How busy were you on a daily basis?

I was given a heavy workload, but the support and guidance to complete it. I wouldn't have changed it.


5. How much responsibility were you given during your placement?

I was running a project tacked with bringing in a £50,000 saving. This was my project and I was given what ever resources I needed to deliver.


6. To what extent did/will the skills you developed, and training you received, assist you in your degree studies and beyond?

I have learnt an incredible amount, I will definitely be seeing a big improvement in my grades after what I have learnt here.


The Organisation

7. What was the general atmosphere in your office?

The whole office wasn't afraid of a joke and there were a good few nights out organised.


8. How well organised was the overall work placement or internship set up?

I couldn't fault the setup, I was given all the support I needed, the organisation and progression was perfect.


9. In terms of personal training and development, to what extent did the company or firm invest in you?

I was given the opportunity to go to Germany to answer a customer concern. This was organised to give me the opportunity to learn about the quality process within the business.


10. What were the perks on your work placement?

  • Flexi Time
  • Company Car
  • National Travel
  • International Travel

11. How appealing are future employment prospects within the organisation?

I have been offered a placement on the grad program and a bursary to go back to Uni with.



12. Was there a good social scene amongst any fellow placement students/colleagues?

Plenty of nights out organised especially after training days.


13. What was the cost of living and socialising in the area you worked in?

I have been working in the north of england and the pay packet went a very long way.


14. What was the Nightlife like in the area you worked?

Good nightlife, not quite to my taste, but throughly enjoyable.


15. Were there many opportunities to get involved in activities outside of work?

Five a side football tornaments organised, and golf with colleagues.