Mechanical Engineer at Lubrizol

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Duration
Placement Year (10 Months+)
Region
Derby East Midlands
Review Date
Salary
£14,000 - £15,999
Roles
Engineering Manufacturing Mechanical Engineering

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8.1/10

The Role
9.2
Organisation
7.4

Socialising

7.2

The Role

Role Description

Ensure all tests are running smoothly.
Liase with any technicians working on your allocated projects.
Spend time producing designs/drawing for current project.
Sourcing material/componants as required.
Overseeing any current project work.

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

This year has been incredibly eye opening and I have enjoyed all challenges presented to me. The job is a perfect mix of all aspects of mechanical engineering in industry.

9/10

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

Greeted warmly and valued highly from the beginning. Everyones confidence develops in you the more you work with them giving you greater and greater responsibility.

10/10

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

Always open and willing to answer questions. No one is expected to be an expert when they arrive and seeking this knowledge is all part of the learning curve.

9/10

4. How busy were you on a daily basis?

It was a very busy year within the department. This meant that I was able to experience a broader range of the industry while being kept comfortably busy.

8/10

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

I had varied roles within projects, from lead design engineer to overseeing the build once the design was complete. This meant I could be responsible for projects worth tens of thousands of pounds.

9/10

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

Not only will I now be able to put my academic studies in context but I have developed other skills which will help me day to day, from communication to organisation, this year has made me a more independant, motivated person.

10/10

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The Organisation

7. What was the general atmosphere in your office?

The atmosphere was great, it encouraged employee interaction and fun whilst ensuring that work was also being done.

8/10

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

The placement was very well set up. From start to finish I had no problems with anything placement orientated.

9/10

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

Training courses are not aqutomatically provided to students. They provide some industry standard health and safety training but other courses must be requested by the individual and approved.

7/10

10. What were the perks on your work placement?

  • Flexi Time
  • Subsidised Canteen
  • Sports and Social Club
  • Financial Bonus
  • Company Parties/Events
7/10

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

Lubrizol dont offer jobs based on a placement year. The year does however give you a head start on other candidates were you to apply for a job in the future, so long as you gave an impressive account of yourself throughout your year.

6/10

Social

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

Those who lived close to the office were very active socially. As a loughborough student, i lived in loughborough and commuted but there were still opertunities to go out and have a good time.

8/10

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

I can only comment on the socialising as I didnt live locally. The social aspect in terms of cost was average, the kind of prices you would expect to see in the place the size of Derby.

6/10

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

Reasonable but as I have already said, due to my not living locally, I only went out in Derby two or three times.

7/10

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

Events were run regularly, from badminton or volleyball once a week to go karting, paintball and clay pigeon shooting oncfe or twice a year, there are always activities to do.

8/10

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