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  • The Role
  • The Company
  • The Culture

    The Role

  • 1. To what extent did you enjoy your work placement or internship?
  • I have thouroughly enjoyed myself on this placement. I have been challenged and learnt a huge amount of skills to put towards future career development.


  • 2. To what extent did you feel valued by your colleagues?
  • One of the main reasons for my enjoyment on this placement has been the poeple working around me. It took me a while to become professionally accepted but i soon settled in.


  • 3. To what extent were you given support and guidance by management/your supervisor(s)?
  • Everyone is more than happy to answer any questions and provide guidance.


  • 4. How busy were you on a daily basis?
  • There have been odd quiet days but that is inevitable. I have been extremely busy but it's been very enjoyable, but i dont think you can be "too busy".


  • 5. How much responsibility were you given during your placement?
  • I have been given a fair bit of responsibility. The nature of the industry doesn't allow me to have full resposibility due to the highly skilled and technical nature of some of the proccesses.


  • 6. To what extent did/will the skills you developed, and training you received, assist you in your degree studies and beyond?
  • I have developed my technical skills and knowledge of industry incredibly over the placement, i feel ready to re apply and confident in moving in to my future career.


    The Company

  • 7. What was the general atmosphere in your office?
  • Very friendly around my seating area although some parts of the office quieter than others.


  • 8. How well organised was the overall work placement or internship set up?
  • It has been organised very well, the only downside has been the amount of paperwork but that is to be expected with the security clearance need for such a company.


  • 9. In terms of personal training and development, to what extent did the company or firm invest in you?
  • I have been on a number of courses which have not only taught me a great deal and made my life easier, they also make me more employable for re application in the future.


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

    Subsidised Canteen

    Sports and Social Club

    Subsidised/Company Gym


  • 11. How appealing are future employment prospects within the organisation?
  • I hope i will be able to get in the same parts of the company next year and have been assured of references from all of the people i have worked with.


    The Culture

  • 12. Was there a good social scene amongst any fellow placement students/colleagues?
  • I have beenmade aware of a variety of social events and had a few good nights with members of the team.


  • 13. What was the cost of living and socialising in the area you worked in?
  • It is a relatively cheap area to live but due to arranged social events there has not been too much cost in that area.


  • 14. What was the Nightlife like in the area you worked?
  • Having lived in the area all my life i find the area great for socialising. Having said that i think somebody coming here from a large city may disagree.


  • 15. Were there many opportunities to get involved in activities outside of work?
  • I have been wrapped up in the job for the duration of the placement and as yet no outside opportunties have arose.


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Placement (10 Months+)

West Midlands

August 2009

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