Application Support Analyst at Network Rail

Duration
Placement Year (10 Months+)
Region
Manchester Yorkshire and Humberside
Review Date
Salary
£14,000 - £15,999
Roles
Business Analytics

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8.5/10

The Role
7.8
Organisation
8.6

Socialising

9.5

The Role

Role Description

Working within the Information Department of Network Rail, providing support across a wide range of cross functional applications used to maintain the infastructure of the railway.

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

Very good company to work for, interesting roles and foccuessed on development.

9/10

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

I was quickly accepted into my team and found my colleagues very friendly and easy to work with in apart of a team.

9/10

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

Support and guidence was provided at a high level. this included monthly check in meetings to discuss progress and objectives.

9/10

4. How busy were you on a daily basis?

The work load was quite heavy and repetitive at times, but over all it was interesting and varied.

7/10

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

the amount of responsibility given was totally dependant on the important of the role.

5/10

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

The skills I learnt are very useful as a business studies student, I have a much better understanding of how the theory applied to practice.

8/10

The Organisation

7. What was the general atmosphere in your office?

The office was a fun and friendly place to be in.

7/10

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

The placement was well organised considering it was the first year of a new programme.

7/10

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

The placement was focussed on development, training and away days were provided.

10/10

10. What were the perks on your work placement?

  • Subsidised Canteen
  • National Travel
  • Financial Bonus
  • Above 25 days holiday
9/10

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

I have been offered a conditional place on the IM graduate programme.

10/10

Social

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

I have made some great friends!

10/10

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

Much better than student loans!

8/10

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

10/10

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

I was involved in a number of after work oppotunitys - five a side football - snooker tornaments - sports days.

10/10