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Rating

4.4/5
  • The Role
    4.6
  • The Company
    4.5
  • The Culture
    4.0

    The Role

  • 1. To what extent did you enjoy your work placement or internship?
  • I enjoyed the atmosphere in NATS, everyone is always willing to help and there is a great working ethos.

    5/5

  • 2. To what extent did you feel valued by your colleagues?
  • I always felt valued by almost all of the people I worked with.

    5/5

  • 3. To what extent were you given support and guidance by management/your supervisor(s)?
  • The support NATS provides is great and I really valued the fact that managers recognised that placement students were there to learn as well as work.

    5/5

  • 4. How busy were you on a daily basis?
  • The balance of work was jsut about right although there were some dry spots that I could have filled myself.

    4/5

  • 5. How much responsibility were you given during your placement?
  • I was routinely asked to complete work on my own with little supervision, with the work having a large bearing on the future of some projects.

    4/5

  • 6. To what extent did/will the skills you developed, and training you received, assist you in your degree studies and beyond?
  • I developed a lot of soft skills from this job as well as engineering skills. They are all very valuable to me!

    5/5

    The Company

  • 7. What was the general atmosphere in your office?
  • The atmosphere at NATS is great. Everyone is really helpful and the open plan office helps you to interact with colleagues more.

    5/5

  • 8. How well organised was the overall work placement or internship set up?
  • The organisation of the placement scheme was very good this year although there were one or two rough spots.

    5/5

  • 9. In terms of personal training and development, to what extent did the company or firm invest in you?
  • The company trained me like I was a regular employee staying on for life! I got external training courses that helped me perform my role as well as a comprehensive package of training into all aspects of the company as part of the placement scheme.

    5/5

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

    Subsidised Canteen

    Sports and Social Club

    Subsidised/Company Gym

    National Travel

    Company Parties/Events

    Above 25 days holiday

    5/5

  • 11. How appealing are future employment prospects within the organisation?
  • Future prospects for employment are quite competetive however the ratio for candidates:places is much better than the open market!

    4/5

    The Culture

  • 12. Was there a good social scene amongst any fellow placement students/colleagues?
  • There were plenty of opportunities for placement students to socialise amongst themselves.

    4/5

  • 13. What was the cost of living and socialising in the area you worked in?
  • The south coast is a fairly expensive place to live but it was no worse than some other towns/cities.

    4/5

  • 14. What was the Nightlife like in the area you worked?
  • As long as you go to Southampton or Portsmouth you will be fine.

    4/5

  • 15. Were there many opportunities to get involved in activities outside of work?
  • There were lots of opportunities for external activities, some provided by the sports and social club and some by members of the placment scheme.

    5/5

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Details

Placement Year (10 Months+)

South East

August 2012


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