Quality Undergraduate at Cummins

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Duration
Placement Year (10 Months+)
Region
Huddersfield Yorkshire and Humberside
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Salary
£14,000 - £15,999
Roles
Engineering

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8.3/10

The Role
7.8
Organisation
8.4

Socialising

9.0

The Role

Role Description

Ensuring product quality meets customer requirements and world wide standards. This meant continuous measurement and analsis (Statistical Process Control), and reactive containment actions.

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

This was a very interesting position with varied challenges every day. It got a little stressful as there are high demands on that department.

8/10

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

Got on very well with all the Quality team & other areas.

9/10

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

Management was very supportive and made a point of holding a regular review meeting to see where I was up to with my project work. Management also offered a lot of help with overcoming hurdles on the way to completing my work.

10/10

4. How busy were you on a daily basis?

This is a good position for anyone who likes a challenge. Theres a lot of work to do to balance ongoing quality measurements and reactive quality control simultaniously. On top of that, you have to do your university work too.

2/10

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

I was put in charge of several projects and given support throughout. They made use of the skills and experience I had and assigned me to projects suited to my strengths.

8/10

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

I have learned a great deal on this placement. Not just in an accademic sense, but about work in real life. About team leading, about project & time management, and about myself.

10/10

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The Organisation

7. What was the general atmosphere in your office?

A lot of fun, but could get quite intense.

8/10

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

Very well

9/10

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

I was sent on three training courses which were very helpful. This included an MS Excel intermediate course, which taught me a lot about the programme. I was able to put this to good use during my placement on several projects. There were some training courses the company could not put me on as I was only there for a year.

8/10

10. What were the perks on your work placement?

  • Subsidised Canteen
  • Sports and Social Club
  • Subsidised/Company Gym
  • National Travel
  • Company Parties/Events
9/10

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

I was advised by management that if an oppertunity arrose I would be contacted. However, due to economic depression, they could not recruit anyone currently.

8/10

Social

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

Regular events were organized and fun. Went paintballing, clubbing, partying & lots more.

10/10

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

Having previously lived in London, I found this area very cheap to live in. This had to be balanced with the undergraduate sallary though.

8/10

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

There's a lot of variaty in Huddersfield, and it's very close to Leeds, which is apparently the UK's party central.

10/10

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

Cummins is very proactive in community involvement and social activities.

8/10

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