Placement Student at Lubrizol

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Duration
Placement Year (10 Months+)
Region
Blackley, Manchester North West
Review Date
Salary
£14,000 - £15,999
Roles
Science/Research

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6.7/10

The Role
6.8
Organisation
6.0

Socialising

7.2

The Role

Role Description

Research Chemist
Lab work
Office work
Research, analysis.
IT based work.
Meetings.

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

I enjoyed my placement as it provided experience and was a change from simply studying at university for 4 years straight.

6/10

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

All the staff were very friendly, helpful and made me feel valued.

8/10

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

As much support as I required was given.

9/10

4. How busy were you on a daily basis?

Some days would be busier than others but some days there would be less to do if I was waiting on reactions to finish and if all other tasks had been completed there would be little left for me to do.

5/10

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

As much as I wanted/ could manage.

6/10

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

I'm sure I've developed many skills that will be applicable to whatever degree/ career path I pursue.

7/10

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The Organisation

7. What was the general atmosphere in your office?

Friendly and lively.

6/10

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

8/10

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

Only H and S courses were undertaken.

4/10

10. What were the perks on your work placement?

  • Flexi Time
  • Subsidised Canteen
  • Subsidised/Company Gym
  • Company Parties/Events
  • Above 25 days holiday
7/10

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

I am interested in a different line of employment.

5/10

Social

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

There was one other placement student within Lubrizol and several within other companies within the Hexagon Tower. All were friendly, sociable and approachable.

8/10

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

Reasonable- Manchester city centre has a wide variety of locations to suit any budget.

5/10

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

Very varied night life to suit everybody. Good transport around the city to reach destinations.

9/10

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

Colleagues were always keen to socialise.

7/10

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