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  • The Role
  • The Company
  • The Culture

Role Description

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

    The Role

  • 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.


  • 2. To what extent did you feel valued by your colleagues?
  • All the staff were very friendly, helpful and made me feel valued.


  • 3. To what extent were you given support and guidance by management/your supervisor(s)?
  • As much support as I required was given.


  • 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. How much responsibility were you given during your placement?
  • As much as I wanted/ could manage.


  • 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.


    The Company

  • 7. What was the general atmosphere in your office?
  • Friendly and lively.


  • 8. How well organised was the overall work placement or internship set up?
  • 4/5

  • 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.


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

    Subsidised Canteen

    Subsidised/Company Gym

    Company Parties/Events

    Above 25 days holiday


  • 11. How appealing are future employment prospects within the organisation?
  • I am interested in a different line of employment.


    The Culture

  • 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.


  • 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.


  • 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.


  • 15. Were there many opportunities to get involved in activities outside of work?
  • Colleagues were always keen to socialise.


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Placement Year (10 Months+)


22nd September 2012

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