Mechanical Engineer at Lubrizol

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Duration
Placement Year (10 Months+)
Region
Derby East Midlands
Review Date
Salary
£14,000 - £15,999
Roles
Mechanical Engineering Science/Research

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8.4/10

The Role
9.0
Organisation
7.2

Socialising

9.0

The Role

Role Description

Mechanical Engineer within Mechanical Testing department.
Main role is to design and support engine; hydraulic and transmission test cells.
Many long term projects can include; conceptual designs for bespoke tribological test rigs, full design and commisioning of test rigs and lab equipment.

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

Deffinatly glad I spent my year at Lubrizol, met some great people and learnt a lot.

8/10

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

Gratitude was shown and hard work was recognised throughout the year.

9/10

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

Very close guideance and support from within the office.

9/10

4. How busy were you on a daily basis?

Certainly a mix, but never short of work!

9/10

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

Significantly more responsibility than most of my peers

9/10

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

All the soft skills and knowledge gained throughout the year helped me to achieve a higher classification of degree after returning to university.

10/10

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The Organisation

7. What was the general atmosphere in your office?

Pressure can be felt from time to time but the other engineers were good to work with. Certainly fun at times!

7/10

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

No clearly defined structure of work for the year but incorporation into the business was excellent.

7/10

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

Gained a number of technical and site safety skills from in house. No external training was provided however.

8/10

10. What were the perks on your work placement?

  • Flexi Time
  • Subsidised Canteen
  • Sports and Social Club
  • Company Parties/Events
7/10

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

I would certainly consider a future role within the organisation.

7/10

Social

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

There were 17 placement students in my year, almost all of whom became friends and regularly went out for drinks and socialised!

10/10

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

Derby prices are very reasonable.

9/10

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

The city isn't a massive one, but is underrated by many. With a good group of mates a very good night can be had. Closer to site is very rural, so its worth living in Derby, or close by.

8/10

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

There is a very good sports and social club who run activities throughout the year. A lot of which I would have never got involved in otherwise.

9/10

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