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Rating

4.2/5
  • The Role
    4.5
  • The Company
    3.6
  • The Culture
    4.5

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.

    The Role

  • 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.

    4/5

  • 2. To what extent did you feel valued by your colleagues?
  • Gratitude was shown and hard work was recognised throughout the year.

    5/5

  • 3. To what extent were you given support and guidance by management/your supervisor(s)?
  • Very close guideance and support from within the office.

    5/5

  • 4. How busy were you on a daily basis?
  • Certainly a mix, but never short of work!

    5/5

  • 5. How much responsibility were you given during your placement?
  • Significantly more responsibility than most of my peers

    5/5

  • 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.

    5/5

    The Company

  • 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!

    4/5

  • 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.

    4/5

  • 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.

    4/5

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

    Subsidised Canteen

    Sports and Social Club

    Company Parties/Events

    4/5

  • 11. How appealing are future employment prospects within the organisation?
  • I would certainly consider a future role within the organisation.

    4/5

    The Culture

  • 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!

    5/5

  • 13. What was the cost of living and socialising in the area you worked in?
  • Derby prices are very reasonable.

    5/5

  • 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.

    4/5

  • 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.

    5/5

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Details

Placement Year (10 Months+)

Mechanical Engineering, Science/Research

3rd October 2012


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