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Rating

4.1/5
  • The Role
    4.2
  • The Company
    4.1
  • The Culture
    4.1

    The Role

  • 1. To what extent did you enjoy your work placement or internship?
  • The work it's self interesting, especially for someone with an interest in aviation. There are lots opportunities to see some impressive and interesting things.

    4/5

  • 2. To what extent did you feel valued by your colleagues?
  • Most people did not recognise me as a placement student. When making decisions and discussing important issues everyone was treated equally.

    5/5

  • 3. To what extent were you given support and guidance by management/your supervisor(s)?
  • Very strong support system. A number of support systems were in place to ensure I felt comfortable.

    5/5

  • 4. How busy were you on a daily basis?
  • As with most work places the amount of work at any one time was quite variable but generally there was a good balance.

    4/5

  • 5. How much responsibility were you given during your placement?
  • Only gave a 7 because I think too much responsibility can actually be a bad thing. But overall the responsibility given to me reflected my ability.

    4/5

  • 6. To what extent did/will the skills you developed, and training you received, assist you in your degree studies and beyond?
  • The improvement of my soft skills was huge and they are skills which are very useful to me in all aspects of life. I was given technical training were required to perform my role.

    5/5

    The Company

  • 7. What was the general atmosphere in your office?
  • Highly dependent on the department but overall good. There was a good community spirit with the other placement students and graduates.

    4/5

  • 8. How well organised was the overall work placement or internship set up?
  • Never had any major troubles and always given direction on what I should be doing.

    5/5

  • 9. In terms of personal training and development, to what extent did the company or firm invest in you?
  • The company has very good training department and we were able to make full use of this.

    4/5

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

    Subsidised Canteen

    Sports and Social Club

    Subsidised/Company Gym

    Company Parties/Events

    Above 25 days holiday

    Working from home

    4/5

  • 11. How appealing are future employment prospects within the organisation?
  • The company sits in an expanding industry so I think they're willing to take on engineers that meet their requirements.

    5/5

    The Culture

  • 12. Was there a good social scene amongst any fellow placement students/colleagues?
  • I had fantastic time with my fellow placement students and the graduates.

    5/5

  • 13. What was the cost of living and socialising in the area you worked in?
  • Southampton and Portsmouth are both student cities and you can find cheap places to go if you look hard enough.

    4/5

  • 14. What was the Nightlife like in the area you worked?
  • Big range of clubs and bars in Southampton. Something for everyone.

    5/5

  • 15. Were there many opportunities to get involved in activities outside of work?
  • The sports and social club had few opportunities but generally I socialised with the other placement students and graduates.

    4/5

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Details

Placement Year (10 Months+)

Engineering

South East

October 2012


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