Student Chemist in Applied Sciences at Lubrizol

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

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7.7/10

The Role
9.0
Organisation
7.0

Socialising

6.8

The Role

Role Description

Some routine work but mainly a research based placement working on improving engine oil additives.
Also with problem solving, meeting, presentations, a fair amount of computer work.

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

I had an amazing experience working at Lubrizol and will look back fondly on my time there.

10/10

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

My opinion was always valued, my supervisor and technology managers would always listen if I had any ideas, thoughts or comments in meetings. My ideas were always considered and many were implemented.

9/10

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

My supervisor made a huge effort to develop my skills throughout the placement.

9/10

4. How busy were you on a daily basis?

As with all jobs there are some quiet periods. The majority of the time I was very busy and balancing lots of projects. This was great for developing my organisation skills and in handling deadlines of competing projects.

7/10

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

After the first few months of learning the job I was given plenty of responsibility but help was always there if I needed advice.

9/10

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

A Year in Industry placement will provide you with a huge range of transferable skills which can be used in any job in any sector.

10/10

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The Organisation

7. What was the general atmosphere in your office?

My office was brilliant. Everybody got on really well and there was a great balance between work and chat.

10/10

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

Pretty well organised.

8/10

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

Health and safety training, Poster presentation and some other training courses were available

5/10

10. What were the perks on your work placement?

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

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

5/10

Social

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

There was plenty of opportunity to go out together and have nights out in Derby.

8/10

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

6/10

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

Derby is not the best night out but it has everything you need.

5/10

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

There were plenty of events such as bowling, clay pigeon shooting, go karting and walking trips to scotland.

8/10

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