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  • The Role
  • The Company
  • The Culture

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.

    The Role

  • 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.


  • 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.


  • 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.


  • 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.


  • 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.


  • 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.


    The Company

  • 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.


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


  • 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


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

    Subsidised Canteen

    Sports and Social Club

    Financial Bonus

    Company Parties/Events


  • 11. How appealing are future employment prospects within the organisation?
  • 3/5

    The Culture

  • 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.


  • 13. What was the cost of living and socialising in the area you worked in?
  • 3/5

  • 14. What was the Nightlife like in the area you worked?
  • Derby is not the best night out but it has everything you need.


  • 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.


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Placement Year (10 Months+)


26th October 2012

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