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The Role

Role Description

• Gained first-hand experience in strategy work by leading an operational excellence project to improve the manufacturing process of a tool by employing Lean Six Sigma techniques in order to reduce costs by 50%
• Gained experience in using iGrafx software for generating value stream maps (VSM) for capturing the manufacturing process for the tool including cycle time, lead-time, operator availability and takt time for implementing the future state process
• Exercised exceptional attention to detail by monitoring the work of the technicians to produce standard work documents to carry out test procedures effectively and accurately
• Developed my problem solving and analytical skills by conducting failure analysis on faulty tools in order to identify the root-cause and eliminating the failures

  1. To what extent did you enjoy your work placement or internship?
  2. I have done three placements in total and the placement at Schlumberger was the best experience.


  3. To what extent did you feel valued by your colleagues?
  4. I was truly valued as I was not considered as an intern but an engineer.


  5. To what extent were you given support and guidance by management/your supervisor(s)?
  6. My manager and team was very supportive to me.


  7. How busy were you on a daily basis?
  8. I always had something to do.


  9. How much responsibility were you given during your placement?
  10. I was given a fair amount of responsibility.


  11. To what extent did/will the skills you developed, and training you received, assist you in your degree studies and beyond?
  12. I gained a Lean Six Sigma Yellow Belt award which has been very useful not only for my CV but for personal development.


  13. What was the general atmosphere in your office?
  14. The atmosphere was very live and friendly


  15. How well organised was the overall work placement or internship set up?
  16. Very. I was given objectives during my first week at work.


  17. In terms of personal training and development, to what extent did the company or firm invest in you?
  18. Gained LSS yellow belt. Lots of online training which benfitted me.


  19. What were the perks on your work placement?
  20. Flexi Time

    Subsidised Canteen

    Sports and Social Club

    Company Parties/Events


  21. How appealing are future employment prospects within the organisation?
  22. I would love to go back and work for Schlumberger as it is a very good firm.


  23. Was there a good social scene amongst any fellow placement students/colleagues?
  24. very good


  25. What was the cost of living and socialising in the area you worked in?
  26. fair


  27. What was the Nightlife like in the area you worked?
  28. poor


  29. Were there many opportunities to get involved in activities outside of work?
  30. yes


  31. In addition to these questions, is there any extra information you would like to leave about your experiences on your work placement that other students may be interested in?

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Internship (1-4 Months)


South West

31st October 2012

£16,000 - £17,999

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