Rating

8.0/10

182 reviews

  • The Role
    8.3
  • Organisation
    9.2
  • Socialising
    6.0

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.

    9/10

  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.

    10/10

  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.

    7/10

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

    7/10

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

    9/10

  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.

    8/10

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

    10/10

  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.

    9/10

  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.

    10/10

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

    Subsidised Canteen

    Sports and Social Club

    Company Parties/Events

    8/10

  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.

    9/10

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

    9/10

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

    5/10

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

    2/10

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

    8/10

  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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Details

Internship (1-4 Months)

Manufacturing

South West

31st October 2012

£16,000 - £17,999


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