Software Intern at Redgate

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Duration
Internship (1-4 Months)
Region
Cambridge East of England
Review Date
Salary
£18,000 - £19,999
Roles
Computer Science Information Technology

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9.1/10

The Role
9.5
Organisation
9.4

Socialising

8.2

The Role

Role Description

Working in small teams we create ingenious simple software, mostly in C# or Java.

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

I had a fantastic time, a truly amazing company to be a part of.

10/10

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

A great atmosphere where even the smallest of achievements get recognised.

10/10

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

Couldn't have been better, as someone who came into the role rather inexperienced it was good to have a manager that could help me develop my skills at a comfortable pace.

10/10

4. How busy were you on a daily basis?

A good work-fun balance, nobody pushing you too hard but there's always something to be getting on with.

9/10

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

Given how inexperienced I was when I started it was refreshing to be given responsibility over a new product, providing input towards its design whilst developing it.

9/10

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

The skills I developed on this placement will prove invaluable in my future career.

9/10

The Organisation

7. What was the general atmosphere in your office?

Nerf gun battles, table football, table tennis. Need I say more?

9/10

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

My manager did a fantastic job of introducing me to the company and setting me up for the placement.

10/10

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

The company invested a great deal of man hours in guiding me and getting my skills up to scratch for the placement.

9/10

10. What were the perks on your work placement?

  • Flexi Time
  • Subsidised Canteen
  • Sports and Social Club
  • Company Parties/Events
  • Above 25 days holiday
9/10

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

The internship was extended by 50% and I was offered a job at the end of it (with a few gifts to boot).

10/10

Social

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

Everyone got on really well with each other, weekly after-work drinks and cinema trips.

9/10

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

Cambridge is not the cheapest place to live or socialise, but the earning potential of the area reflects this adequately.

7/10

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

8/10

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

9/10