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Rating

4.1/5
  • The Role
    4.2
  • The Company
    4.2
  • The Culture
    3.9

    The Role

  • 1. To what extent did you enjoy your work placement or internship?
  • It was an enjoyable experience, and I chose to do a longer than minimum internship.

    4/5

  • 2. To what extent did you feel valued by your colleagues?
  • My opinion was treated like I was a regular employee, and people were extremely friendly, with out of work trips etc. to get to know people.

    5/5

  • 3. To what extent were you given support and guidance by management/your supervisor(s)?
  • My supervisor was an extremely good engineer, conducted regular meetings to see how I was getting on, and was normally available if I needed to ask something.

    5/5

  • 4. How busy were you on a daily basis?
  • I rarely ran out of work.

    4/5

  • 5. How much responsibility were you given during your placement?
  • I was trusted to write code which appeared in production.

    5/5

  • 6. To what extent did/will the skills you developed, and training you received, assist you in your degree studies and beyond?
  • I learnt a great deal about new programming methodologies, which help my external projects, and will be handy in my future career.

    4/5

    The Company

  • 7. What was the general atmosphere in your office?
  • It was a nice office, and I enjoyed seeing my co-workers.

    4/5

  • 8. How well organised was the overall work placement or internship set up?
  • Everything was very well prepared for my arrival.

    5/5

  • 9. In terms of personal training and development, to what extent did the company or firm invest in you?
  • My manager was mostly in charge with this, and invested a lot of time and effort in me.

    4/5

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

    Subsidised Canteen

    Sports and Social Club

    Subsidised/Company Gym

    Company Parties/Events

    Staff Sales/Staff Shop

    5/5

  • 11. How appealing are future employment prospects within the organisation?
  • Would be content to work for them in the future.

    4/5

    The Culture

  • 12. Was there a good social scene amongst any fellow placement students/colleagues?
  • I spent plenty of time with other interns, and we were offered money to go out and meet each other. We did that, but then didn't bother to redeem the money!

    4/5

  • 13. What was the cost of living and socialising in the area you worked in?
  • Got accommodation at College, which is good value. Cambridge is generally fine.

    4/5

  • 14. What was the Nightlife like in the area you worked?
  • I don't really go out clubbing. People seemed fine with it. Plenty of pubs!

    4/5

  • 15. Were there many opportunities to get involved in activities outside of work?
  • There were video games sessions, a choir and company trips out.

    4/5

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Details

Internship (1-4 Months)

East of England

15th November 2012


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