Maintenance at Unilever

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Duration
Placement Year (10 Months+)
Region
Leeds Yorkshire and Humberside
Review Date
Salary
£14,000 - £15,999
Roles
Engineering

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8.0/10

The Role
9.2
Organisation
7.6

Socialising

6.8

The Role

Role Description

My task was to work on and improve the engineer maintenance schedules for the packing lines.

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

Given responsibility for my own project, I was never bored and I worked with a great group of people.

10/10

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

Found them really supportive and we got along really well.

10/10

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

Just enough guidance given, but not 'spoon-fed'.

10/10

4. How busy were you on a daily basis?

It was left up to me how much or little to do.

7/10

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

I was given my own project to complete and handover.

10/10

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

I will be prepared to work in a professional role, I have learned engineering principles and leadership skills.

8/10

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The Organisation

7. What was the general atmosphere in your office?

8/10

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

10/10

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

I will definitely be applying for the graduate scheme, as well as locally at Leeds if there are any opportunities there. We were given a presentation and Q & A opportunity with the leader of the graduate recruitment scheme, plus I have got to know the Leeds site as a whole from working there.

7/10

10. What were the perks on your work placement?

  • Flexi Time
  • Subsidised Canteen
  • Staff Sales/Staff Shop
7/10

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

I will apply for the Graduate scheme plus any opportunities locally in Leeds. I will have some good references from there.

6/10

Social

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

Ate lunch together and went out when the placement ended.

6/10

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

Average.

5/10

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

I have lived there for three years now - so pretty much settled there!

10/10

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

Football for the boys and we did a charity walk.

6/10

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