Scientist at GSK

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Duration
Placement Year (10 Months+)
Region
Hertfordshire South East
Review Date
Salary
£14,000 - £15,999
Roles
Science/Research

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6.3/10

The Role
6.7
Organisation
7.4

Socialising

4.2

The Role

Role Description

Work on ongoing projects as well as working on individual project for university, mainly lab based work.

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

Due to the current climate there were many redundancies ongoing which affected the mood of employees and the resulted in a lower workload for students. However, the skills learnt throughout the year have helped immensley in ongoing university studies.

6/10

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

Colleagues placed a lot of trust in me and i was able to conduct a lot of work independantly.

6/10

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

The people i worked with were very directive, not specifically managment but members of my team.

6/10

4. How busy were you on a daily basis?

During some weeks when studies were ongoing i was very busy but for the majority of the time i had a lot of time to do what i needed to in the day.

4/10

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

I was given quite a lot of responsibility but only given the training and previous supervision to check i was competent.

8/10

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

I feel like the skills i have learnt are invaluable, particuarly in gaining confidence in presenting and working independantly.

10/10

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The Organisation

7. What was the general atmosphere in your office?

Everybody was very friendly

8/10

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

Training was very organised and all in place before we arrived

8/10

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

We were given a lot of opportunity to move between sites and see anything we thought would benefit our learning.

8/10

10. What were the perks on your work placement?

  • Sports and Social Club
  • Staff Sales/Staff Shop
5/10

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

We recieved an appraisal at the end of out placement year

8/10

Social

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

Students mixed well and depending on team, colleagues and students also mixed

5/10

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

£400 per month, bills not included

3/10

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

It was a very quiet town

4/10

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

In terms of sports there were many oppurtunities but social events had to be organised individually

5/10

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