Research chemist - student placement at Lubrizol

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Duration
Placement Year (10 Months+)
Region
Manchester North West
Review Date
Salary
£14,000 - £15,999
Roles
Science/Research

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8.2/10

The Role
8.8
Organisation
8.0

Socialising

7.5

The Role

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

I really enjoyed working here

9/10

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

I was treated as one of the group and made to feel welcome

9/10

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

My supervisor and overall team leader were both very supportive, as was everyone I worked with

10/10

4. How busy were you on a daily basis?

I was reasonably busy, but still had time to complete my university work.

8/10

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

I was given tasks but allowed to work on my own and organise my own time.

8/10

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

This year has allowed me to develop my skills so that Im much more confident in myself in a lab environment, and also outside of the lab with planning, time management and organisational skills which will help me complete my degree and allow me to start a new career with more confidence than I would have otherwise done.

9/10

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The Organisation

7. What was the general atmosphere in your office?

Very friendly, but quiet enough to allow work to be completed

8/10

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

They have had students for several years in a row so were well prepared.

9/10

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

I was given training at the start of my placement, and my supervisor taught me lab skills etc

7/10

10. What were the perks on your work placement?

  • Flexi Time
  • Company Parties/Events
  • Above 25 days holiday
8/10

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

If the opportunity occurred I would happily apply for a job here

8/10

Social

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

Got on well with the other student, but as there were only two of us we didnt go out.

7/10

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

Not an expensive area

8/10

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

Nearby big town has good nightlife

8/10

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

There was a gym and football nights occasionally

7/10

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