Industrial student chemist at Lubrizol

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Duration
Placement Year (10 Months+)
Region
Derby
Review Date

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3.6/5

The Role
3.8
The Company
3.4
The Culture
3.8

Role Description

Run experiments relevant to the company. Update my group and others using presentations. Write research reports. Attend meeting.

The Role

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

very social and friendly site, 20 other students which was great
4 /5

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

students contribution and work for the company is seen as extremely important and is well valued
4 /5

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

Had a supervisor I worked very closely with who was a great mentor and teachers as well as a boss
4 /5

4. How busy were you on a daily basis?

very busy on a daily basis but this was more as a result of work from my university rather than been overloaded by the company and our department head makes us lots of tea which is a nice break
3 /5

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

I was given lots of responsibility in what experiments I performed and having meetings with the colleagues from the US
4 /5

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

My presenting skills have drastically improved as have how to work efficiently and work sucessfully accross departments and as this is a global company accross continents
5 /5

The Company

7. What was the general atmosphere in your office?

I was in an office with 4 other students, we help each other with work and the office has a fun atmosphere but is serious when we get down to work
4 /5

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

The company is well organised, my university could be better organised
4 /5

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

I have been trained by a research chemist with a phd and 5 years of industrial experience, I sit in meeting and have learnt a corporate approach to working successfully
4 /5

10. What were the perks on your work placement?

  • Subsidised Canteen
  • Sports and Social Club
  • Financial Bonus
  • Company Parties/Events
4 /5

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

Currently the department I work in has no opening for a new chemist at my level and the same is true for the US
2 /5

The Culture

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

the 20 other students on site as well as the sports and social club meant there was a good social scene
5 /5

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

The company is located in Derby which is a very cheap city
4 /5

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

The nightlife is poor compared to other larger cities, Sat nights are busy. I guess this depends on personal taste
3 /5

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

These include races, sporting events and social activities throughout the year which are subsidised by the company.
4 /5