Industrial student chemist at Lubrizol

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Duration
Placement Year (10 Months+)
Region
Derby East Midlands
Review Date
Salary
£14,000 - £15,999
Roles
Chemistry

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6.7/10

The Role
7.0
Organisation
6.6

Socialising

6.5

The Role

Role Description

Performing chemical reactions to afford products desired by technology managers.I also arranged testing on the smaples synthesised. Finally I presented my work in meetings and wrote written reports detailing my work.

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

It was nice to get an insight into working life. The people I met on the placement were great, however the job itself was only average.

5/10

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

My colleagues were great. Everyone I encountered was friendly, and you were made to feel the work you was doing was appreciated.

8/10

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

This was the perfect balance. My supervisor told me what sort of work needed doing, and let me make some independant decisions.

6/10

4. How busy were you on a daily basis?

The business varied day to day. No matter what their was always things to do. The one struggle was keeping up with the paperwork as lab work was intensive.

6/10

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

I would say I was given more responsibility then I imagined when I started my placement. After training I was trusted to do reactions on my own.

7/10

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

I think the transferable skills I have developed are invaluable. Learning effective communication skills, team working skills and presentation skills will be of use all through my life. This placement has taught me all of these in abundance.

10/10

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The Organisation

7. What was the general atmosphere in your office?

Me and my colleagues always had fun, to help each other through our days. However the fun did not intefere on our work as this was the most important thing.

8/10

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

The placement was well organised from the companies perspective.

7/10

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

The company allowed us to attend certain training courses to develop our lab skills to ensure safe working practices were followed. Also personal skills such as communication and team work were developed by the company.

8/10

10. What were the perks on your work placement?

  • Subsidised Canteen
  • Sports and Social Club
5/10

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

Not sure.

5/10

Social

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

Their was a close knit group who got on well spending time together outside of work.

7/10

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

The area was cheap enough.

7/10

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

Never went out on a night. Had work the next morning.

5/10

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

Opportunities were available if you invested the time to look for them.

7/10

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