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  • The Role
  • The Company
  • The Culture

    The Role

  • 1. To what extent did you enjoy your work placement or internship?
  • Loved it. Now strongly considering a career in this industry


  • 2. To what extent did you feel valued by your colleagues?
  • My views/suggestions were considered in the same manner as everyone else in the department.


  • 3. To what extent were you given support and guidance by management/your supervisor(s)?
  • On top of providing us with a clear and concise work plan, our manager would also regularly organise catch-ups to ensure everything was going smoothly.


  • 4. How busy were you on a daily basis?
  • More often than not had the right balance of work. Very occasionally there would be too much/little work but that is only down to the nature of work.


  • 5. How much responsibility were you given during your placement?
  • I was the focal point for several processes and completed numerous projects independently. However, help was always available if required.


  • 6. To what extent did/will the skills you developed, and training you received, assist you in your degree studies and beyond?
  • As the 10 stars suggest, the numerous skills I have gained and developed with definitely be for life. Not only am I going into my final year of University feeling more confident and organised but I've also gained crucial attributes needed for a graduate level job.


    The Company

  • 7. What was the general atmosphere in your office?
  • The work atmosphere was very professional but not too serious. Everyone is friendly and on Fridays suits are not compulsory which is a great addition to the end of the week.


  • 8. How well organised was the overall work placement or internship set up?
  • The work placement has been running for a number of years now so is very well set up.


  • 9. In terms of personal training and development, to what extent did the company or firm invest in you?
  • I went on several training courses at the beginning of the placement to help me understand the background to some of my upcoming projects. I also went on visits to operational sites such as Heathrow tower to see aviation in action.


  • 10. What were the perks on your work placement?
  • Flexi Time

    Subsidised Canteen

    Sports and Social Club

    Subsidised/Company Gym

    National Travel

    International Travel

    Company Parties/Events

    Staff Sales/Staff Shop

    Above 25 days holiday


  • 11. How appealing are future employment prospects within the organisation?
  • There is no graduate scheme in the department but there are many full-time opportunities available so they are on my list of jobs to apply for!


    The Culture

  • 12. Was there a good social scene amongst any fellow placement students/colleagues?
  • There is 15+ placement students in NATS so are plenty of opportunities to socialise.


  • 13. What was the cost of living and socialising in the area you worked in?
  • The cost of living/socialising was generally quite good. There are expensive areas but you have other choices.


  • 14. What was the Nightlife like in the area you worked?
  • Live in either Southampton or Portsmouth for the best nightlife


  • 15. Were there many opportunities to get involved in activities outside of work?
  • several events throughout the year were organised. These were great fun and was good to see everybody outside the work environment


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Placement Year (10 Months+)


South East

June 2013

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