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  • The Role
  • The Company
  • The Culture

    The Role

  • 1. To what extent did you enjoy your work placement or internship?
  • Very interested and enjoyable work!


  • 2. To what extent did you feel valued by your colleagues?
  • I wasn't treated like a placement student, but as an actual employee and had good input in meetings, etc.


  • 3. To what extent were you given support and guidance by management/your supervisor(s)?
  • Managers always more than happy to help out and regular performance reviews to ensure everything is going well.


  • 4. How busy were you on a daily basis?
  • Kept busy most of the time and never a lack of work to be getting on with.


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

  • 6. To what extent did/will the skills you developed, and training you received, assist you in your degree studies and beyond?
  • 4/5

    The Company

  • 7. What was the general atmosphere in your office?
  • Everyone was friendly and there was rarely a dull moment.


  • 8. How well organised was the overall work placement or internship set up?
  • The placement was split between 2 departments with 6 month in each. The 2nd department was a lot more organised than the first. The scheme as a whole was very well organised with regular training and out of office events, as well as regular reviews and social events.


  • 9. In terms of personal training and development, to what extent did the company or firm invest in you?
  • As an IET accredited scheme, there was a big push on personal development. The company invested a lot in us through training, mentoring and 1-to-1 performance reviews.


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

    Subsidised Canteen

    Sports and Social Club

    Subsidised/Company Gym

    National Travel

    Company Parties/Events

    Above 25 days holiday

    Working from home


  • 11. How appealing are future employment prospects within the organisation?
  • 5/5

    The Culture

  • 12. Was there a good social scene amongst any fellow placement students/colleagues?
  • 4/5

  • 13. What was the cost of living and socialising in the area you worked in?
  • Dependent on location. There are lot of places to live nearby.


  • 14. What was the Nightlife like in the area you worked?
  • Good in Southampton or Portsmouth, nothing to do in Whiteley.


  • 15. Were there many opportunities to get involved in activities outside of work?
  • 4/5

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Placement Year (10 Months+)

Aerospace/Aviation, Computer and Systems Engineering, Electronic and Electrical Engineering

South East

June 2013

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