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  • The Role
  • The Company
  • The Culture

    The Role

  • 1. To what extent did you enjoy your work placement or internship?
  • Nats Go an extra mile to enhance your placement experience. They exceeded my expectations beyond imagination.


  • 2. To what extent did you feel valued by your colleagues?
  • Relevant training was given at the beginning of the placement allowing me to add significant value to my team. As a result I felt valued by my team. Nats also has buddy schemes and other arrangements to help you settle and add value to your team.


  • 3. To what extent were you given support and guidance by management/your supervisor(s)?
  • Management is Nats are very accessible and responsive, and so guidance and support is abundant. I received all the support I required from management. Having lunch or pehaps a game of football with management of any level is commonplace in Nats.


  • 4. How busy were you on a daily basis?
  • Apart from getting the opportunity to travel while on placement attending training days just to mention a few the placement had a rich balance of diverse tasks to give you an enhanced daily routine. What impressed me the most was that I was not only restricted to engineering roles and so I managed to participate in areas like PR, marketing and recruitment.


  • 5. How much responsibility were you given during your placement?
  • Nats management will not put a cap to you potential, but will train and support you in achieving the goals they have set for you as well as those you have formulated. While on placement I worked on projects and performed tasks and roles hard to imagine for a placement student. As a result I not only achieved all my objectives but reached mu full potential.


  • 6. To what extent did/will the skills you developed, and training you received, assist you in your degree studies and beyond?
  • I received a skill-set that compares to none. Nats offers generations worth of good engineering expertise and practice that is hard to come across anywhere else. I was overwhelmed by how much I learnt in such a short space of time. The skills I have developed as well as the training I have received will help me complete my final year project as well as form a good basis for seeking further employment.


    The Company

  • 7. What was the general atmosphere in your office?
  • Work environment is very casual and friendly all across the organisation


  • 8. How well organised was the overall work placement or internship set up?
  • Full of activities and event.


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


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

    Subsidised Canteen

    Sports and Social Club

    Subsidised/Company Gym

    National Travel

    Financial Bonus

    Company Parties/Events

    Above 25 days holiday


  • 11. How appealing are future employment prospects within the organisation?
  • I have have been offered employment when I complete my studies. Nats have helped to finance my final year.


    The Culture

  • 12. Was there a good social scene amongst any fellow placement students/colleagues?
  • Amazing big community of placement students, graduates , former graduates. A big outgoing culture across the organisation.


  • 13. What was the cost of living and socialising in the area you worked in?
  • Southampton and Portsmouth are full of good placed to eat and drink at affordable prices. Nats also provide a free shuttle bus from Southampton area so you do not have to pay for travel to work.


  • 14. What was the Nightlife like in the area you worked?
  • Southampton and Portsmouth are full of pubs and clubs. There is enough activities throughout the year at student prices.


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

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Placement Year (10 Months+)



November 2009

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