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  • The Role
  • The Company
  • The Culture

Role Description

Research on various defence projects

    The Role

  • 1. To what extent did you enjoy your work placement or internship?
  • Almost perfect job, limited pay rises stops it getting full marks


  • 2. To what extent did you feel valued by your colleagues?
  • Very friendly and welcoming


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


  • 4. How busy were you on a daily basis?
  • Fairly busy day to day, some manic moments and slow days but that's normal


  • 5. How much responsibility were you given during your placement?
  • Down to you how much you want, they treat you as they would any other staff member so the workload is similar


  • 6. To what extent did/will the skills you developed, and training you received, assist you in your degree studies and beyond?
  • Ideal if your doing physics, I'm doing mechanical engineering but found the work closely related to my skill set plus I learnt a lot about physics side of things.


    The Company

  • 7. What was the general atmosphere in your office?
  • Great bunch of people in my office and in the group in general


  • 8. How well organised was the overall work placement or internship set up?
  • Ideal and well oiled


  • 9. In terms of personal training and development, to what extent did the company or firm invest in you?
  • One thing they push for is personal development and training and is actively encouraged


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

    Subsidised Canteen

    Company Car

    Subsidised/Company Gym

    National Travel

    International Travel

    Staff Sales/Staff Shop

    Above 25 days holiday


  • 11. How appealing are future employment prospects within the organisation?
  • Been offered a job, only down side is they pay less than most company's


    The Culture

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


  • 13. What was the cost of living and socialising in the area you worked in?
  • Kent/London is fairly expensive to go out every week


  • 14. What was the Nightlife like in the area you worked?
  • London....need I say more?


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


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Placement Year (10 Months+)

30th July 2013

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