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Rating

3.7/5
  • The Role
    3.8
  • The Company
    4.2
  • The Culture
    3.0

Role Description

Complete lab techniques and methods to achieve results in the area of microbiology and detection of bw and cw agents.

    The Role

  • 1. To what extent did you enjoy your work placement or internship?
  • After a slow start the role that I have in the organisation fulfilled my expectations.

    4/5

  • 2. To what extent did you feel valued by your colleagues?
  • I am valued in my team and project groups and feel that I am integrated into the work well, knowing that I will leave behind a gap when I leave.

    4/5

  • 3. To what extent were you given support and guidance by management/your supervisor(s)?
  • I have had loads of support from the very start and colleagues will happily answer my questions when I ask them for help.

    4/5

  • 4. How busy were you on a daily basis?
  • There were points within the placement where I have been bored for small periods but this has been balanced by points where my time management skills have been put to the test as my time has been so in demand. Generally I am happy with the workload.

    4/5

  • 5. How much responsibility were you given during your placement?
  • I could have been given more probability but the majority f the tasks were self run, the tasks were quite simple even though the consequences of failing to do the tasks were serious.

    3/5

  • 6. To what extent did/will the skills you developed, and training you received, assist you in your degree studies and beyond?
  • I have developed a large collection of skills including time management, lab skills and research skills that will be invaluable at uni

    5/5

    The Company

  • 7. What was the general atmosphere in your office?
  • Atmosphere is really good as we are all really friendly and make any sort of work enjoyable regardless of the dullness of the actual task.

    4/5

  • 8. How well organised was the overall work placement or internship set up?
  • Except from the start I have fitted into the world of work and the organisation very well, I have had loads of amazing opportunities.

    4/5

  • 9. In terms of personal training and development, to what extent did the company or firm invest in you?
  • I have taken part in many different training courses from presentation skills to fire training.

    5/5

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

    Subsidised Canteen

    Subsidised/Company Gym

    Above 25 days holiday

    Working from home

    4/5

  • 11. How appealing are future employment prospects within the organisation?
  • I have shown an net rest in sponsorship opportunities but need the final details to be confirmed.

    5/5

    The Culture

  • 12. Was there a good social scene amongst any fellow placement students/colleagues?
  • Really good, especially with cmi weekends.

    5/5

  • 13. What was the cost of living and socialising in the area you worked in?
  • Quite expensive as live in the middle of nowhere so taxi/ travel is costly and then going out is not cheap e.g. Drinks and food.

    2/5

  • 14. What was the Nightlife like in the area you worked?
  • Poor nightlife as plenty of pubs but little venues specifically for age group

    2/5

  • 15. Were there many opportunities to get involved in activities outside of work?
  • Steps programme organised lots of events

    3/5

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Details

Placement Year (10 Months+)

30th July 2013


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