This review was submitted over 4 years ago, so some of the information it contains may no longer be relevant.
- 1. To what extent did you enjoy your work placement or internship?
- 2. To what extent did you feel valued by your colleagues?
- 3. To what extent were you given support and guidance by management/your supervisor(s)?
- 4. How busy were you on a daily basis?
- 5. How much responsibility were you given during your placement?
- 6. To what extent did/will the skills you developed, and training you received, assist you in your degree studies and beyond?
- 7. What was the general atmosphere in your office?
- 8. How well organised was the overall work placement or internship set up?
- 9. In terms of personal training and development, to what extent did the company or firm invest in you?
- 10. What were the perks on your work placement?
- 11. How appealing are future employment prospects within the organisation?
- 12. Was there a good social scene amongst any fellow placement students/colleagues?
- 13. What was the cost of living and socialising in the area you worked in?
- 14. What was the Nightlife like in the area you worked?
- 15. Were there many opportunities to get involved in activities outside of work?
I throughly enjoyed it, and learned a lot more about air traffic control in the UK. As a student it allowed me to hone the skills I've been taught while at university for use within the industry.
The employees within NATS were all very friendly, from day 1 of my placement. They accepted me as another member of the team and not just as a student who was their temporarily.
While there I had no official buddy, I was given plenty of support by the employee who was directly responsible for overseeing the project I was assigned.
Some days I had a lot to get done, while others it was just working on one specfic job. At the beginning of the placement there were times when I had nothing to do, although it was beacuse they were still assessing what to give me.
I was given my own project to work on. Creating a prototype of a system and proving it can work.
My programming skills have improved greatly during my placement years, which has allowed me more time to work on other projects while back at university. Unfortunatly the documentation skills I learned while working haven't helped much while at university due to work getting to the point in as few words, whereas universites impose word limits.
The atmosphere was good in the office. Every birthday led to cakes, and jokes were plently.
When I joined the placement scheme, there was no clear defined placement scheme. However during the year there and working with the graduates, we helped the company create a scheme for future placement students.
They gave me adequate training during my first week there. And additional training when I began working with specific systems. The company has additionally funded my last year of study and given me a project to do for my final year project.
Sports and Social Club
Above 25 days holiday
I have been offered a graduate job with the company on the condition that I receive a 2:1 in my degree.
Yup we generally met during the lunch hour to socialise, and we organised a few outings together.
Southampton can be an expensive town to go out socialising in, espicially on fridays and saturdays.
Nightlife is good, plently of choice of where to go, Nightclubs, bars, pubs etc.
The company hosts a variety of clubs for the employees to get involved in, and we organised events for ourselves additionally.
Placement Year (10 Months+)