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Project given was reasonably interesting, and the general atmosphere was relaxed. Initial steep learning curve which was a bit grim but that didn't last long at all.
Colleagues were welcoming and open and the atmosphere was very chilled.
As much support/guidance is there as you need
It's what you make of it. As an intern you can get away with taking your foot off the pedal a bit, but you can also step it up if you want to.
Not much responsibility at all
Gave a good insight into professional software development and useful skills in terms of using things that come part and parcel with professional software development, eg testing, SVN, maintainability
Fairly chilled. We didn't have USB-operated nerf guns like the other offices did though.
They've got the operation down to a tee for interns at Metaswitch. The organisation is pretty seamless.
Personally not much, but if you had to learn to program (eg in a new language) then you would learn the language on the job.
I'd rather get a varied internship career but if I would want to continue in software developments I wouldn't see any downsides to working at Metaswitch.
Reasonably good. Strengthened well by regular pub visits payed for by Metaswitch.
Company subsidised house at £9 a day in London is rather nice. Our accomodation wasn't great but all other accomodation seemed pretty nice.
Rate My Placement Summer Intern Party!!!1
There were, but not particularly well advertised.
Internship (1-4 Months)
Central London and City
25th September 2013