Design Engineer at Stanley Black & Decker

Placement Year (10 Months+)
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The Role
The Company
The Culture

Role Description

Desining a tool holder for a new mini hammer tool. Training on a CAD programme and learning a new language.

The Role

1. To what extent did you enjoy your work placement or internship?

It was great had a lot of experiences and enjoyed learning new things.
5 /5

2. To what extent did you feel valued by your colleagues?

Very welcoming as everyone would greet eachother like friends.
4 /5

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

I was guided on one-to-one basis for training and had regular update meetings.
5 /5

4. How busy were you on a daily basis?

Had work with deadline so always had something to do.
4 /5

5. How much responsibility were you given during your placement?

I was involved in a real life project so had a good amount of responsibility.
4 /5

6. To what extent did/will the skills you developed, and training you received, assist you in your degree studies and beyond?

Was trained in a really important software and also learnt a language externally.
5 /5

The Company

7. What was the general atmosphere in your office?

3 /5

8. How well organised was the overall work placement or internship set up?

There was a timesheet setup with work detailed.
5 /5

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

They provide training and courses for language and other necessary software training.
4 /5

10. What were the perks on your work placement?

  • Flexi Time
  • Subsidised Canteen
  • Above 25 days holiday
3 /5

11. How appealing are future employment prospects within the organisation?

3 /5

The Culture

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

Fellow interns would meet up and go for meals or nightouts.
5 /5

13. What was the cost of living and socialising in the area you worked in?

Accomodation was decent and food costs were average.
4 /5

14. What was the Nightlife like in the area you worked?

In the area it was not great but was able to travel into the city for more of a nightlife
2 /5

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

There are gyms, bars and restaurants.
3 /5