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Rating

4.7/5
  • The Role
    4.6
  • The Company
    4.7
  • The Culture
    4.8

    The Role

  • 1. To what extent did you enjoy your work placement or internship?
  • Right amount of work, supported when I needed help, made to feel welcome in the team. Felt like my work was making a difference and was at the right level for me. Very well organised.

    5/5

  • 2. To what extent did you feel valued by your colleagues?
  • Felt like as much of a part of the team as anyone else.

    5/5

  • 3. To what extent were you given support and guidance by management/your supervisor(s)?
  • Always there when I needed help, and generally always steered me in the right direction.

    5/5

  • 4. How busy were you on a daily basis?
  • Always had something to be getting on with, but never felt overloaded. Manager happy to suggest something to do if I finished a task before being able to start the next one.

    4/5

  • 5. How much responsibility were you given during your placement?
  • What I was working on was a key tool - I was trusted to ensure it kept running as expected.

    5/5

  • 6. To what extent did/will the skills you developed, and training you received, assist you in your degree studies and beyond?
  • Learned real-world programming skills and generally how to fit in in a tech company

    5/5

    The Company

  • 7. What was the general atmosphere in your office?
  • Everyone works hard, but the atmosphere benefits from it. Very supportive and positive. No-one is ever 'on your back' or trying to one-up you.

    5/5

  • 8. How well organised was the overall work placement or internship set up?
  • Generally very well organised, and HR team is very good at helping if you have any issues.

    5/5

  • 9. In terms of personal training and development, to what extent did the company or firm invest in you?
  • On your arrival you are given a tailor-made personal development plan for your internship, which evolves as time goes by. The company is incredibly keen on developing its employees. Training is generally on-the-job with a manager/mentor to support you if you have issues.

    5/5

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

    Subsidised Canteen

    Sports and Social Club

    Subsidised/Company Gym

    Financial Bonus

    Company Parties/Events

    4/5

  • 11. How appealing are future employment prospects within the organisation?
  • Would love to work here as a permanent employee - the atmosphere and ethos of the company make it a fantastic place to work.

    5/5

    The Culture

  • 12. Was there a good social scene amongst any fellow placement students/colleagues?
  • Interns regularly organised events and gatherings, along with always sitting together at lunch. Felt part of the group v quickly. Also living in a company house automatically gives you a group of friends to hang out with.

    5/5

  • 13. What was the cost of living and socialising in the area you worked in?
  • Housing is organised and subsidised by the company for the interns, and is incredibly cheap (especially for the area). Houses are generally within walking distance so there are no travel costs. Plenty of local shops, supermarkets, restaurants, pubs...no more or less expensive than they would be anywhere else really. Company often has a tab at a local pub for joiners/leavers so that helps bring the social cost down a bit.

    5/5

  • 14. What was the Nightlife like in the area you worked?
  • Plenty of pubs locally, not so much for a 'night out', but then central London is very easy to get into if that is your thing...it isn't really my thing so can't comment much.

    5/5

  • 15. Were there many opportunities to get involved in activities outside of work?
  • Lunchtime and after-work sporting clubs, as well as others. Company often arranges morale events also, as well as the aforementioned pub tabs.

    5/5

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Internship (1-4 Months)

Computer and Systems Engineering, Telecommunications

Greater London

8th October 2013


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