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  • The Role
  • The Company
  • The Culture

Role Description

My main duties were to look after and repair laptop and desktops for the European sites of the company.

    The Role

  • 1. To what extent did you enjoy your work placement or internship?
  • I had a great time working here and i have developed my IT knowledge a great deal


  • 2. To what extent did you feel valued by your colleagues?
  • It is a very friendly environment to work in.


  • 3. To what extent were you given support and guidance by management/your supervisor(s)?
  • My supervisors were around in the office if i needed help, however we were allowed to work independently unless we needed help with anything


  • 4. How busy were you on a daily basis?
  • We always had enough work to do, you will never be bored.


  • 5. How much responsibility were you given during your placement?
  • I think we are given a lot of responsibility compared to what others have told me about their responsibilities from their placements


  • 6. To what extent did/will the skills you developed, and training you received, assist you in your degree studies and beyond?
  • I feel everything I have learned during my time at Lubrizol has been beneficial so some aspect of my life, work and well as personal.


    The Company

  • 7. What was the general atmosphere in your office?
  • Everyone in the office gets along and is very supportive of each other


  • 8. How well organised was the overall work placement or internship set up?
  • I knew exactly what was expected of my and received regular updates from my supervisor if this changed.


  • 9. In terms of personal training and development, to what extent did the company or firm invest in you?
  • Working for this company had improved my confidence dramatically and I feel I have developed more as a person.


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

    Subsidised Canteen

    Sports and Social Club

    Financial Bonus

  • 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?
  • The company employed 11 student whilst I was there, 4 of us lived together and we all got together for regular social events out side of work.


  • 13. What was the cost of living and socialising in the area you worked in?
  • Derby has a lot of cheap student housing near to the centre. We stayed in a house a 5 minute walk from the town centre and the main bars and shopping centres.


  • 14. What was the Nightlife like in the area you worked?
  • Derby has a very good night life, there is something to do every night of the week


  • 15. Were there many opportunities to get involved in activities outside of work?
  • There is plenty of places to go and see in derby out side of work


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Placement Year (10 Months+)

21st June 2010

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