Engineering intern at Schlumberger

Placement Year (10 Months+)
Stonehouse South West
Review Date
£20,000 - £21,999
Electronic and Electrical Engineering Electronics Manufacturing Mechanical Engineering

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The Role



The Role

Role Description

Electrical engineer working in manufacturing. This involved process improvement, troubleshooting and designing new systems.

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

Really great experience! I didn't want to go back to uni afterwards.


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

Despite working on a large team, everyone was really friendly and we all got on well inside and outside of work.


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

I had a great manager who I could ask about anything I was unsure of and gave me plenty of really interesting projects


4. How busy were you on a daily basis?

There were times when I felt there was a lot of pressure to get work or a project completed, but I think this was actually a very good experience and taught me a lot.


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

I was given just as much responsibility as any other engineer. My views and opinions were always listened to and appreciated.


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

This was a great placement and I feel that it has transformed me from an academic to an engineer. I'm sure this will give me a great head start on other graduates when I start my first full time job.


The Organisation

7. What was the general atmosphere in your office?

There was a great atmosphere in the office! There were times when we were all under pressure and had to really focus on work but everyone was always very friendly.


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

The interview process was very well run. I did feel a little bit thrown in at the deep end at the start of the placement, but everyone was always happy to help.


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

I was given the opportunity to go on plenty of training courses and learn lots of new skills.


10. What were the perks on your work placement?

  • Flexi Time
  • Subsidised Canteen
  • Subsidised/Company Gym
  • Company Parties/Events

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

I'm currently applying for a second internship with Schlumberger and am hoping to work for them abroad to get a new perspective on the company.



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

There were other students from my university who were working on the same site. We also made a lot of friends from other universities and other countries.


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

You generally get what you pay for in this area. Gloucester is very cheap, whilst Cheltenham is a much nicer place to live but more expensive.


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

The town itself has very little, but it's not too far to go to get to Gloucester or Cheltenham.


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

The employees club had plenty of events and there were lots of sports clubs. It helps to have your own transport, as these opportunities are not always local.