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  • The Role
  • The Company
  • The Culture

    The Role

  • 1. To what extent did you enjoy your work placement or internship?
  • It was really interesting with varied work including a number of different projects. As there were a number of summer students in different areas we had quite a social life going on too.


  • 2. To what extent did you feel valued by your colleagues?
  • The work we did really helped them. Especially verification of specific events that occured as we had the time to collate the information for future reference before it was lost due to a time limit.


  • 3. To what extent were you given support and guidance by management/your supervisor(s)?
  • Supervisors had a clear list of project work for us to undertake with a different memeber of staff leading each one. This meant I saw all areas of the department and got to work with a number of different people.


  • 4. How busy were you on a daily basis?
  • Very busy! Especially during times of flood and when this wasen't occuring I had a number of other projects to undertake.


  • 5. How much responsibility were you given during your placement?
  • We were given instructions to undertake specific tasks, however some of them were to do with improving operational products and they way that we completed these tasks were down to us.


  • 6. To what extent did/will the skills you developed, and training you received, assist you in your degree studies and beyond?
  • Time management was essential as was teamwork! I improved so many skills and learnt new techniques which definitely helped with my degree and job search once graduated. Invaluble experience.


    The Company

  • 7. What was the general atmosphere in your office?
  • Quite quiet at times as it was fully operational but everyone was really friendly.


  • 8. How well organised was the overall work placement or internship set up?
  • Well organised - completed a number of projects and feel like I have added something to the company


  • 9. In terms of personal training and development, to what extent did the company or firm invest in you?
  • Undertook a course at the Met Office College which was really interesting


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

    Subsidised Canteen

    Sports and Social Club

    Subsidised/Company Gym

    Staff Sales/Staff Shop

    Above 25 days holiday


  • 11. How appealing are future employment prospects within the organisation?
  • Very appealing. I would apply with no reservations if something suitable came up.


    The Culture

  • 12. Was there a good social scene amongst any fellow placement students/colleagues?
  • Very good social scene. Most of us stayed in the same accomodation too. We met up at weekends and in the evenings for drinks, meals, trips to the beach and even all went to a weekly badminton club.


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


  • 14. What was the Nightlife like in the area you worked?
  • it wasen't full of students which was different so it was quite quiet but as there were a lot of us summer students we seemed to fill the pub/club.


  • 15. Were there many opportunities to get involved in activities outside of work?
  • We had our own team at the annual Met Office sports day! There are also a number of clubs you can join within the Met Office such as Ultimate Frisby, learning languages or choir.


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Internship (1-4 Months)


South West

November 2013

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