Laboratory Technician's Assistant at Lubrizol

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Duration
Insight / Vacation Scheme (< 4 Weeks)
Region
Hazelwood Derbyshire East Midlands
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Salary
Unpaid
Roles
Science/Research

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8.4/10

About You
9.0
The Organisation
9.5
Everything Else

6.2

About You

Role Description

Work shadowing technicians and assisting technicians with simple tests. This includes evaluating results and helping make up samples.

1. To what extent did you enjoy the insight?

This was my first work experience placement and it enabled me to see how a science degree can lead to a career in Applied Sciences. It allowed see all of the different stages testing in the laboratory.

9/10

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2. To what extent did you feel valued during your time at the company or firm?

I felt very included as everybody was very friendly and facilitated my participation in experiments. At lunch times everyone that I had been working with that morning welcomed me to sit with them in the canteen.

10/10

3. How much guidance/support did you receive during the insight?

In there was a structured program and I had one to one supervision throughout my placement. Throughout the week my supervisors seemed genuinely interested in showing me round.

9/10

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

I am usually in school so going to work for a whole week was something completely different for me. I can really see how the chemistry can be applied to the development of oils.

8/10

The Organisation

5. How well structured was the insight?

At the start of the week I was given a coloured timetable that told me: where I would be, what I would be doing, and who would be supervising me. Some of the people I was working with even got me my own 'test sample' set up so that I could follow the process all of the way through.

10/10

6. How was the general atmosphere during your insight?

There was always a new test to run or some more results to collect, all of it nothing like I had ever seen before. I was never too busy as doing you have to watch over most tests to regularly monitor them.

9/10

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

Considering that I am a 14 year old work experience placement for only 1 week. I think that the company made every effort to give me an interesting and productive week.

10/10

8. To what extent did the insight help you to understand what it would be like to have a full time role with the company or firm?

The variety of research of that is carried out on the site makes me think that it would be a very stimulating place to work. I realise that there are opportunities to do a placement as a university student.

9/10

9. How much did the insight help you in understanding the company culture?

The company clearly values students of a variety of ages and is keen to promote an interest in science. The people are very friendly, the placement was well organised and I am unable to comment any further as I only spent one week there.

9/10

10. How valuable was the content in helping you to decide on your future career path?

I feel the this is an extremely viable option for my future career as I thoroughly enjoyed everything that I did there and can see myself in a similar job in the future. I just need to do well in my exams.

10/10

Other Information

11. Were you paid or reimbursed adequately for this experience?

Although I was not paid, the company supplied me with samples of oil to test with that will not make them any money in the future. Also time was spent showing me around the site when the employees could have been working.

12. Were there opportunities for networking and meeting other employees of the company or firm?

N/A

5/10

13. How were the networking/ social event opportunities?

N/A

5/10

14. Did you find out about activities that employees can get involved in outside of work?

N/A

5/10

15. Would you recommend this insight to a friend?

I know of friends that went to placements elsewhere that disappointed them, however this placement exceeded my expectations in every way. I would definitely recommend it to everyone that asks.

10/10

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