Chemical Synthesis industrial placement student at Lubrizol

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Duration
Placement Year (10 Months+)
Region
Derby East Midlands
Review Date
Salary
£12,000 - £13,999
Roles
Science/Research Chemistry

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7.5/10

The Role
7.8
Organisation
7.0

Socialising

7.8

The Role

Role Description

Synthesising additive chemistries

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

The year was very enjoyable, but very different to life at university

8/10

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

Everyone was friendly and welcoming making me feel valued from day one

8/10

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

My supervisor was really supportive, helping me to settle in quickly. I was given guidance on projects until i was able to come up with my own ideas.

9/10

4. How busy were you on a daily basis?

Varied quite a lot from weeks to weeks, ran reactions most days as well as attending meetings with colleagues.

7/10

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

The responsibility levels certainly increased as I gained more experience within the company

8/10

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

The type of chemistry I was working with primarily was quite different from university courses i had studied previously however a lot of the core chemistry that I had learnt was highly applicable. The placement year was essential for my degree course. . My non- chemistry transferable skills such as presentation and scientific report writing skills were developed throughout the year.

7/10

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The Organisation

7. What was the general atmosphere in your office?

I shared an office with 4 other placement students which gave a more relaxed atmosphere.

8/10

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

8/10

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

I attended training courses on giving presentations as well receiving safety training

8/10

10. What were the perks on your work placement?

  • Flexi Time
  • Subsidised Canteen
  • Sports and Social Club
7/10

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

A lot of staff here are ex placement students, however this year no students have been taken on

4/10

Social

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

A lot of live together in accomodation organised by Lubrizol which helps socialising outside of work.

8/10

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

We lived in student accomodation, which was fairly reasonable

8/10

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

Derby has a lot of pubs and clubs with easy access to Nottingham and other cities if you want something a little different

8/10

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

There was usually one activity a month, such as go-karting and bowling, with weekly volleyball, football, badminton and cricket available

7/10

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