Chemical Synthesis in Lubricant Additives Placement at Lubrizol

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Duration
Placement Year (10 Months+)
Region
Derby East Midlands
Review Date
Salary
£14,000 - £15,999
Roles
Chemistry

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8.9/10

The Role
9.2
Organisation
9.6

Socialising

7.5

The Role

Role Description

Part of diverse and innovative group of scientists generating new ideas and applications that impact the business worldwide. Work on the synthesis, process development and screen testing of variety of chemicals.

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

I really enjoyed this year, I worked on big project. I discovered the industry company. I learnt to be responsible and independent and improved my English (I come from France).

10/10

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

My supervisor encouraged me a lot and always has given me constructive critics on my work.

9/10

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

If I needed any assistance my supervisor was here to help me. I really appreciated.

9/10

4. How busy were you on a daily basis?

I had a lot of work on a day but I like to be busy so I just had to ask for more work. My day were going very fast.

8/10

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

I was inviting in meeting and my opinion was counting.

9/10

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

I developed my technical lab skills, my presentations skills.

10/10

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The Organisation

7. What was the general atmosphere in your office?

I was in the student office so the general atmosphere was really good. I get along with my colleagues.

10/10

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

A calendar was organized our meetings and trainings.

9/10

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

I learnt a lot it was a positive experience that I can restart if I had the opportunity.

10/10

10. What were the perks on your work placement?

  • Flexi Time
  • Sports and Social Club
  • Financial Bonus
  • Company Parties/Events
  • Above 25 days holiday
  • Working from home
9/10

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

I would come back if Lubrizol ask me too.

10/10

Social

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

Yes the ambiance was good. Everyone was listening to each others.

9/10

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

Comparing to France it was quite expensive the living and socializing but fortunately with the salary it was alright to live.

5/10

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

Really good.

8/10

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

Sport and Social Club organized a lot of events. Also a lot of students were working at Lubrizol so the social part was important.

8/10

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