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Rating

4/5
  • The Role
    4.1
  • The Company
    3.7
  • The Culture
    4.1

    The Role

  • 1. To what extent did you enjoy your work placement or internship?
  • It was a different but valueable placement year which taught me alot about working in an engineering environment. From the start it was a challenge and enjoyed the responsibilty given to me to stretch myself and enjoy both working on my own and in a small team. I really enjoyed the year and would recommend everyone to do a placmenet.

    4/5

  • 2. To what extent did you feel valued by your colleagues?
  • My colleagues valued me as one of their own, many pub lunches, christmas party, meals and nights out where great in them getting to know me and me getting to know them. Even small chats in the corridors made me feel valued and there was always someone to help you out.

    5/5

  • 3. To what extent were you given support and guidance by management/your supervisor(s)?
  • I always had support from every manager in the team, whether it was doing small tasks, or tasks which involved me having a lot of responsibility. My direct manager always prepared me before doing a task and told me what was expected of me. He was also excellent in support with my placement documents.

    5/5

  • 4. How busy were you on a daily basis?
  • From the start I always had things to get on with. The job I do is very ad hoc and therefore jobs come in when they need to be done. At times I can be very busy, especially the start of the week, but at times, work can be slow, but there are always certain tasks to be done, however mundane the task is.

    4/5

  • 5. How much responsibility were you given during your placement?
  • I was given a lot of responsibility, times heading up my own business improvement projects, acting as a change agent for a Business Improvement theme and creation of many sites. This helped me gain many vital skills such as attention to detail and being able to read a person and getting them to do what I need in order to progress.

    4/5

  • 6. To what extent did/will the skills you developed, and training you received, assist you in your degree studies and beyond?
  • I acquired a lot of skills during my time as a placement student. From the start my manager picked up on skills like flexibility and hard work that I was strong in, but also picked up on skills that I need to improve on such as attention to detail and autonomy. These skills I then made my strengths over the placement year which in turn will help with future employment.

    4/5

    The Company

  • 7. What was the general atmosphere in your office?
  • The atmosphere was always a happy one. You can always approach people as there is an open desk policy. This helps in chatting with people you don't normally know or just to have a chat with someone to get away from work.

    4/5

  • 8. How well organised was the overall work placement or internship set up?
  • My overall work was organized well, with placement document deadlines to be hit all through the year. The work for the placement was very ad hoc, but parts where organized well with having work with Human Resources, Finance, Training and Development and Business Improvement.

    5/5

  • 9. In terms of personal training and development, to what extent did the company or firm invest in you?
  • Personal training was training on the job with Airbus as they do not invest in interns unless it is necessary for your job. This is a negative with an internship with Airbus.

    3/5

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

    International Travel

    4/5

  • 11. How appealing are future employment prospects within the organisation?
  • I would like to come back and work here full time as the work environment is fantastic and the people always approachable.

    4/5

    The Culture

  • 12. Was there a good social scene amongst any fellow placement students/colleagues?
  • With over 65 other interns on site, the social scene was excellent, with intern meetings every month for communications and interns days and nights out.

    4/5

  • 13. What was the cost of living and socialising in the area you worked in?
  • I lived at home for the year and saved a lot of money compared to interns renting a room.

    4/5

  • 14. What was the Nightlife like in the area you worked?
  • Bristol town centre, clifton triangle and chipping sodbury high street all places with brilliant night life. Lots of pubs and things to do around Airbus and Bristol.

    5/5

  • 15. Were there many opportunities to get involved in activities outside of work?
  • Plenty of oppotunites to get involved with charity activities, different sports and clubs to join up to.

    5/5

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Placement Year (10 Months+)

South West

June 2014


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