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very useful experience. I have got a lot of tehcnical skills and organisational skills to transfer to my uni project next year.
Respectful people. They are friendly.
My Training and Development Manager was excellent; absolutely superb! Very motivated manager that was willing to make sure that I got the most benefit out of the scheme. Having an excellent manager makes all the difference if you want to enjoy your placement as they will actively seek opportunities for developing your skills. The manager himself gave me a lot of interesting tasks which boosted my confidence and my organisational skills.
I was reasonably busy throughout the placement and i was given a wide range of interesting work to do.
Senior engineers are willing to give students interesting work if they prove themselves to be reilable. As you progress through the scheme, senior engineers will give you more technical responsbility in the project.
I study Electrical and Electronic Engineering. The placement involved a lot of on the job training on Programmable Logic Controllers and SCADA solutions. I was challenged technically everytime and so I will definately give this the full mark!
A lot of banter especially in engineering office!
Well set up by the training and development manager.
£100's of pounds were invested in getting me to acquire the right skills.
Sports and Social Club
Staff Sales/Staff Shop
Above 25 days holiday
Working from home
Healthcare from home
the order book for the business is very healthy so there employment prospects are good.
very friendly; a lot of banter.
I will say average. i managed to share a house with a fellow placement student 5 mins away from the office by car.
Ashby has something to offer different ages.
The company has various volunteering opportunites such as Greenpower Racing and school talks that you can be part of.
Placement Year (10 Months+)
Electronics, Computer Science, Computer and Systems Engineering, Electronic and Electrical Engineering, Telecommunications, Transportation
20th June 2014