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  • The Role
  • The Company
  • The Culture

Role Description

Assist in the design, implementation, testing and installation of SCADA/PLC control and monitoring systems.

    The Role

  • 1. To what extent did you enjoy your work placement or internship?
  • very useful experience. I have got a lot of tehcnical skills and organisational skills to transfer to my uni project next year.


  • 2. To what extent did you feel valued by your colleagues?
  • Respectful people. They are friendly.


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


  • 4. How busy were you on a daily basis?
  • I was reasonably busy throughout the placement and i was given a wide range of interesting work to do.


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


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


    The Company

  • 7. What was the general atmosphere in your office?
  • A lot of banter especially in engineering office!


  • 8. How well organised was the overall work placement or internship set up?
  • Well set up by the training and development manager.


  • 9. In terms of personal training and development, to what extent did the company or firm invest in you?
  • £100's of pounds were invested in getting me to acquire the right skills.


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

    Subsidised Canteen

    Sports and Social Club

    Company Car

    Subsidised/Company Gym

    National Travel

    International Travel

    Financial Bonus

    Company Parties/Events

    Staff Sales/Staff Shop

    Above 25 days holiday

    Working from home

    Healthcare from home


    Travel loan


  • 11. How appealing are future employment prospects within the organisation?
  • the order book for the business is very healthy so there employment prospects are good.


    The Culture

  • 12. Was there a good social scene amongst any fellow placement students/colleagues?
  • very friendly; a lot of banter.


  • 13. What was the cost of living and socialising in the area you worked in?
  • I will say average. i managed to share a house with a fellow placement student 5 mins away from the office by car.


  • 14. What was the Nightlife like in the area you worked?
  • Ashby has something to offer different ages.


  • 15. Were there many opportunities to get involved in activities outside of work?
  • The company has various volunteering opportunites such as Greenpower Racing and school talks that you can be part of.


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Placement Year (10 Months+)

Electronics, Computer Science, Computer and Systems Engineering, Electronic and Electrical Engineering, Telecommunications, Transportation

20th June 2014

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