Tribology at Johnson & Johnson

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Placement Year (10 Months+)
Leeds Yorkshire and Humberside
Review Date
£16,000 - £17,999

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The Role



The Role

Role Description

-Hip Simulation
-Complaint Analysis

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

This placement year has been amazing. The skills that I have developed have not only provided direction to my chosen career but have made me into a more rounded individual.


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

I felt like a vital component in a mechanical machine! Everyone around me showed endless appreciation towards my contributions.


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

Both my manager and supervisor where there whenever I needed them. They were so helpful and assisted me whenever I required it.


4. How busy were you on a daily basis?

I was very busy. You know what they say… time fly’s when you’re having fun!


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

At the start of my placement year responsibility was minimal, as training was paramount. However as time went on this changed. In the end I was running the show!


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

The skills gained in this placement year are invaluable. The training received will not only help me in general life but can be transferred/ applied to my degree program.


The Organisation

7. What was the general atmosphere in your office?

A very friendly atmosphere! Everyone was keen to have a laugh. However the balance was always right. Work hard – play hard.


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

This placement year was very organized. The company appreciated that student require training. Training was available as and when you required it.


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

The department always invested in students. Training was readily available.


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
  • Healthcare/Dental
  • Travel loan

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

Very – although a job offer has not been made, I will apply for a graduate role once my university studies have finished.



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

Social events once a month.


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

The area is very cheap in relation to other cities in the UK.


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

Not very great - although there was a few bars/pubs in the area.


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

There were many volunteering activities available outside company hours. These opportunities really allowed you to give back to the community.