Process Engineer at Siemens

Duration
Placement Year (10 Months+)
Region
Oxford
Review Date
Roles
Engineering

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3.3/5

The Role
4.2
The Company
2.8
The Culture
2.8

The Role

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

Very good placement opportunity.
4 /5

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

I was given a large amount of responsibility from the start of the placement and encouraged to have a large input in several business decisions.
4 /5

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

I had a great manager who supported me well throughout the year and whom I was able to see as a more of a mentor than just a manager. Furthermore, other colleagues across the business were easily approachable for advice and support.
5 /5

4. How busy were you on a daily basis?

I had the opportunity to be involved in a large variety of work with varying amounts of work required. I was often managing small projects which involved sticking to a time schedule and ensuring tasks were completed to a deadline to ensure the long-term goals were achieved.
5 /5

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

High level of responsibilty on a large variety of work. Opportunity to get involved with new product introduction and high priority business changes.
4 /5

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

Invaluable level of experience and skills that I can take into future jobs and my final year at university. Skills including project management, opportunities to improve presentation skills and how to work in an effective team.
5 /5

The Company

7. What was the general atmosphere in your office?

3 /5

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

From the beginning you are treated as another employee which is very good however it would be more beneficial if there was a more specific scheme for placement students that would be more similar to the graduate scheme.
3 /5

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

3 /5

10. What were the perks on your work placement?

  • Flexi Time
  • Subsidised Canteen
  • Subsidised/Company Gym
  • Above 25 days holiday
3 /5

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

Opportunities within the Siemens branch in future have been made clear although it would be good to learn more about opportunities available within Siemens globally.
4 /5

The Culture

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

3 /5

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

Oxford is generally quite an expensive area however there is great reasonably priced accommodation available if you do your research.
3 /5

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

Great variety of things to do in Oxford yet still maintains a nice small city feel.
4 /5

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

3 /5