Undergraduate Engineer at Siemens

Duration
Placement Year (10 Months+)
Region
Ashby de la Zouch
Review Date
Roles
Electronics Engineering Information Technology Design Computer and Systems Engineering Electronic and Electrical Engineering

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3.9/5

The Role
3.8
The Company
4.4
The Culture
3.4

The Role

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

Invaluable experience for the year. Gets you used to a work environment and the pressures of work in industry. Good level of exposure to many areas of the company which gives you a good insight to the business.
4 /5

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

Everyone was very welcoming upon starting the placement. Easy to talk to, and could ask people questions if I needed assistance on a task.
5 /5

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

Even if people were busy, they can always spare some time for you to guide you in the right direction and listen to any thoughts and comments you may have or any issues that may arise, and do their best to support you throughout the entirety of your placement
4 /5

4. How busy were you on a daily basis?

This really ranged from what stage a project was at. There would be times where I would be rushed off my feet with a large backlog of tasks to complete. At quiet times I may have not been very busy for a few days but something would arise soon after.
3 /5

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

The tasks given to you carry a lot of importance as they often contribute towards a crucial stage in a project. All tasks should be taking on seriously and proffessionally to help out the business
3 /5

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

Skills such as time management can definately be taken away and apply to your degree and future jobs. Some skills aquired are bespoke but most can be used throughout your future career
5 /5

The Company

7. What was the general atmosphere in your office?

With new bids being won regularly, there is always pleanty of work to be done, and the work ethos is shown throughout the office. Hard-working as everyone is, people do spare a few minutes for a chat now and then :)
4 /5

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

The placement was very well organised with oppotunities to rotate around different areas in the company. The placement was well structured, with opptunities to participate on projects that take your fancy.
5 /5

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

Extensive training was given to all interns. They are also assigned a Training & Development Manager to look after you and take care of any issues or queries that may arise.
4 /5

10. What were the perks on your work placement?

  • Flexi Time
  • Subsidised Canteen
  • Sports and Social Club
  • Company Parties/Events
  • Above 25 days holiday
  • Healthcare/Dental
5 /5

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

I have been offered a place on the 2 year graduate scheme after I graduate!
5 /5

The Culture

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

There are pleanty of oppotunites to socialise with colleagues outside of work, from going for a drink to 5 a side football
4 /5

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

Ashby itself has moderate living costs. While it is only a small town, there is pleanty to do and visit with a buzzing nightlife at the weekends.
3 /5

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

Very good buzz to Ashby on a weekend; a range of bars and even a club! A range of restaurants to eat. Coalville is also close by which is bigger.
4 /5

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

There are a few things that go on outside of work such as football on a weekly basis and a charity based organisation which holds various fundraisers
4 /5