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  • The Role
  • The Company
  • The Culture

    The Role

  • 1. To what extent did you enjoy your work placement or internship?
  • I've rally enjoyed my placement, it has really cemented that i want to work in engineering and product development full time.


  • 2. To what extent did you feel valued by your colleagues?
  • I've been really accepted here and been given lots of opputunities as an employee. I've very quickly felt like a valued member of the team rather than "the student".


  • 3. To what extent were you given support and guidance by management/your supervisor(s)?
  • Any help I could have wanted was given without question, couldn't possible have asked for more!


  • 4. How busy were you on a daily basis?
  • Coming from university and formula student, I was used to being horrendously busy and not stopping for breath. The pace of industry is a lot slower but it was a very good balance, i've not been rushed and have been given a good time scale to finish projects i've been given.


  • 5. How much responsibility were you given during your placement?
  • I have been given a lot of resposibility during my placement, I have been given my own personal projects which I am 99% responsible for and other large international projects which I contributed to


  • 6. To what extent did/will the skills you developed, and training you received, assist you in your degree studies and beyond?
  • There are many many different skills I have learnt during my time on placement but one of the main thinngs I would stress is how important it is to get some real insustrial experience under your belt. It gives a lot more focus to what you are doing your degree for and why.


    The Company

  • 7. What was the general atmosphere in your office?
  • Very good and interactive atmosphere with a lot of friendly people, is an office though so no Wacky Races style shenanigans


  • 8. How well organised was the overall work placement or internship set up?
  • I was the most recent of a few interns so the structure was well defined before I got here.


  • 9. In terms of personal training and development, to what extent did the company or firm invest in you?
  • The company clearly see you as an investment and something to retain rather than something to drop the boring extra work on.


  • 10. What were the perks on your work placement?
  • Sports and Social Club

    Subsidised/Company Gym

    Company Parties/Events

    Above 25 days holiday


  • 11. How appealing are future employment prospects within the organisation?
  • I have been offered a job to come back to when my degree is finished


    The Culture

  • 12. Was there a good social scene amongst any fellow placement students/colleagues?
  • Social activites are very important to most of the people here and are very much encouraged


  • 13. What was the cost of living and socialising in the area you worked in?
  • The Lake District is known to be very expensive but cannot complain, not as bad as other places in the country, more dependant on what you are interested in


  • 14. What was the Nightlife like in the area you worked?
  • Not great if you don't like pubs


  • 15. Were there many opportunities to get involved in activities outside of work?
  • Plenty, I am a very keen cyclist so i couldn't have had more to do. The location lends itself much more to outdoors-y people and if that's your thing (like mine) you will never run out of things to do!


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Placement Year (10 Months+)


24th June 2014

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