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Rating

4.2/5
  • The Role
    4.2
  • The Company
    4.2
  • The Culture
    4.1

    The Role

  • 1. To what extent did you enjoy your work placement or internship?
  • I found my year placement at Airbus very enjoyable overall. It was, as I can imagine is the case with all placements, a bit strange to go from Uni into a professional working environment but I would definitely recommend the internship to other students keen to get real industrial experience.

    5/5

  • 2. To what extent did you feel valued by your colleagues?
  • I felt very valued by the people I worked with. They were very willing to give me as much work and support as I felt able to cope with.

    4/5

  • 3. To what extent were you given support and guidance by management/your supervisor(s)?
  • I was given as much support and guidance as I required. Airbus were very willing to accommodate any requests I made while I worked for them.

    5/5

  • 4. How busy were you on a daily basis?
  • Work loads varied from day to day but on average I was kept busy with work that I felt helped make a difference to the department and business as a whole. I found that the amount of work I was given was very much down to how proactive I was in finding/completing it.

    4/5

  • 5. How much responsibility were you given during your placement?
  • The particular department I worked in allowed me to take on a reasonable amount of responsibility. This was very much down to the degree of proactivity I took in tackling various tasks I had. I found that the more work I sought out myself, the more I was able to take on tasks that had real impact and carried proper responsibility. This was a good thing about the placement with Airbus as it pushed me to work hard during less busy periods.

    4/5

  • 6. To what extent did/will the skills you developed, and training you received, assist you in your degree studies and beyond?
  • The experiences and training I received at Airbus helped more to develop my transferable/life skills (rather than those gained through academia) such as public speaking, working with team members and day to day problem solving.

    5/5

    The Company

  • 7. What was the general atmosphere in your office?
  • Fun, upbeat and friendly atmosphere in your office

    4/5

  • 8. How well organised was the overall work placement or internship set up?
  • Airbus have a good, well structured internship programme on the whole.

    4/5

  • 9. In terms of personal training and development, to what extent did the company or firm invest in you?
  • Airbus was very keen to accommodate requests for training/development. Very rarely was it the case that I was unable to take part in something/training due to the length of my placement. Often I felt like Airbus were investing in me so that I would consider coming back.

    5/5

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

    Subsidised Canteen

    5/5

  • 11. How appealing are future employment prospects within the organisation?
  • Future employment is a very viable prospect having worked in this internship. I have been invited to a 'speeded-up' interview process due to the good work that I did during my placement.

    4/5

    The Culture

  • 12. Was there a good social scene amongst any fellow placement students/colleagues?
  • There is a strong intern base at Airbus, especially at Filton in Bristol where I worked. It is easy to make friends and partake in intern related events.

    5/5

  • 13. What was the cost of living and socialising in the area you worked in?
  • Bristol is a fantastic city that caters for students brilliantly. There ample cheap student and plush professional establishments in and around the centre.

    4/5

  • 14. What was the Nightlife like in the area you worked?
  • Bristol has one of the best nightlife of any place outside London - you can't go wrong with a trip out to the centre.

    4/5

  • 15. Were there many opportunities to get involved in activities outside of work?
  • Yes. I was involved in a 5-a-side football league just down the road every Wednesday.

    5/5

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Details

Placement Year (10 Months+)

Aeronautical Engineering

South West

June 2014


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