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  • The Role
  • The Company
  • The Culture

Role Description

I've worked as a Software Engineer, designing and implementing programs and troubleshooting issues with software and hardware

    The Role

  • 1. To what extent did you enjoy your work placement or internship?
  • The tasks and project I was assigned were both extremely interesting and great learning opportunities


  • 2. To what extent did you feel valued by your colleagues?
  • Everyone has been very nice and supportive and I worked with great people


  • 3. To what extent were you given support and guidance by management/your supervisor(s)?
  • I got all the help and support I needed whenever I needed it and plenty of feedback on my work


  • 4. How busy were you on a daily basis?
  • Except for a couple of moments in-between projects, I was usually busy. I usually didn't have pressing deadlines but plenty of work to do


  • 5. How much responsibility were you given during your placement?
  • I was given a lot of freedom to experiment and come up with the best options to do a job, which I would then generally discuss with a superior, but I also got chances to decide on my own


  • 6. To what extent did/will the skills you developed, and training you received, assist you in your degree studies and beyond?
  • I've learned invaluable lessons, and the tasks I was given covered everything I've studied in my degree and more. I've been given the possibility many times to chose the project I was most interested in, in order to learn as much as possible in different areas


    The Company

  • 7. What was the general atmosphere in your office?
  • At the same time very professional and relaxed.


  • 8. How well organised was the overall work placement or internship set up?
  • Everything was very well set up. I initially worked with the help of a colleague that helped me during the first project, I then had the opportunity to work on my own and in larger teams


  • 9. In terms of personal training and development, to what extent did the company or firm invest in you?
  • I was given the freedom to chose what projects I wanted to work on, even if they required me to spend time learning brand new concepts


  • 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


    Travel loan


  • 11. How appealing are future employment prospects within the organisation?
  • I will probably be asked to return when finished with my degree


    The Culture

  • 12. Was there a good social scene amongst any fellow placement students/colleagues?
  • We all got a chance to meet at an organized networking day


  • 13. What was the cost of living and socialising in the area you worked in?
  • The area is considerably cheaper than London


  • 14. What was the Nightlife like in the area you worked?
  • The area is very quiet, but there are still pubs and locals around


  • 15. Were there many opportunities to get involved in activities outside of work?
  • There are semi-regular cakes bake-offs and some organized events


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Placement Year (10 Months+)

Computer Science, Computer and Systems Engineering, Transportation

25th June 2014

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