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Rating

4.1/5
  • The Role
    4.4
  • The Company
    4.0
  • The Culture
    3.9

Role Description

Perform trouble-shooting analysis; provide resolution of application issues, and escalation if required. Perform on-call duties on a rotation basis in support of applications running on UNIX systems, server based applications, and basic system/data infrastructure. Monitor performance of systems and applications to ensure system availability and perform standard preventative maintenance. Understands the Technical Support area as it relates to assigned projects/tasks.

    The Role

  • 1. To what extent did you enjoy your work placement or internship?
  • The job was excellent and provided an opportunity to get involved in a fast paced working environment, working on dynamic projects which were actually implemented in a live, production environment.

    5/5

  • 2. To what extent did you feel valued by your colleagues?
  • Everyone was so helpful and willing to give up their time for me.

    5/5

  • 3. To what extent were you given support and guidance by management/your supervisor(s)?
  • All of my colleagues were extremely nice. They made a great deal of effort to find out more about me and to get me involved in interesting work.

    5/5

  • 4. How busy were you on a daily basis?
  • I was kept very busy but I never felt overwhelmed.

    4/5

  • 5. How much responsibility were you given during your placement?
  • My day had the perfect balance of work / meetings / learning / socialising.

    5/5

  • 6. To what extent did/will the skills you developed, and training you received, assist you in your degree studies and beyond?
  • The knowledge of the IT industry and in particular the business side of it has done me well with job interviews with other technology and IT companies.

    4/5

    The Company

  • 7. What was the general atmosphere in your office?
  • Always fun and interesting and people are always around and happy to help when needed.

    4/5

  • 8. How well organised was the overall work placement or internship set up?
  • Very well my turnaround from application to starting was less than a month.

    5/5

  • 9. In terms of personal training and development, to what extent did the company or firm invest in you?
  • Always training courses being run which you can ask to go on. Only deny you if they feel that it has no benefit to you.

    4/5

  • 10. What were the perks on your work placement?
  • Subsidised Canteen

    Sports and Social Club

    4/5

  • 11. How appealing are future employment prospects within the organisation?
  • I would be thrilled to work for them full time.

    4/5

    The Culture

  • 12. Was there a good social scene amongst any fellow placement students/colleagues?
  • All the other intern students get on well with each other and we therefore are out most weekends with one another.

    4/5

  • 13. What was the cost of living and socialising in the area you worked in?
  • Fairly expensive to go out in surrey but after making a few good friends it doesn't matter where you go you can have a good time.

    4/5

  • 14. What was the Nightlife like in the area you worked?
  • The nightlife was very fun. There are plenty of bars and restaurants in the area.

    4/5

  • 15. Were there many opportunities to get involved in activities outside of work?
  • There were plenty of opportunities to go for drinks and dinner after work. There was also the opportunity to attend a soccer training session.

    4/5

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Details

Internship (1-4 Months)

Mechanical Engineering

26th June 2014


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