Engineering Industrial Placement Student at Johnson & Johnson

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Placement Year (10 Months+)
Blackpool North West
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£14,000 - £15,999
Electronics Engineering Information Technology Medical/Health Manufacturing Design Chemical Engineering Mechanical Engineering

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The Role



The Role

Role Description

Manage the computerised maintenance system.
Manage Calibrations on site.
Complete weekly KPI's for engineering.
any other projects taken on (I made modifications and verified equipment, reasearched and purachased new equipment which involved getting a large budget assigned)

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

Found it to be really enjoyable, great variability in the work and projects that I was able to get involved with, given the opportunity to manage my own project and then to also with experienced professionals on larger goals


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

People are very willing to get the students involved in just about all aspects of the work, from the important industrial engineering tasks to overall standard industrial knowledge (working with other departments to develop a better end result etc.) Opportunity to get involved with social events is also very frequent...


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

Monthly meetings were scheduled with the engineering manager to discuss current workloads and how it can be improved to best suit your own desired work content, any general issues could also be brought up for discussion. Manager was also readily available to provide extra support at all times.


4. How busy were you on a daily basis?

Daily tasks were assigned which could be generally covered in good time then project works etc. could be managed to suit the current work load. If I found my work load was whittling down, this would easily be solved by discussing other on going works and being assigned certain individual actions etc. If the workload did become too much to handle this again could be discussed appropriatly and resources would be given to help.


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

When starting my placement I initally assumed sole responsibility would be difficulty to gain due the 'student' status, this was not really the case. Trust was put with the placement students to complete important work and provide answers to on going issues. I was able to be a site lead for ensuring that a new electronic management system for engineering was instroduced (involved testing of the system, training, communicating any current issues globally through conference calling weekly).


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

many of the skills gained from my placement are important for working in industry. I recieved the opportunity to work in specially controlled environments (Aseptic production etc.) from this I gained the knowledge of what to cover when completing any engineering taks. I was also able to work with many other departments (Quality control, microbiology etc.), from this I learned how different skilled departments can come together to give an overall greater view on an issue or project.


The Organisation

7. What was the general atmosphere in your office?

Eeveryone was more than comfortable with each other and more then willing to get involved in conversations about work or social events. Made working in the office enjoyable and easy.


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

Tasks were pre-set for when I turned up to start, from there the engineering manager would speak to other members of the site and discuss what involvment I could have, good amount of access was able to gained to ensure that work could be completed well.


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

I was able to sent to other sites to gained extra training on systems. Training was constant and ranged from microbiology training to important engineering tasks. Extra training could be easily requested.


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
  • Healthcare/Dental
  • Travel loan

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

I was offered the opportunity to look into completing university part time whilst continuing to work with the company, this was possible with university although work load would have been difficult to manage, I have been told to stay in touch with the company in regards to places available when finishing university.



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

many opportunities were avilable to attend nights out with other collegues, easy to get involved and organise events


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

The cost of living was pretty standard, was definatly not over expensive and cheaper options were readily available.


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

The site was based in Blackpool, the nightlife was not incredible but trains are available to travel to Preston/Manchester which were better!


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

If anything did not exist that you wanted to participate in outside of work, it could be easily organised and i am conifdent that enough people would be willing to get involved and participate (sports, nights out, charity events etc.)