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  • About You
  • The Company
  • Everything Else

Role Description

I shadowed the work of each department, and i was well educated on each specific part.

    About You

  • 1. To what extent did you enjoy the insight?
  • i enjoyed my placement a lot, every area of work was very interesting in its own way, i felt welcomed by all of the friendly staff, and felt saddened when leaving the site for the last time. i would definitely take the opportunity to get work with them again.


  • 2. To what extent did you feel valued during your time at the company or firm?
  • every single member of staff i met greeted me with a warm welcome, i felt like part of the company. staff guided me in my work,and were very helpful.


  • 3. How much guidance/support did you receive during the insight?
  • every member of staff i was placed with showed me the basics, and more, of their jobs. they let me take the wheel and try my hand at their work, and guided me in the right direction with their best efforts.


  • 4. To what extent did/will the skills you developed, and information you received, assist you in your degree studies and beyond?
  • having seen what work takes place at the company, and seeing what qualifications are needed to be accepted for roles in the business, i now know what i would need to accomplish to gain a foothold in the company.


    The Company

  • 5. How well structured was the insight?
  • it was very structured, i was given a rotor showing me all the different departments i would be shadowing, and which member of staff i would be assigned to.


  • 6. How was the general atmosphere during your insight?
  • although the week of my work experience was a slow-down in the company work, it was still one where i worked and learnt for the entire week, i had plenty of work to do, and even more friendly conversations.


  • 7. In terms of personal training and development, to what extent did the company or firm invest in you?
  • each department showed me the way of their work, the basics and more. i know more now about the company, the way it functions, and the work that takes place.


  • 8. To what extent did the insight help you to understand what it would be like to have a full time role with the company or firm?
  • i know exactly how i would fit into the company if i was taken on for a full time role, i would know my place in the company,my place in the business.


  • 9. How much did the insight help you in understanding the company culture?
  • i now know exactly what the company does, how it works, and how it contributes to society.


  • 10. How valuable was the content in helping you to decide on your future career path?
  • 4/5

    Everything Else

  • 11. Were you paid or reimbursed adequately for this experience?
  • i have a better idea of the work path i would like to choose after being with the company. i was not paid because it was a work experience placement, and payment was not necessary

  • 12. Were there opportunities for networking and meeting other employees of the company or firm?
  • i went from one department to another, meeting nearly all of the staff by the end of the week.


  • 13. How were the networking/ social event opportunities?
  • all staff were welcoming, and engaged in friendly conversation, i got many opportunities to meet many staff, and i felt welcome at my placement.


  • 14. Did you find out about activities that employees can get involved in outside of work?
  • employees take training courses, go on field testing, and meetings


  • 15. Would you recommend this insight to a friend?
  • Lubrizol is a very successful and interesting company, they have many jobs to apply for, many of which are very interesting in their own specific ways. all staff were very welcoming, and greeted me with friendly faces.


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Insight / Vacation Scheme (< 4 Weeks)

14th July 2014

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