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Rating

4.2/5
  • The Role
    4.4
  • The Company
    4.1
  • The Culture
    4.1

    The Role

  • 1. To what extent did you enjoy your work placement or internship?
  • I thoroughly enjoyed my work placement with Lubrizol. I was able to get an insight into how IS is practiced/implemented within the workplace and make some good friends along the way.

    5/5

  • 2. To what extent did you feel valued by your colleagues?
  • I felt valued by my global team and by my colleagues on site.

    4/5

  • 3. To what extent were you given support and guidance by management/your supervisor(s)?
  • The Support given was great, if there was ever anything I needed to know I could approach my supervisor if needed and ask for support freely and with confidence.

    5/5

  • 4. How busy were you on a daily basis?
  • Very busy, there is always something to do.

    5/5

  • 5. How much responsibility were you given during your placement?
  • I was given a good amount of responsibility on placement. I had quite a lot of access within our IS management consoles, understandably however, not all of them.

    4/5

  • 6. To what extent did/will the skills you developed, and training you received, assist you in your degree studies and beyond?
  • I feel the skills I have attained will help me greatly in completing my degree. It has given me a good perspective which I feel will lend to improving my understanding of topics at university in my final year.

    5/5

    The Company

  • 7. What was the general atmosphere in your office?
  • The atmosphere was very good in the office. People were always up for a laugh but also maintained a good level of professionalism.

    5/5

  • 8. How well organised was the overall work placement or internship set up?
  • The first few weeks were a little slow while learning particular aspects of the system, we were also given tours of the site to familiarize ourselves with the surroundings.

    4/5

  • 9. In terms of personal training and development, to what extent did the company or firm invest in you?
  • I was given the training required to fulfill my role and if I felt we wanted to learn more on a particular subject the help was available enabling me to progress.

    5/5

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

    Subsidised Canteen

    Sports and Social Club

    Company Parties/Events

    5/5

  • 11. How appealing are future employment prospects within the organisation?
  • There are currently no available vacancies on the service desk, I would very much like to return to Lubrizol, but this will be dependent on availability of a position opening.

    3/5

    The Culture

  • 12. Was there a good social scene amongst any fellow placement students/colleagues?
  • A subsidized Sports and social club is available to join. Events are organized regularly to get the students and staff together for things such as Go karting, paintball etc.

    4/5

  • 13. What was the cost of living and socialising in the area you worked in?
  • I live locally in the area so living costs came at no extra cost than usual.

    5/5

  • 14. What was the Nightlife like in the area you worked?
  • The nightlife is fairly good in Derby with a few popular bars/pubs around, Standing Order (weatherspoons), walkabout and the Blessed being but a few of them.

    4/5

  • 15. Were there many opportunities to get involved in activities outside of work?
  • Yes there are mailing lists that all the students are included on to collaborate with each other. there are also staff events around Christmas and the social club as aforementioned.

    4/5

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Placement Year (10 Months+)

Information Technology

18th July 2014


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