Work Experience at Lubrizol

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Insight / Vacation Scheme (< 4 Weeks)
Review Date
Accountancy Banking/Finance

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About You
The Company
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Role Description

In finance and accounting

About You

1. To what extent did you enjoy the insight?

Although I was mostly doing menial jobs, there were plenty of opportunities to speak with lots of people within the department. They each gave me a detailed insight into their roles, and this was what really made the week for me.
4 /5

2. To what extent did you feel valued during your time at the company or firm?

At no point did I feel like I was not valued. Everyone was incredibly kind and welcoming, right throughout the week and were always willing to offer help.
5 /5

3. How much guidance/support did you receive during the insight?

I had 30 minute meetings with people within the department on most days, which gave me a huge insight into their role in the company. In the mean time I was able to help out specifically in one of the sub-departments with every day processing tasks.
5 /5

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

Due to the menial nature of the tasks, I did not develop a huge array of new skills, apart from within the software used in the department. However, I did gather information that will be useful when deciding my future career.
4 /5

The Company

5. How well structured was the insight?

I was given a timetable on the first day which meant I knew what I was doing at all times.
5 /5

6. How was the general atmosphere during your insight?

Everyone was lovely and friendly. It was relaxed and I never felt intimidated.
5 /5

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

Half hourly meetings with staff everyday, meant they took time out of busy schedules just to speak to me. Although there were times when I was left to get on with things individually.
4 /5

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?

Just because it was only a week I wasn't able to be set up on the network. So I feel a full time job with the company would have been quite different, but the insight I gained just from observing and talking gave me a good understanding.
4 /5

9. How much did the insight help you in understanding the company culture?

Got a great feel for how the company does things, and the relaxed atmosphere and friendly environment.
5 /5

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

3 /5

Everything Else

11. Were you paid or reimbursed adequately for this experience?

I didn't expect this, so I was not disappointed

12. Were there opportunities for networking and meeting other employees of the company or firm?

I kept within the department I was working in, but was able to visit a parent (also at the company) within my lunch.
3 /5

13. How were the networking/ social event opportunities?

Was offered a trip to the pub at lunch.
3 /5

14. Did you find out about activities that employees can get involved in outside of work?

One or two, but not many
3 /5

15. Would you recommend this insight to a friend?

Useful, enjoyable and friendly
5 /5