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Rating

4.3/5
  • The Role
    4.5
  • The Company
    4.4
  • The Culture
    4.0

    The Role

  • 1. To what extent did you enjoy your work placement or internship?
  • I've really enjoyed this internship, the work has been stimulating and challenging, but there's always someone to help you should you need advice.

    4/5

  • 2. To what extent did you feel valued by your colleagues?
  • Everyone is always really friendly.

    4/5

  • 3. To what extent were you given support and guidance by management/your supervisor(s)?
  • I always felt like I could go to them when I needed help, whether it was just some advice or a problem I was really stuck on, nothing was too big or too small.

    5/5

  • 4. How busy were you on a daily basis?
  • I always had things to be doing, but never too much that I felt snowed under.

    5/5

  • 5. How much responsibility were you given during your placement?
  • I was in charge of my own projects, which was very enjoyable. Especially the second where I had complete control of the outcome as long as it fit the brief I was given.

    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 learnt so much about software engineering during my time here, going from a complete novice to being pretty competent with python and even creating my own widget. I also learnt so much about computers and how they work.

    5/5

    The Company

  • 7. What was the general atmosphere in your office?
  • The atmosphere in the office is always nice and cheery, but busy as people concentrated on their work. It was a nice atmosphere to work in, not oppressive and not distracting either.

    4/5

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

    5/5

  • 9. In terms of personal training and development, to what extent did the company or firm invest in you?
  • I had lots of support to help me learn everything I needed to complete the task and I didn't understand anything my manager or mentor would always be willing to talk through it with me. I'm also due to attend a training session in my final week.

    4/5

  • 10. What were the perks on your work placement?
  • National Travel

    Company Parties/Events

    5/5

  • 11. How appealing are future employment prospects within the organisation?
  • I would be really interested in working for them.

    4/5

    The Culture

  • 12. Was there a good social scene amongst any fellow placement students/colleagues?
  • At the beginning I was the only intern living in the shared accommodation but by the end things had picked up enormously.

    4/5

  • 13. What was the cost of living and socialising in the area you worked in?
  • Not too bad, plus the regular works drinks at the pub meant some nights it didn't cost anything.

    4/5

  • 14. What was the Nightlife like in the area you worked?
  • Haven't been out to a club yet, but there a loads of great pubs everywhere..

    4/5

  • 15. Were there many opportunities to get involved in activities outside of work?
  • Regular welcoming and leaving drinks.

    4/5

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Internship (1-4 Months)

Computer Science, Computer and Systems Engineering

30th July 2014


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