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  • The Role
  • The Company
  • The Culture

    The Role

  • 1. To what extent did you enjoy your work placement or internship?
  • It was so amazing to be able to come to this company with barely any coding experience and not only learn how to code, but get to produce projects that challenged and interested me, and will actually be used by the company.


  • 2. To what extent did you feel valued by your colleagues?
  • Even as an intern of a somewhat different demographic than the norm, I felt really valued here.


  • 3. To what extent were you given support and guidance by management/your supervisor(s)?
  • I was taught it was important to ask questions, and whenever I had questions they were answered in the most helpful way possible.


  • 4. How busy were you on a daily basis?
  • I was pushed to complete things by deadlines but never felt too rushed. I was never bored either.


  • 5. How much responsibility were you given during your placement?
  • (After extensive code reviews) I was given the task of updating servers in active use by many members of the company. I felt that I was trusted to know what to do and how to handle the inevitable mistakes.


  • 6. To what extent did/will the skills you developed, and training you received, assist you in your degree studies and beyond?
  • I learned how to code in ways never even touched on by the class I took at uni. I may not continue studying comp sci, but I know that if I want to pursue coding in the future I have those skills. Plus, I'm better at fixing my own computer now.


    The Company

  • 7. What was the general atmosphere in your office?
  • It was a professional, working environment, but the atmosphere was still pleasant.


  • 8. How well organised was the overall work placement or internship set up?
  • VERY well organized. There are multiple intern specific events, and the logistics of how interns who do not live in the area are supplied housing are really easy.


  • 9. In terms of personal training and development, to what extent did the company or firm invest in you?
  • I really felt like they were putting a lot into making me the best I could be (as cliché as that sounds).


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

    Sports and Social Club

    Subsidised/Company Gym

    Financial Bonus

    Company Parties/Events


  • 11. How appealing are future employment prospects within the organisation?
  • Everyone I know who works full time after having an internship loves it.


    The Culture

  • 12. Was there a good social scene amongst any fellow placement students/colleagues?
  • We had houses, so we were able to throw our own events in addition to the company sponsored ones.


  • 13. What was the cost of living and socialising in the area you worked in?
  • Pretty expensive, but not so much so that you can't.


  • 14. What was the Nightlife like in the area you worked?
  • The town doesn't really have a night life but we had no problem generating our own.


  • 15. Were there many opportunities to get involved in activities outside of work?
  • There are so many sports/games clubs during lunch.


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Internship (1-4 Months)


Greater London

13th August 2014

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