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  • The Role
  • The Company
  • The Culture

    The Role

  • 1. To what extent did you enjoy your work placement or internship?
  • The work was interesting and challenging. Also the intern community was very social!


  • 2. To what extent did you feel valued by your colleagues?
  • There was always tasks to do and none of them were ever menial. I was given my own project and I feel like I was able to produce something genuinely useful.


  • 3. To what extent were you given support and guidance by management/your supervisor(s)?
  • My mentor and manager had been assigned plenty of time for me and were always happy to help.


  • 4. How busy were you on a daily basis?
  • There was always plenty of work to do. However there was no pressure to work long hours.


  • 5. How much responsibility were you given during your placement?
  • I was given my own project and so was very much responsible for that.


  • 6. To what extent did/will the skills you developed, and training you received, assist you in your degree studies and beyond?
  • Whilst not overly relevant to my degree I have learnt a lot which will be very useful in perusing a career in software engineering.


    The Company

  • 7. What was the general atmosphere in your office?
  • It was generally relaxed. There was always a focus on work but equally it was far from complete silence. Everyone was friendly and got on very well.


  • 8. How well organised was the overall work placement or internship set up?
  • There are a large number of interns so it is a well oiled machine. Houses are provided for those needing them and there were plenty of social activities to make everyone feel welcome.


  • 9. In terms of personal training and development, to what extent did the company or firm invest in you?
  • They assign you a mentor with a large chunk of their time dedicated to helping you out. This makes all the difference, especially to those with little experience in programming. Training is on the job rather than in classes which is great.


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

    Subsidised Canteen

    Sports and Social Club

    Company Car

    Subsidised/Company Gym

    National Travel

    International Travel

    Financial Bonus

    Company Parties/Events

    Staff Sales/Staff Shop

    Above 25 days holiday

    Working from home

    Healthcare from home


    Travel loan


  • 11. How appealing are future employment prospects within the organisation?
  • For those with one year or less left at university it is common for them to offer a interview day towards the end of your internship. Having done this it is not uncommon to receive a job offer based on this.


    The Culture

  • 12. Was there a good social scene amongst any fellow placement students/colleagues?
  • There were a large number of interns. Living in a company house was very social but on top of this the interns often organised events together. Within the company there are a large number of sports teams as well as other clubs.


  • 13. What was the cost of living and socialising in the area you worked in?
  • The company accommodation was very cheap for the area. There was not a huge amount to do in the area but it was only a short train ride from Central London.


  • 14. What was the Nightlife like in the area you worked?
  • In the local area there are a few nice pubs, restaurants and (apparently) bars and clubs. Although with London being so close this would be the better option for a night out.


  • 15. Were there many opportunities to get involved in activities outside of work?
  • There was an endless number of sports clubs and other activities both during and after work.


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Internship (1-4 Months)

Greater London

22nd August 2014

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