Placement Chemist student at Lubrizol

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Duration
Placement Year (10 Months+)
Region
Derby East Midlands
Review Date
Salary
£12,000 - £13,999
Roles
Chemistry Science/Research

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8.0/10

The Role
8.5
Organisation
8.0

Socialising

7.2

The Role

1. To what extent did you enjoy your work placement or internship?

Really enjoyed the year. Learnt a lot and found what it is like to work in industry.

9/10

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2. To what extent did you feel valued by your colleagues?

Felt like I was part of the team. Invited to all meetings for my project and involved in discussions.

8/10

3. To what extent were you given support and guidance by management/your supervisor(s)?

Lots of support given. My supervisor always made time to help me and read my reports and watch my presentations.

8/10

4. How busy were you on a daily basis?

Never bored always had things to do.

8/10

5. How much responsibility were you given during your placement?

Lots of responsibility on my project able to give suggestions on where the project should go.

8/10

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

Developed a lot of skills which were invaluable for my development in industry. I was able to see how the skills I have learnt during my degree could be applied to an industry setting, These skill will be useful in my continued study as well.

10/10

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The Organisation

7. What was the general atmosphere in your office?

Great fun working environment. Able to ask questions in a informal settling and able to suggest ideas for other projects.

9/10

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

Very well organized the placement knew what to expect from me and I knew what to expect from the department. Time given for university work and meeting.

9/10

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

There were many training sessions available to me. Training on making a successful poster which will be helpful in my further career

9/10

10. What were the perks on your work placement?

  • Flexi Time
  • Subsidised Canteen
  • Sports and Social Club
5/10

11. How appealing are future employment prospects within the organisation?

Would have accepted a job if I had not decided to do a PhD. Happily work in the company later in life.

8/10

Social

12. Was there a good social scene amongst any fellow placement students/colleagues?

Yes 9 students lived together and socialized together along with the other students. Trips and actives were arranged through the sport and social club too.

9/10

13. What was the cost of living and socialising in the area you worked in?

University accommodation was expensive for what it was. But the area was cheaper.

8/10

14. What was the Nightlife like in the area you worked?

Good but not a large student city so not aimed at students.

7/10

15. Were there many opportunities to get involved in activities outside of work?

Many actives were arranged through the sport and social club which enjoyed. Cheap gym close by.

5/10

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