Rating

8.7/10

204 reviews

  • The Role
    9.0
  • Organisation
    9.6
  • Socialising
    7.0
  1. To what extent did you enjoy your work placement or internship?
  2. It's an amazing place, with some lovely people and a very nice office environment.

    10/10

  3. To what extent did you feel valued by your colleagues?
  4. Everyone was very friendly, and as we were given real work to do from the very first week it felt like you were making a difference to the project - especially when you could see that something you'd introduced was helpful to other people.

    10/10

  5. To what extent were you given support and guidance by management/your supervisor(s)?
  6. You are expected to do a lot of independent work, but if you have an issue with anything people will always be willing to help you out and explain things, or even sit there and work through problems with you.

    8/10

  7. How busy were you on a daily basis?
  8. My case was perhaps unusual, as I was working on a larger project that they are used to - this meant I had a rather choppy workflow (through no fault of Softwire). As such, I alternated between being really busy and having nothing to do - though a fair amount of time was spent in the "perfect balance" zone.

    6/10

  9. How much responsibility were you given during your placement?
  10. I was trusted and treated pretty much as another employee, just given extra support if I asked for it.

    10/10

  11. To what extent did/will the skills you developed, and training you received, assist you in your degree studies and beyond?
  12. The skills were immensely useful; I now have a far better understanding of what it means to work on a software development team, and also feel that my ability to program as significantly improved. I also have experience dealing with 3rd party contractors and customers, which will be useful no matter which industry I end up in.

    10/10

  13. What was the general atmosphere in your office?
  14. The office is really relaxed, and everyone was very friendly and social.

    10/10

  15. How well organised was the overall work placement or internship set up?
  16. We just fitted into the existing team structure.

    10/10

  17. In terms of personal training and development, to what extent did the company or firm invest in you?
  18. The company was very supportive, with a large collection of books relevant to the technologies we were working with that we were encouraged to read. People were always happy to explain things in more detail if I needed it.

    10/10

  19. What were the perks on your work placement?
  20. Subsidised Canteen

    Company Parties/Events

    10/10

  21. How appealing are future employment prospects within the organisation?
  22. I was told to apply here if I ever wanted a job in the industry - my current plans are slightly different so I don't know whether I would have actually got one!

    8/10

  23. Was there a good social scene amongst any fellow placement students/colleagues?
  24. I can't comment on the social scene specifically amongst fellow placement students - we all fitted in to the general social scene.

    8/10

  25. What was the cost of living and socialising in the area you worked in?
  26. N/A - I commuted in from home.

    5/10

  27. What was the Nightlife like in the area you worked?
  28. N/A - I commuted in from home.

    5/10

  29. Were there many opportunities to get involved in activities outside of work?
  30. The company regularly organised social events, ranging from boardgame / film nights to meals out at restaurant.

    10/10

  31. In addition to these questions, is there any extra information you would like to leave about your experiences on your work placement that other students may be interested in?


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Internship (1-4 Months)

Computer and Systems Engineering, Computer Science

South West

28th August 2014

£18,000 - £19,999


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