Summer Intern at Air Products

Duration
Internship (1-4 Months)
Region
Hersham South East
Review Date
Salary
£14,000 - £15,999
Roles
Chemical Engineering

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6.8/10

The Role
7.0
Organisation
8.0

Socialising

5.0

The Role

Role Description

Intern in R&D department

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

Good work environment. Opportunity to work on a variety of projects.

7/10

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

Colleagues were very helpful and pleasant.

8/10

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

Regular meetings with supervisors to discuss progress. Always available to answer questions.

7/10

4. How busy were you on a daily basis?

Always had something to do. Some weeks were extremely busy .

7/10

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

On most projects I was given a lot of freedom to attempt to solve the problems myself. Guidance was provided though when I got stuck.

7/10

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

I gained some technical familiarity with some of the technologies they use but limited help for my degree. More importantly I gained insight into how to conduct and interact on a project which should help for future careers.

6/10

The Organisation

7. What was the general atmosphere in your office?

Professional and informal.

8/10

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

It was well organised I would have liked to have had more plant visits.

7/10

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

I was introduced to and given guidance on a modelling software package (ASPEN Hysis).

8/10

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
  • Healthcare/Dental
  • Travel loan
8/10

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

Prospects are very appealing. Talking to graduates ,the company seem to have a well structured graduate program. International assignments are possible.

9/10

Social

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

Efforts were made to have social gatherings.

7/10

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

I thought it was expensive.

4/10

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

Almost none. London isn't too far though.

2/10

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

Yes, the company gives support to a variety of sports activities ( football, squash, touch rugby,..).

7/10