Communications Intern at Siemens

Placement Year (10 Months+)
Review Date

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The Role
The Company
The Culture

Role Description

Working to support the Energy Communications team at Siemens in Lincoln.

The Role

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

I thoroughly enjoyed my internship, I worked on so many different projects, learnt so many new skills and worked with some really supportive people.
5 /5

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

The majority of my colleagues made me feel really valued and supported me throughout my internship. However, on some occaisions it felt that I was not trusted to make my own decisions or work independently.
4 /5

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

It was 50/50. I was given support but sometimes felt very much a junior member of the team with little responsibility.
3 /5

4. How busy were you on a daily basis?

It varied through different times during my internship. I did find I would have to ask for work.
4 /5

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

Some members of the team gave me a lot of responsibility with tasks and major projects where I could take control.
3 /5

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

I have learnt so much and they will defintely help me in my career in the future.
5 /5

The Company

7. What was the general atmosphere in your office?

There was a good and friendly atmosphere.
4 /5

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

It was very well organised up until my final months where the next steps as to my employment were unclear.
5 /5

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

I feel they invested a lot of time in my development.
4 /5

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
5 /5

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

Permamnemt employment with the company would be very appealing.
4 /5

The Culture

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

As I was not on the "graduate scheme" there was no social scene for interns or graduates not on this scheme.
1 /5

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

3 /5

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

Being a graduate my partying days are long gone!!
3 /5

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

Social events with colleagues but not much other than that.
3 /5