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  • The Role
  • The Company
  • The Culture

    The Role

  • 1. To what extent did you enjoy your work placement or internship?
  • I really enjoyed my time at Air Products and I felt valued by my team. I had a good exposure to the company and was given meaningful tasks.


  • 2. To what extent did you feel valued by your colleagues?
  • I made a good network of contacts throughout the company and felt valued by the company.


  • 3. To what extent were you given support and guidance by management/your supervisor(s)?
  • I received an excellent support from all my managers and supervisors, despite their very busy schedules. I felt I could approach them anytime, with any question.


  • 4. How busy were you on a daily basis?
  • I had a good balance of very busy days and days where I didn't have a lot of workload.


  • 5. How much responsibility were you given during your placement?
  • I was given a lot of responsibility on individual projects which were in turn gave me a very good exposure to the company.


  • 6. To what extent did/will the skills you developed, and training you received, assist you in your degree studies and beyond?
  • I had a very good insight in to process engineering and gained a lot mechanical engineering knowledge that I wouldn't have otherwise learnt at university. I developed very good professional, analytical and technical skills. I also gained a good understanding of how the business works from the commercial prospective.


    The Company

  • 7. What was the general atmosphere in your office?
  • Very friendly and professional.


  • 8. How well organised was the overall work placement or internship set up?
  • The internship was fairly well organised, with good variety of opportunities enabling development in different areas of engineering. There were also a number of social activities.


  • 9. In terms of personal training and development, to what extent did the company or firm invest in you?
  • Worked in a different department each summer and had a fair number of opportunities to go to sites. I also received an annual sponsorship from the company to support my studies at university.


  • 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?
  • Very appealing considering the structure of the graduate programme as well as the opportunities to carry out international assignments.


    The Culture

  • 12. Was there a good social scene amongst any fellow placement students/colleagues?
  • Very good social scene - a number of trips to cinema and pubs as well as good integration with the existing graduates.


  • 13. What was the cost of living and socialising in the area you worked in?
  • Cost of living is above the national average but cheaper than London.


  • 14. What was the Nightlife like in the area you worked?
  • Local area is fairly quiet so not the greatest nightlife, however London is only 30-40 mins by train away from Hersham - so a good balance.


  • 15. Were there many opportunities to get involved in activities outside of work?
  • A lot of sporting and volunteering activities available!


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Internship (1-4 Months)

Greater London

September 2014

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