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Rating

4.3/5
  • The Role
    4.4
  • The Company
    4.3
  • The Culture
    4.0

    The Role

  • 1. To what extent did you enjoy your work placement or internship?
  • Although there was a bit of a learning curve, I learned a lot and valued my time at Delcam.

    4/5

  • 2. To what extent did you feel valued by your colleagues?
  • I was given real responsibility and support by colleagues.

    5/5

  • 3. To what extent were you given support and guidance by management/your supervisor(s)?
  • My supervisor was always willing to help and very cheerful; he was able to help me when I got stuck. Other staff members were also available when I needed them.

    5/5

  • 4. How busy were you on a daily basis?
  • I always had something to do, but there wasn't any level of time pressure.

    4/5

  • 5. How much responsibility were you given during your placement?
  • I was given a project to work on which would form a real part of the software I was developing.

    4/5

  • 6. To what extent did/will the skills you developed, and training you received, assist you in your degree studies and beyond?
  • I've learned a lot from my time at Delcam and a lot of the ideas and concepts I've come across will stay with me when I leave. As I plan to go into software development this industrial experience will be invaluable to my CV, but the things I have learned will also help me to understand how professional software development operates (or at least one approach to it)

    5/5

    The Company

  • 7. What was the general atmosphere in your office?
  • Generally very positive. Everyone is friendly and open. The office space is fairly neutral.

    5/5

  • 8. How well organised was the overall work placement or internship set up?
  • Very well organised. I had a two-week training course before going into the placement proper and from then on was rarely ever at a loss as to what to do.

    5/5

  • 9. In terms of personal training and development, to what extent did the company or firm invest in you?
  • A lot. the first two weeks were a training course, where I learned a new programming language and gained insight into the company as a whole. Following this my supervisor particularly invested a lot of time supporting me.

    5/5

  • 10. What were the perks on your work placement?
  • Subsidised Canteen

    Company Parties/Events

    4/5

  • 11. How appealing are future employment prospects within the organisation?
  • It is very appealing. I've been offered a job, but am not 100% decided on taking it at the moment (mainly due to other factors). They've given me time to think about it and it is an offer that I am taking very seriously.

    4/5

    The Culture

  • 12. Was there a good social scene amongst any fellow placement students/colleagues?
  • Easy to socialise with other placement students (often went to a pub on Friday evenings). A bit harder with other colleagues, but I think that their general friendliness offset this.

    4/5

  • 13. What was the cost of living and socialising in the area you worked in?
  • Delcam actually offered to subsidise the rent of a house-share for placement students (although I commuted, for other reasons). The local area doesn't seem to be expensive for socialising.

    4/5

  • 14. What was the Nightlife like in the area you worked?
  • Not something I'm personally interested in, but it's not too far from Birmingham centre, which I imagine is pretty good.

    4/5

  • 15. Were there many opportunities to get involved in activities outside of work?
  • There are a number of 'clubs' (go-karting, climbing etc), which seemed very good. If I hadn't been commuting I probably would've invested time in these. By all accounts lots of fun!

    5/5

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Internship (1-4 Months)

East Midlands

12th September 2014


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