Software Development Intern at Autodesk

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Duration
Internship (1-4 Months)
Region
Birmingham East Midlands
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Salary
£12,000 - £13,999
Roles
Computer and Systems Engineering

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8.5/10

The Role
8.8
Organisation
8.6

Socialising

8.0

The Role

Role Description

Developing CADCAM software (C++)

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.

8/10

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

I was given real responsibility and support by colleagues.

9/10

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.

10/10

4. How busy were you on a daily basis?

I always had something to do, but there wasn't any level of time pressure.

8/10

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.

8/10

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)

10/10

The Organisation

7. What was the general atmosphere in your office?

Generally very positive. Everyone is friendly and open. The office space is fairly neutral.

9/10

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.

9/10

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.

10/10

10. What were the perks on your work placement?

  • Subsidised Canteen
  • Company Parties/Events
7/10

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.

8/10

Social

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.

7/10

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.

8/10

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.

8/10

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!

9/10