Student intern at Schlumberger

Placement Year (10 Months+)
Cambridge East of England
Review Date
£20,000 - £21,999
Chemistry Physics

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The Role



The Role

Role Description

To investigate properties using different experiments that would help with the understanding of fundamentals.

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

My placement is great, I was given real tasks that is connected to what my department and manager and other colleagues are working on.


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

I feel that my colleagues and my supervisor valued my input and work.


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

My supervisor was extremely supportive and helpful in guiding me towards the right direction and providing me with very useful information.


4. How busy were you on a daily basis?

There were a lot of tasks to finish, but I was given sufficient time to complete them. I was given the freedom to practice time management on my own terms.


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

I was given responsibility over my work that was given by my manager.


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

The skills I practice everyday with regards to the scientific method and the 'soft skills' including communicating with others, time managing and thinking on my feet are all very useful in the future.


The Organisation

7. What was the general atmosphere in your office?

The general atmosphere was very pleasant and the colleagues are all very friendly.


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

The placement was very well organised, from the beginning to my current date on my placement.


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

The company invested time and effort in helping me understand the industry and the intern community is a great tool in personal training and development.


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

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

My placement is said to be helpful in the company's decision in hiring me in the future.



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

The social scene is great, particularly with the intern community.


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

Cambridge wasn't cheap but wasn't overly expensive either.


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

The nightlife could have been a bit better, in my opinion. But it is a student town, so that helped


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

There are opportunities to get involved in activities outside of work, particularly with social scenes.