Target area diagnostics and development at Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC)

Duration
Placement Year (10 Months+)
Region
Oxford South West
Review Date
Salary
£16,000 - £17,999
Roles
Science/Research

9.1/10

The Role
9.7
Organisation
9.0

Socialising

8.2

The Role

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

Currently 4 months in. The work is fantastic. I work with one of the wrolds most powerful lasers and it is incredible. I have learnt more than I could have imagined in such a short space of time.

10/10

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

I am always given challenging jobs by any one of my colleagues.

10/10

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

If I needed time off or I was stuck I could ask anyone. If they didnt know they would tell who would know.

10/10

4. How busy were you on a daily basis?

Sometimes bored, often perfect balance.

9/10

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

9/10

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

At university we did experiments, but those were nothing like the experiments here. I investigate and devise solutions. I have become a more experianced experimenter.

10/10

The Organisation

7. What was the general atmosphere in your office?

9/10

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

9/10

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

10/10

10. What were the perks on your work placement?

  • Flexi Time
  • Sports and Social Club
  • Subsidised/Company Gym
  • Company Parties/Events
  • Above 25 days holiday
10/10

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

I really hope I impress enough to get a future job.

7/10

Social

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

Lots of other students. The company put you in contact with the other students months before the placement with the aim of finding housemates. This idea works wonderfully.

10/10

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

I choose to live in Didcot, short distance to oxford, cheaper living cost.

7/10

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

Didcot hasnt got a nightlife, Oxford does.

6/10

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

10/10