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  • The Role
  • The Company
  • The Culture

Role Description

Testing High-End CMOS sensors from novel projects, for optimal performance. Presenting results in spreadsheets and focus on ways to optimize the sensor. Setting up a tester with high-end circuit boards, CoB's for assigned projects and often smaller scale testing such as soldering, running simulations and playing with oscilloscope.

    The Role

  • 1. To what extent did you enjoy your work placement or internship?
  • A great working environment with Opportunity to use state of art technology and equipments.


  • 2. To what extent did you feel valued by your colleagues?
  • The Design engineers of the sensor take my comments seriously and work together to optimize testing. Decisions like the scope and usability of the sensor are based on the reports of my findings after testing the sensor.


  • 3. To what extent were you given support and guidance by management/your supervisor(s)?
  • An introduction to the work in the beginning plus plenty of lessons are provided along the work. A senior supervisor is assigned throughout my placement who is helpful and provides advice as and when needed.


  • 4. How busy were you on a daily basis?
  • Never been too busy or bored, always had some exciting work to do. On the plus side I take advantage of flexi system which allows me to choose my work hours throughout my placement.


  • 5. How much responsibility were you given during your placement?
  • I have been presenting the progress/results of projects to the management, which is a key factor in making an overall decision (such as resource allotment, further allocations ) for the project.


  • 6. To what extent did/will the skills you developed, and training you received, assist you in your degree studies and beyond?
  • I have improved in almost all of the skills necessary for my degree and more. I have even found some potential ideas for my final year project.


    The Company

  • 7. What was the general atmosphere in your office?
  • Fun while working, the best you can get.


  • 8. How well organised was the overall work placement or internship set up?
  • I am working in a lab surrounded by high end equipments to assist me with my work.


  • 9. In terms of personal training and development, to what extent did the company or firm invest in you?
  • I have been improving my skills in Design work, which is introduced for my benefit as part of my degree.


  • 10. What were the perks on your work placement?
  • Flexi Time

    Subsidised Canteen

    Sports and Social Club

    Company Parties/Events

    Staff Sales/Staff Shop

    Above 25 days holiday

    Healthcare from home


  • 11. How appealing are future employment prospects within the organisation?
  • I am definitely going to apply for a job as a graduate. The opportunity is great here.


    The Culture

  • 12. Was there a good social scene amongst any fellow placement students/colleagues?
  • The placement student before I joined has been helpful and is a good friend. I have met many student from around the organization.


  • 13. What was the cost of living and socialising in the area you worked in?
  • People are great and I have no problems socializing. The cost of living is not bad for a placement student.


  • 14. What was the Nightlife like in the area you worked?
  • Ive been out most of the weekends. Its not bad for a town!


  • 15. Were there many opportunities to get involved in activities outside of work?
  • Yes, A recreational society, where I can join many sports club. You can sign up for a day tour for visitors and new members around the campus.


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Placement Year (10 Months+)

Electronics, Science/Research

31st October 2010

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