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- 1. To what extent did you enjoy your work placement or internship?
- 2. To what extent did you feel valued by your colleagues?
- 3. To what extent were you given support and guidance by management/your supervisor(s)?
- 4. How busy were you on a daily basis?
- 5. How much responsibility were you given during your placement?
- 6. To what extent did/will the skills you developed, and training you received, assist you in your degree studies and beyond?
- 7. What was the general atmosphere in your office?
- 8. How well organised was the overall work placement or internship set up?
- 9. In terms of personal training and development, to what extent did the company or firm invest in you?
- 10. What were the perks on your work placement?
- 11. How appealing are future employment prospects within the organisation?
- 12. Was there a good social scene amongst any fellow placement students/colleagues?
- 13. What was the cost of living and socialising in the area you worked in?
- 14. What was the Nightlife like in the area you worked?
- 15. Were there many opportunities to get involved in activities outside of work?
The work within OA is interesting and varied.
Everyone within OA is very friendly. You are treated as an equal and invited to all the department social events.
I felt like I can ask my collegues for help whenever neccesary.
There is always plenty of varied work to do.
I am given the responsibility to talk to customers and deliver projects to external contractors.
I am a physics student and this placement was not predominantly Physics based. However I don't want a job in Physics after university so it was suitable for me.
The atmosphere is very friendly. It is a professional environment however there is always an oppertunity to interact with a varity of people.
The placement is very well organised. There is an induction day before you start work to get to know your collegues. Once you start your placement you get to know the department very well and it is very easy to understand your role.
There are a few training programmes that the compnay send you on such as ATC familiarisation. There are also oppertunities to take trips to airports to see how your work is valued in other parts of the business.
Sports and Social Club
Above 25 days holiday
Although there is not a DEG scheme within OA at the moment, there is a possiblility the scheme will be retunring soon. I would also consider working in other parts of the business as NATS is a good company to work for.
The engineering DEGs organise welcome events for the engineering IPs and OA IPs. You're made to feel welcome and make lots of new fridns very quickly.
Southampton is relatively cheap for a southern city. There is a student culture with lots of cheap bars and clubs.
Southampton lacks the nightlife of a large city such as Birmingham or Sheffield, but has a good social scene with plenty of clubs and bars.
NATS has a sports and social club which is very well attended. However there are very few other activities that aren't sports based.
Placement Year (10 Months+)
Aerospace/Aviation, Logistics and Operations