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  • The Role
  • The Company
  • The Culture

    The Role

  • 1. To what extent did you enjoy your work placement or internship?
  • Really interesting work - definitely something I want to do after University!


  • 2. To what extent did you feel valued by your colleagues?
  • Everyone makes you feel really welcome, and like part of the team, rather than an intern.


  • 3. To what extent were you given support and guidance by management/your supervisor(s)?
  • We have monthly one to ones, to talk about how we are doing, and also review meetings with our line managers to talk about progress.


  • 4. How busy were you on a daily basis?
  • Theres always a lot to do, but there is support if you feel it is too much


  • 5. How much responsibility were you given during your placement?
  • Lots! As said before, they treat you like one of the team, so you get similar responsibility as if you were a permanent member of staff


  • 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 two new programming languages - python and VBA, and a lot about analytical report writing. Also I'm getting a lot of experience in giving presentations.


    The Company

  • 7. What was the general atmosphere in your office?
  • Really friendly, always someone bringing in cake.


  • 8. How well organised was the overall work placement or internship set up?
  • Your supervisor makes sure you have enough work, and that it is all going well.


  • 9. In terms of personal training and development, to what extent did the company or firm invest in you?
  • Went on an Air Traffic Control Familiarisation Course, also got to go visit Heathrow Tower


  • 10. What were the perks on your work placement?
  • Subsidised Canteen

    Sports and Social Club

    Subsidised/Company Gym

    Company Parties/Events

    Above 25 days holiday


  • 11. How appealing are future employment prospects within the organisation?
  • Don't know


    The Culture

  • 12. Was there a good social scene amongst any fellow placement students/colleagues?
  • Various nights out organised, halloween party, christmas party...


  • 13. What was the cost of living and socialising in the area you worked in?
  • Rent is around £250 - £400 depending on how nice a flat you want, not very much to do in Whiteley though!


  • 14. What was the Nightlife like in the area you worked?
  • Only a few pubs, no clubs.


  • 15. Were there many opportunities to get involved in activities outside of work?
  • Various sports and social clubs, meetups outside of work.


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Placement Year (10 Months+)

Aerospace/Aviation, Mathematics/Statistics, Science/Research

South East

November 2010

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