Summer Placemen in R & D at Unilever

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Duration
Internship (1-4 Months)
Region
Port Sunlight North West
Review Date
Salary
£16,000 - £17,999
Roles
Science/Research

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8.7/10

The Role
9.0
Organisation
9.0

Socialising

8.0

The Role

Role Description

Worked alongside the Bioscience department at the Unilver R & D in Port sunlight. I was involved in 2 main projects looking at methods for assesing antidandrfuff and new antiinflammatories for oral health care. The day to day involved working in the laborartories, attending meetings and writing up reports.

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

Excellent placement. Enjoyed the day to day and moving to Liverpool for the summer!

10/10

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

By the end yes, but perhaps took a while in the first few weeks!

9/10

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

Excellent!

10/10

4. How busy were you on a daily basis?

Variable. Very quiet at the beginning and then the work load picked up.

8/10

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

Was part of two groups working alongside others. I had alot more responsibility in the last few weeks.

7/10

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

The lab practice brilliant and has helped towards my third year studies.

10/10

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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?

Very well organised. The buddy system worked effectively. I felt that I could have been used more at the beginning.

9/10

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

Had numerous meetings.

9/10

10. What were the perks on your work placement?

  • Flexi Time
  • Subsidised Canteen
  • Sports and Social Club
  • Company Parties/Events
  • Staff Sales/Staff Shop
9/10

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

I would love to work for them again. Have been put through for interview.

9/10

Social

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

I lived with 2 other placement students.

10/10

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

Liverpool was relatively cheap and we all lived so close together.

9/10

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

Liverpool was excellent.

5/10

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

Football mainly.

8/10

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