Women in Technology Insight Programme at Schlumberger

Insight / Vacation Scheme (< 4 Weeks)
London Central London and City
Review Date
Chemical Engineering

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Role Description

A two day insight into the oil and gas industry

1. To what extent did you enjoy the insight?

I have never known that much about the oil and gas industry before attending this programme. It was really interesting and informative and I also got to meet people from different universities.


2. To what extent did you feel valued during your time at the company or firm?

The staff were very friendly and they tried their very best to explain. I felt really welcome at the event.


3. How much guidance/support did you receive during the insight?

Staff were always there willing to help and answer any questions that we have. Work shadowing is very interesting.


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

I get a taste of how the real working world is like. Working together as a team during the case study made me realise how important team work is.


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5. How well structured was the insight?

There was a lot of information that was delivered to us during the two days. Overall, it is well structured and the flow of the event is very smooth.


6. How was the general atmosphere during your insight?

Nice and friendly staff as well as the participants. You never feel that you have been neglected.


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

We got the opportunity to shadow the engineers in the technology centre. I learned a lot about the company and oil and gas industry in general.


8. To what extent did the insight help you to understand what it would be like to have a full time role with the company or firm?

Job shadowing certainly helps even though it was only for a short period of time. Case study also gave me a feel of what engineers at Schlumberger do.


9. How much did the insight help you in understanding the company culture?

It was mentioned quite a number of times that the company is a very diverse company, with employees from many different countries.


10. How valuable was the content in helping you to decide on your future career path?

It gave me an insight into what it is like to work in an oil and gas industry, having known noting about the oil and gas industry beforehand.


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11. Were you paid or reimbursed adequately for this experience?

Travel expenses to and from the event were reimbursed and accommodation and meals were paid for.

12. Were there opportunities for networking and meeting other employees of the company or firm?

We got to meet employees from different centres during the mini careeer fairs.


13. How were the networking/ social event opportunities?

The employees share about their working experience. They also talked about their life at Schlumberger.


14. Did you find out about activities that employees can get involved in outside of work?

Not a lot. But some of the employees do share a little about it.


15. Would you recommend this insight to a friend?

I would definitely recommend this insight to a friend.