Insight Attendee at Schlumberger

Insight / Vacation Scheme (< 4 Weeks)
Gloucester South West
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About You
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About You

1. To what extent did you enjoy the insight?

I enjoyed the insight event very much, there were a wide variety of activities such as job shadowing and a case study that made the event extremely interesting and enjoyable. Also, everyone was very friendly and approachable so it was easy to ask questions.


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

I felt valued during the event, when we were job shadowing we were split into smaller groups of 2-3 which made the activity feel more personal. The employee I shadowed also tailored his presentation to my degree (which he did not study himself) and highlighted research areas in my field that Schlumberger undertake.


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

Throughout the event we had a lot of guidance with regards to what we were doing that day and if we had any questions then it was easy to approach someone and ask. Also, during the case study each team was assigned someone to support us throughout the activity.


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

During the event we were asked to present a few times which further developed my presentation skills and will be valuable for my studies and beyond. I felt the information I received about the oil industry was the most valuable and after this event I would consider a career in upstream oil.


The Organisation

5. How well structured was the insight?

The event was very well structured. When we arrived at the hotel we were given a pack that included a clear itinerary of the different activities we would be undertaking over the next two days and where we would be eating out etc.


6. How was the general atmosphere during your insight?

The atmosphere was great, all the employees were very friendly and the meal the night before the event meant we could get to know everyone which made the next two days even more enjoyable.


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

I felt like this event was really well organised and that they had put a lot of thought into the content of the day to make sure we got as much out of this experience as possible. It was great that we had a chance to take part in loads of activites like job shadowing to learn more about the company, and the case study to help develop problem solving skills.


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?

During the event we were able to speak to a variety of employees from different areas ranging to fieldwork or tech roles, everyone was happy to talk about their experience with the company and this provided a valuable understanding of what it would be like to work in various roles within Schlumberger.


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

The event provided a great insight into company culture as everyone was really open to talking about their personal experiences about working in Schlumberger. It was also interesting to learn about the career options within the company itself.


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

The content was extremely valuable and after participating in this event and I would now consider a career in upstream oil.


Other Information

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

Schlumberger paid for all travel expenses and meals were provided so there were no other expenses.

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

There were plenty of opportunities to network in a variety of setting. For example on the second night we went out for a meal with some managers from the company and had a chance to network then. Also throughout the day many different employees were involved in the days activities.


13. How were the networking/ social event opportunities?

The networking opportunities were great, the restaurant we went to was very nice and provided a great atmosphere to connect with other attendees as well as Schlumberger employees.


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

One of the presentations given was by two interns who talked to us about their experiences. During this presentation they mentioned activities outside of work such as sporting events like rounders and trips to visit other Schlumberger offices.


15. Would you recommend this insight to a friend?

I would definitely recommend this insight to a friend, it was an invaluable experience.