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Rating

3.9/5
  • The Role
    4.5
  • The Company
    3.5
  • The Culture
    3.4

    The Role

  • 1. To what extent did you enjoy your work placement or internship?
  • Great experience, has provided me with lots of opportunities to learn and to apply some of the knowledge I'd gained in my first two years.

    5/5

  • 2. To what extent did you feel valued by your colleagues?
  • Treated the same as any other member of the team.

    5/5

  • 3. To what extent were you given support and guidance by management/your supervisor(s)?
  • Supported by managers when I needed clarification on tasks. Supervisor walked me through processes such as how to write technical reports for the company.

    4/5

  • 4. How busy were you on a daily basis?
  • Initially slow, but after settling in, always had tasks assigned to me or could support a colleague with their work.

    4/5

  • 5. How much responsibility were you given during your placement?
  • Was given a high level of responsibility. Had the opportunity to deploy software, and to interact directly with clients.

    5/5

  • 6. To what extent did/will the skills you developed, and training you received, assist you in your degree studies and beyond?
  • The development tools I've learnt how to use on placement will allow me to develop and debug my final year project.

    5/5

    The Company

  • 7. What was the general atmosphere in your office?
  • Open plan office so it was easy to communicate. Quite happy to use headphones when completing work. Lots of interesting discussions.

    4/5

  • 8. How well organised was the overall work placement or internship set up?
  • They'd had interns previously, and some initial tasks and a handover were arranged for me.

    4/5

  • 9. In terms of personal training and development, to what extent did the company or firm invest in you?
  • Gave me plenty of time to get up to speed with technologies. Experienced developers were more than happy to spend some of their time going through code/tools with me. No formal training.

    4/5

  • 10. What were the perks on your work placement?
  • Flexi Time

    Company Parties/Events

    3/5

  • 11. How appealing are future employment prospects within the organisation?
  • Global organsiation, lots of different divisions and a well established graduate scheme

    4/5

    The Culture

  • 12. Was there a good social scene amongst any fellow placement students/colleagues?
  • Interacted regularly with the other interns over lunch

    3/5

  • 13. What was the cost of living and socialising in the area you worked in?
  • Lived in a student area near my University. Very good cost of living compared to friends who moved to places like London.

    5/5

  • 14. What was the Nightlife like in the area you worked?
  • University area so had access to the students union and all of the nightlife in the city centre.

    5/5

  • 15. Were there many opportunities to get involved in activities outside of work?
  • Only informal events organised by my team

    1/5

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Details

Placement Year (10 Months+)

Wales

June 2015


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