IT Project Management Industrial Placement at Network Rail

Duration
Placement Year (10 Months+)
Region
Milton Keynes East of England
Review Date
Salary
£16,000 - £17,999
Roles
Business Management Information Technology Transportation

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6.5/10

The Role
5.8
Organisation
7.8

Socialising

5.8

The Role

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

For the most part I have enjoyed my placement year.

6/10

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

I felt valued by a number of my colleagues throughout the year.

5/10

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

My management and my supervisors were engaging and proactive in giving me support and guidance.

7/10

4. How busy were you on a daily basis?

I found that my workload came in peaks and troughs. Some days and weeks I was extremely busy and others i found myself with a fair amount of capacity.

5/10

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

I was given a fair amount of responsibility but nothing that could be considered extensive.

6/10

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

My approach to the vital final year work at university will benefit from my placement year but the specifics of my course will not be greatly impacted,

6/10

The Organisation

7. What was the general atmosphere in your office?

The atmosphere in the office was always a positive one, there was good fun and a friendly environment in which to work. My team were particularly friendly.

8/10

8. How well organised was the overall work placement or internship set up?

The overall graduate and placement scheme was managed and run very well.

8/10

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

I was offered many different training courses and a variety of different opportunities to engulf myself in that were not always related to my day job but were generally work/industry related.

8/10

10. What were the perks on your work placement?

  • Sports and Social Club
  • Subsidised/Company Gym
  • National Travel
  • Financial Bonus
  • Company Parties/Events
  • Above 25 days holiday
  • Working from home
  • Travel loan
8/10

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

Future employment here is something I would seriously consider.

7/10

Social

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

Yes, there was a fair amount to do in the social environment among other colleagues.

7/10

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

Not as expensive as London but could have been cheaper.

6/10

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

Poor, not an area that is renown for its nightlife. Two okay clubs, not in great locations.

3/10

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

Yes, the sport and social club offered a great deal of opportunity.

7/10