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  • The Role
  • The Company
  • The Culture

Role Description

Business Support

    The Role

  • 1. To what extent did you enjoy your work placement or internship?
  • I thoroughly enjoyed working for lubrizol. They looked after me, gave me extras and it gave me an insight into what working for a global company would be like.


  • 2. To what extent did you feel valued by your colleagues?
  • They welcomed me, were always willing to help and made me feeel appreciated.


  • 3. To what extent were you given support and guidance by management/your supervisor(s)?
  • At the start of the placement they asked me what i wanted to get out of the year. They then did there best to make sure i achieved those goals.


  • 4. How busy were you on a daily basis?
  • Some days were busier than others. However it would all depend on the size of the tasks given to you.


  • 5. How much responsibility were you given during your placement?
  • I was responsible for producing customer content, promotional content and also presentations which were being shown all around the world.


  • 6. To what extent did/will the skills you developed, and training you received, assist you in your degree studies and beyond?
  • I have learnt a variety of skills whilst working at Lubrizol; IT skills Organisation Time management Etc. However the two main ones I belive will help me out during my final year are confidence and communication skills. These have been boosted massively at Lubrizol.


    The Company

  • 7. What was the general atmosphere in your office?
  • I have had an office to myself throughout placement, with my name on the door. Whilst that does make you feel appreciated, it can be slightly boring and when you neeed help it can be tougher to communicatewith people.


  • 8. How well organised was the overall work placement or internship set up?
  • I have worked with all departments since the start and all have made sure im well looked after and am kept sufficiently busy.


  • 9. In terms of personal training and development, to what extent did the company or firm invest in you?
  • Loads of courses were offered up to me from the beginning. Collegues would take the time out to teach me skills I needed to learn.


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

    Subsidised Canteen

    Sports and Social Club

    Financial Bonus

    Company Parties/Events

    Above 25 days holiday


  • 11. How appealing are future employment prospects within the organisation?
  • Very! Brilliant company to work for, I was well looked after and appreciated for the work I did.


    The Culture

  • 12. Was there a good social scene amongst any fellow placement students/colleagues?
  • There are roughly 20 students all in the same boat as you at Lubrizol. I have made some great friends and we often socialise outside of work.


  • 13. What was the cost of living and socialising in the area you worked in?
  • Relitively cheap, same as most places.


  • 14. What was the Nightlife like in the area you worked?
  • Derby isnt great for a night out, the bars arent too bad. However, Nottingham is a bus journey away and has a very good nightlife.


  • 15. Were there many opportunities to get involved in activities outside of work?
  • Yes with the sports and social club. They had all different sports and activities going on.


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Placement Year (10 Months+)

2nd July 2015

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