Application Development Student at Lubrizol

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Placement Year (10 Months+)
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The Role
The Company
The Culture

Role Description

Managing projects and developing applications

The Role

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

Working at Lubrizol has been a great experience as I was able to gain new skills.
4 /5

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

My colleagues were able to give me valuable feedback and support in order for me to progress forward.
4 /5

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

Other developers were able to teach me on how to analyse technical problems efficiently. My supervisors gave me advice on organisation, project management and coding techniques. Overall the support was fantastic from them.
5 /5

4. How busy were you on a daily basis?

I had to progress through three different projects and ensure they follow a specific life cycle model.
5 /5

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

I was responsible for maintaining and modifying three different projects used by various customers around the world.
5 /5

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

I plan on incorporating the core skills that I have learnt from Lubrizol, into my final year project.
4 /5

The Company

7. What was the general atmosphere in your office?

Everyone in the department were really friendly
5 /5

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

At the start of the placement year, the previous placement student was able to teach me the basics. After a few weeks, I picked up multiple projects. Overall, the set up was very good.
4 /5

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

The department gave me online training resources to learn from as well as setting sessions to teach me different technologies.
4 /5

10. What were the perks on your work placement?

  • Flexi Time
  • Subsidised Canteen
  • Sports and Social Club
  • Company Car
  • Subsidised/Company Gym
  • National Travel
  • International Travel
  • Financial Bonus
  • Company Parties/Events
  • Staff Sales/Staff Shop
  • Above 25 days holiday
  • Working from home
  • Healthcare from home
  • Healthcare/Dental
  • Travel loan
3 /5

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

They are quite appealing due to the infrastructure and organisation that they have
4 /5

The Culture

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

There was a very good social scene
4 /5

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

I cannot comment in this area because I lived at home
3 /5

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

Nightlife is very good as all bars and clubs are located within the city centre
5 /5

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

There were a good amount of opportunities to get involved with activities outside of work due to Lubrizol's sports and social club setting them up.
4 /5