Year 10 Student Placement at Lubrizol

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Role Description

Work experience

About You

1. To what extent did you enjoy the insight?

I enjoyed the experience so much that I would like to get myself a summer job there during my studies.
5 /5

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

I got involved in multiple tasks, some of which contributed to the company. All the employees were friendly and I was slightly surprised to find that almost everyone knew each other or at least everyone knew everyone in their department. The receptionists were welcoming, friendly and made me happy to wait the extra 15 minutes in the morning before the work began. Considering I was only there for 3 days I felt they made the experience very enjoyable.
5 /5

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

I was constantly with another employee who supervised and helped me during my work placement. They were always willing to help if there were any issues and problems.
5 /5

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

I learnt a few new A-levels stuff in chemistry that will be useful as I am currently considering doing Chemical Engineering at university.
5 /5

The Company

5. How well structured was the insight?

For 3 days they managed to squeeze me into almost all of the different departments Lubrizol has and the majority of the time I didn't spend too long in an individual department. They had created a timetable for me where the time slots were precise to 30 minutes.
5 /5

6. How was the general atmosphere during your insight?

Since I was constantly moving and discovering what happens in each department there was always something for me to ask about, to do and to learn. I was almost always engaged in doing something and there was always something that fascinated me. Even though things that are standard from the employees point of view, the employees were willing to answer all my questions and made the experience interesting and fun.
5 /5

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

The company organised different employees to take me around their department for a set amount of time where I was involved in different activities.
4 /5

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?

Since I was constantly moving I didn't get to see what an individuals full day is like but they helped me to understand what they do each day by giving me an example or by doing a task they have been set as part of their daily routine. I got involved with these activities and I stayed for the same working hours the average employee has.
4 /5

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

I discovered a lot about Lubrizol in how they operate, work and communicate. I have learnt that they are situated around the world to the smallest details such as the fact they use the american date to reduce confusion on an international level and that they use many acronyms.
5 /5

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

It has made me realise that I am really interested in chemistry and want to pursue a career in a chemistry / engineering related field.
5 /5

Everything Else

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

I was not anticipating to be paid as it was just year 10 work-experience.

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

Yes, I met a number of different employees at lunch time and met some of my supervisors colleagues.
4 /5

13. How were the networking/ social event opportunities?

Fun and enjoyable.
4 /5

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

Even though I was there for a short period of time I was aware of the sporting activities available to the employees.
4 /5

15. Would you recommend this insight to a friend?

Most definitely
5 /5