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  • The Role
  • The Company
  • The Culture

    The Role

  • 1. To what extent did you enjoy your work placement or internship?
  • It was a priceless experience.


  • 2. To what extent did you feel valued by your colleagues?
  • I worked as part of the team on software releases, doing both development and testing.


  • 3. To what extent were you given support and guidance by management/your supervisor(s)?
  • I was never left stranded, there was always someone to offer support and help. I had monthly meetings with my supervisor where I could talk openly about any problems I had and he would do his best to solve them.


  • 4. How busy were you on a daily basis?
  • I was not thrown into anything heavy straight away. I was given time to adjust and learn and was eased into my role.


  • 5. How much responsibility were you given during your placement?
  • As the placement advanced and my skills developed I was given more responsibility. I was put on projects where I was required to liaise across teams and discipline.


  • 6. To what extent did/will the skills you developed, and training you received, assist you in your degree studies and beyond?
  • The skills I learnt here I could not have learnt anywhere else. It was a great experience. It made me a better programmer and a better professional. I am very grateful.


    The Company

  • 7. What was the general atmosphere in your office?
  • The generally relaxed and friendly atmosphere made it a pleasant place to work


  • 8. How well organised was the overall work placement or internship set up?
  • 4/5

  • 9. In terms of personal training and development, to what extent did the company or firm invest in you?
  • They allowed me to get trained up on areas which I showed an interest in.


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

    Subsidised Canteen

    Subsidised/Company Gym

    Financial Bonus

    Staff Sales/Staff Shop

    Working from home

    Healthcare from home


  • 11. How appealing are future employment prospects within the organisation?
  • 4/5

    The Culture

  • 12. Was there a good social scene amongst any fellow placement students/colleagues?
  • 5/5

  • 13. What was the cost of living and socialising in the area you worked in?
  • 4/5

  • 14. What was the Nightlife like in the area you worked?
  • 4/5

  • 15. Were there many opportunities to get involved in activities outside of work?
  • 4/5

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Placement Year (10 Months+)

North East

March 2011

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