Rating

9.1/10

165 reviews

  • The Role
    9.5
  • Organisation
    9.6
  • Socialising
    7.8

The Role

Role Description

production/manufacturing - scheduling for what products to be made and when
product design - design new products/testing/test procedures, setting up new suppliers
project management - managing numerous project teams


  1. To what extent did you enjoy your work placement or internship?
  2. really enjoyed the varying projects and roles, that actually do make a substantial difference to your company/department. Keeps you interesting with something to do throughout the placement. Chance to come back on they're graduate scheme!

    9/10

  3. To what extent did you feel valued by your colleagues?
  4. from the very start I was given projects that envolved every department, so you get to everyone pretty well

    10/10

  5. To what extent were you given support and guidance by management/your supervisor(s)?
  6. Manager was around 90% of the time. Could easily drop in for guidance/questions

    9/10

  7. How busy were you on a daily basis?
  8. usually well balance. odd occasion too busy or not enough, but only a couple times in the year. people usually on hand to help with heavy workloads, manager spots quickly if you're not busy (advice asking for work, finding your own projects, shows initiative)

    9/10

  9. How much responsibility were you given during your placement?
  10. Massive amounts of responsability. lead a 6 month project to relocate the department and design the new layouts/offices and production area. In charge of a team of 10+ on site staff and same again in contractors

    10/10

  11. To what extent did/will the skills you developed, and training you received, assist you in your degree studies and beyond?
  12. the training is invaluable. Some I wish did before going to University would have made my first two years a lot easier!!

    10/10

  13. What was the general atmosphere in your office?
  14. generally quite enjoyable, good laugh. Very open plan so can see what everyones doing and get involved.

    8/10

  15. How well organised was the overall work placement or internship set up?
  16. main Project debrief at start of year with regular reviews. structured training on and off site throughout the year. Have the ability to recomend training for yourself if can seen to be benificial to your role.........used this a lot

    10/10

  17. In terms of personal training and development, to what extent did the company or firm invest in you?
  18. glad to send you to other company site around country, and world (USA, China, Romania, Brazil) for some of the interns for training and larger projects

    10/10

  19. What were the perks on your work placement?
  20. Company Car

    National Travel

    International Travel

    Company Parties/Events

    10/10

  21. How appealing are future employment prospects within the organisation?
  22. opportunity to work with graduates to get a feel for the program. I have been offered a place back after graduation

    10/10

  23. Was there a good social scene amongst any fellow placement students/colleagues?
  24. with around 12-15 other interns, we met up throughout the year for socials. with colleagues most birthdays and Christmas events were celebrated in style

    8/10

  25. What was the cost of living and socialising in the area you worked in?
  26. reasonably cheap, around £300 with bills included. Lived ex students that had moved to the area for work that wernt with the company. House share well recomended.

    7/10

  27. What was the Nightlife like in the area you worked?
  28. Varied, as long as there was a group of you.........great laugh. not so if there just 1-3 of you

    7/10

  29. Were there many opportunities to get involved in activities outside of work?
  30. Lots of local sports clubs, enterntainment clubs around that were very welcoming.

    9/10

  31. In addition to these questions, is there any extra information you would like to leave about your experiences on your work placement that other students may be interested in?


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Placement Year (10 Months+)

Business Analytics, Business Management, Design, Electronic and Electrical Engineering, Electronics, Engineering, Financial Management, Manufacturing, Mathematics/Statistics, Mechanical Engineering, Product Design/Industrial Design

Nationwide

23rd June 2011

£12,000 - £13,999


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