Business Improvement Intern at Eaton

Duration
Placement Year (10 Months+)
Region
Doncaster Yorkshire and Humberside
Review Date
Salary
£12,000 - £13,999
Roles
Business Management

6.7/10

The Role
8.0
Organisation
6.2

Socialising

5.5

The Role

Role Description

Taking part and managing improvement and other projects in a manufacturing environment.

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

I was given real responsibilities to deliver and make a difference in the business. Very challenging and very rewarding.

9/10

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

Once I have proved myself I was treated equally among the other members of the team.

9/10

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

We had regular review with my manager and and he was always there to answer my questions and give a proffessional advice.

8/10

4. How busy were you on a daily basis?

I was quite busy once I got my own projects to run. So staying over on a regular basis is a norm.

5/10

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

Was given quite a lot of responcibility over important aspects on the shop floor. Some projects involved tens of people to take control of.

9/10

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

The skills that I developed during the year through the experience, rather than the training, are xtremely useful and will help me through my career in future.

8/10

The Organisation

7. What was the general atmosphere in your office?

I would say that most of the time it was a balanced atmosphere of normal people coming to work.

5/10

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

The induction was organised very well, and then I was just performing as everybody else in my team, tackling the issues of the business that needed action.

5/10

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

I did receive some good training: Project Management, Commercial Awareness, Finance for Managers, Excell, Power Point, etc...
Short and basic, but nice.

5/10

10. What were the perks on your work placement?

  • Financial Bonus
  • Company Parties/Events
7/10

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

I was offered to join their graduate program, which I am probably going to do.

9/10

Social

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

We were all placed at different sites, but we did meet during the training sessions and had a good time together.

5/10

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

Being a big town, Doncaster offers everything at a medium price

5/10

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

I am not a big fan of nightlife, but at the times I did go out it was quite average.

5/10

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

There are enough opportunities, as long as you want them.

7/10