Business Improvement Intern at Eaton

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


The Role



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.


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.


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.


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. 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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


10. What were the perks on your work placement?

  • Financial Bonus
  • Company Parties/Events

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.



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.


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


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.


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

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