Air Products Graduate Reviews

Employer: Air Products
3.9
3.9/5 average employee rating (as reviewed by 48 people)

All of the below job reviews are anonymously written by graduates working at Air Products to provide you with a unique insight into working there.

7.2
3.6/5
Date added: 23rd February 2016 by Anonymous
What are the best and worst things about your company?
Despite recent changes, Air Products has maintained its family like culture. Enthusiasm towards projects can be infectious and colleagues are willing to go above and beyond their 'call of duty' to get jobs done without any decline in motivation. Help and training is always available and is given with patience. Clear communication regarding the company's financial progress is made every quarter. This is to determine which sectors of the business need improvement and which sectors are meeting / exceeding targets. The engineering graduate scheme provides a wonderful chance for graduates to gain experience in different sectors of the company. This aids the development of an engineer that is well rounded and understands the significance of other roles. This knowledge can be used to bridge gaps between different departments, use resources made available in previous roles and form strong interdepartmental networks. Unlike most graduate schemes the Air Products Engineering Graduate Scheme is 5 years long, which is considerably longer than most. The duration of each role allows enough time to adapt, learn and apply skills before moving to the next role. The learning curve grows steeper as the time spent in the role increases therefore a role lasting a year is far more beneficial than one lasting 9 months. The Air Products graduate scheme consists of three 1 year assignments and one 2 year assignment. Air Products pushes all their engineers to become a chartered and a financial incentive is provided to graduates to push to become a chartered engineer.A relocation allowance is only provided once by the company despite you having to potentially relocate four times. If you are a graduate, having just left university, chances are that you will have to relocate to be near to work. This is where a relocation allowance comes in handy, but thereafter you will not receive one again. 'Golden Handshake' - The company used to provide a salary advance before you started, in order to aid with rental agreements when moving to your new location. This no longer continues, therefore new graduates need to have saved enough money to pay for rental agreements as well as living costs for the first month. This can result in a backlog of payments that mean your next pay cheque will be used to pay for previous borrowings and so this will have a continuous knock on effect until eventually the debt (if any) has been paid off, which can take a long while. There is potential of some graduates having to take out loans to cover the first month's finances. Interest must be paid on top of the repayments and failure to pay these back results in further charges.
What do you actually do on a day-to-day basis?
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Job Title::
Machinery Engineer
Team:
Operations
Voted Useful by 8 People
8.3
4.2/5
Date added: 22nd February 2016 by Anonymous
What are the best and worst things about your company?
The culture, work environment and people - company. Challenging projects and versatility - job.
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Employer:
Job Title::
EDP
Team:
Asset management
Voted Useful by 4 People
8.6
4.3/5
Date added: 18th February 2016 by Anonymous
What are the best and worst things about your company?
The people are amazing! I really enjoy my colleagues company and the work I do. Everyone is helpful and very nice.Being a large company the hierarchy can sometimes be confusing. Maybe the structure of the company should be explained better.
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Employer:
Job Title::
Engineering Development Programme
Voted Useful by 7 People
9.8
4.9/5
Date added: 17th February 2016 by Anonymous
What are the best and worst things about your company?
Working with leading professionals who help you in your career development with commitment and passion. Be exposed to a wide range of equipment design and specification. Be active protagonist of a multi disciplinary project. Interaction with other disciplines and great exposure to commercial activities. Travel to inspect equipment and manufacturer factories. Possibility of rotation within the company departments according to both yours and the business need. The company is very flexible. Yearly salary increase is low.
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Employer:
Job Title::
Electrical Engineer
Team:
Engineering
Voted Useful by 5 People
8.2
4.1/5
Date added: 17th February 2016 by Anonymous
What are the best and worst things about your company?
As graduate engineers we have the chance to experience how various different sections of the company operate. In one assignment we may work in the design office and the next we could be out in the field operating plants. It gives you a great opportunity to expand your engineering skills in a large range of areas.1) Assignments are typically one year each. By the time you begin to really understand your role and how best to operate, you are moving on to your next assignment. 2) Assignments are located all over the UK and Europe. As the graduate scheme is 4 assignments over 5 years, you don't have the chance to place solid roots down for a while. Can be hard on relationships. Great opportunity to live abroad though.
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Employer:
Job Title::
Equipment Engineer
Team:
Integrated Gases
Voted Useful by 6 People
8.8
4.4/5
Date added: 17th February 2016 by Anonymous
What are the best and worst things about your company?
Great opportunities to get a wide range of experience while rotating assignments. Career development supported by the company. Good level of responsibility and interesting work. Opportunities of expat assignments. Friendly working atmosphere and flexible hours. Good starting salary and good progression.The options for assignments abroad are quite limited. Salary is independent of the location: i.e. There is no bonus compensating for high living cost in Greater London/ South West area.
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Employer:
Job Title::
PHD Graduate Engineer
Voted Useful by 7 People
6.9
3.5/5
Date added: 04th February 2016 by Anonymous
What are the best and worst things about your company?
Management and careers improvement.
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Career Sector: Arts & Media
Job Title::
Marketing
Team:
Marketing
Voted Useful by 5 People
7.7
3.9/5
Date added: 19th January 2016 by Anonymous
What are the best and worst things about your company?
Salary Flexibility Support European opportunities
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Employer:
Job Title::
Project Engineer
Voted Useful by 6 People
9.7
4.9/5
Date added: 18th January 2016 by Anonymous
What are the best and worst things about your company?
Freedom to choose a number of assignments in order to broaden my knowledge and experience. Given a mentor for personal development towards Chartership. Good communication opportunities with upper management.Different benefits package when compared with 'normal' employees.
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Employer:
Job Title::
PhD EDP
Team:
European Graduate Programme
Voted Useful by 5 People
7.2
3.6/5
Date added: 18th January 2016 by Anonymous
What are the best and worst things about your company?
Ability to work in different roles during the graduate scheme.Workload is very much project related, as in most companies.
What do you actually do on a day-to-day basis?
Employer:
Job Title::
Vessels Engineer
Team:
Design
Voted Useful by 4 People