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Our internship at Caplin Systems Ltd.

Datum: 06.10.2019
Kategorie: Informatik InformatikInformatik & Management
Von: Lotteritsch, Mikula, Steinberger

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Enjoying ...

Enjoying ...

Off to London

Off to London

Typical workday

Typical workday

... London

... London

By Andreas Lotteritsch, Elias Mikula & Jonathan Steinberger

About us

We are students, attending the 5th grade of a higher technical college for Software Development. Our school is located in Villach, Austria. We’ll graduate next year. All of us love travelling and getting to know new things. That is why we decided to work at Caplin in London this year. That turned out to be one of the best choices we made so far.

What does a typical workday look like?

Caplin develops and sells financial trading software, so this was the main aspect we had to work on, too. We rented an apartment in Cricklewood, which is a 45 min train and tube travel from Caplin. So, we got up at 7:30am every day to have our daily routine and catch the train afterwards. From Aldgate (our end station) to Caplin it is just a 3min walk. Since Caplin supplies their employees with breakfast and other snacks, we took this opportunity and had breakfast at work every day. The work environment is very good, so you never would have to stress yourself. We started working on the laptops Caplin provided us from 9am-1:30pm. We always made our lunch break at half past one. There are lots of cheap restaurants near the work (very helpful for students). After lunchbreak, we usually played a game of ping-pong and continued working afterwards. We left at 6pm every day.

What did you enjoy most about working at Caplin?

There are lots of great things to mention about Caplin. For instance, everybody is friendly and helpful. So, if you got any problem you always could ask some of your co-workers. Another great thing is that there are so many meetings, which allow you to talk to someone who knows what he/she does and ask questions. Another big thing is, that you get treated like a normal employee, for example we were invited to a company grill-party. Not to forget about the laptops and food provided.

What did you do in your free time?

Before we came to London, we already made plans what to do there. Most importantly we wanted to see the London Eye and other sights like that. Even though most of those sights were really expensive we saw a lot of them. On one of the weekends we went to a pub for the very first time in our life, it was amazing. Once we went to the coast of London (South-End) to try out fish n’ chips. There are so many possibilities to spend your free time in London.

Conclusion

We are very grateful that we had the chance to experience an internship like this. It was remarkable. We learned so much new things. 

Thank you Caplin!

Andreas, Elias & Jonathan