Went to visit the company that have just offered me a placement in Leeds on Wednesday. Didn't like it at all. Very small company, could see a lot of personality clashes with the present employees and I just didn't really feel comfortable, so I turned it down... £10k pa even for a placement is ridiculous... not to mention the graduate software developer whos been there for 2 years already is only on £13k!!!... Just got back from an interview at Nissan in Sunderland. Brilliant. Bit of a more hands-on role, and more Project Management than Software Development, but with my charisma and personality, I think I'd enjoy it a lot more. Benefits are way better as well... £16k on placement with option on Nissan Car Lease scheme. And most placements students (providing they do well) have been taken on as graduates, starting on £24k... Fingers crossed for Nissan!