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Insight Details

  • Job Title: The PKF Experience
  • Start Date: 2011
  • Length: Insight (< 4 Weeks)
  • Location: Farringdon,
    Central London and City
  • Salary: Unpaid
  • Roles: Accountancy
  • Reviewer’s Course: BSc Mathematics
  • Reviewer’s University: University of Exeter
  • Review Date:

Company Sector

  • Accountancy

This review was written using a previous version of questions that were updated in 2013

Job Title: The PKF Experience

Overall Rated 6.9

10 1

★★★★★★★☆☆☆

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The Role

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

Rated 9/10

It was a great insight into the company and the profession and an excellent opportunity to develop key employability skills.

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

Rated 9/10

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

Rated 9/10

The staff running the event were very helpful and friendly as were all the staff in the office.

4. How busy were you on a daily basis?
★★★★★★★★☆☆

Rated 8/10

The days were always well planned and filled with team activities as well as individual sessions such as a practice interview and work shadowing.

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

Rated 0/10

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

Rated 9/10

All the skill learned are transferable to any organisation or interview experience. I'm sure some skill such as giving a succinct presentation and communicating effectively with peers will be invaluable when searching for a job.

The Organisation

7. What was the general atmosphere in your office?
★★★★★★★★☆☆

Rated 8/10

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

Rated 10/10

The days were well structured but there was always an option to change things to fit in with the desires of the group.

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

Rated 7/10

They gave us individual feedback on cv's, interviews and our general performance to help us to understand how we can improve our employability.

10. What were the perks on your work placement?
☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆

Rated 0/10

  • There were no perks with this insight
11. How appealing are future employment prospects within the organisation?
★★★★★★★★☆☆

Rated 8/10

I will certainly apply to the firm in the future and hopefully this week will have given me a better chance in succeeding.

Other Information

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

Rated 9/10

Everyone was very friendly and like-minded so we all got on very well.

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

Rated 5/10

In central london it is expected to be expensive.

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

Rated 7/10

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

Rated 5/10

This was not an option for the placement but in the company in general i'm sure there are.

16. In addition to these questions, is there any extra information you would like to leave about your experiences on your work placement that other students may be interested in?

Travel expenses up to £50 were reimbursed. I would highly recommend this week to anyone looking to gain an insight into accountancy in general or PKF.

Final Average Overall Review Ratings

Calculated by combining the answers in each section. Back to Top

  • The Role Overall

    ★★★★★★★☆☆☆
  • The Organisation Overall

    ★★★★★★★☆☆☆
  • Everything Else Overall

    ★★★★★★★☆☆☆

The final verdict…

On average, this intern student rated PKF with a 6.9 star rating average.

★★★★★★★☆☆☆

Review 3/5 for PKF

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