Summer Intern

  • Internship (1-4 Months)
Duration
Internship (1-4 Months)
Location
Tower Hill, London , Central London and City
Salary
£16,000 - £17,999
Roles
Banking/Finance,
Course
Economics and Statistics
University
University College (UCL) London
Review Date
  • Overall Rating

    6.9
  • The Role Overall

    8.3
  • The Organisation Overall

    5.0
  • Social Overall

    7.2

The Role

Role Description

I worked in the UK retirement unit, where I was able to develop my numerical skills by calculating transfer values on a daily basis and monthly factors for some of the largest clients at Mercer. I was able to further my knowledge of the pensions industry by reading through benefit statements on a regular basis and by creating a presentation on Mercer and the pensions industry.

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

9

Enjoyed both the work and social aspects of working at Mercer.

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

8

Felt part of the team and valued by the team throughout my internship.

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

9

The employees were really approachable and helpful.

4. How busy were you on a daily basis?

8

I had a good balance of work throughout the internship.

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

8

I was given more responsibility as the internship went on and as I became more confident with the work.

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

8

I have gained useful teamwork and numerical skills, which will benefit me with my degree and future career.

The Organisation

7. What was the general atmosphere in your office?

8

Lively atmosphere to work in and the people are very friendly.

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

9

The internship was well organised and I was able to get involved with work from the beginning.

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

8

I was given a lot of training throughout the internship, in particular during the first week, for example I received training on excel and numerical calculations.

10. What were the perks on your work placement?

8
  • There were no perks with this Internship

11. How appealing are future employment prospects within the organisation?

0

Social

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

8

We went out regularly to the bars and restaurants near the office.

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

5

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

8

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

8

I was able to play cricket matches against other firms and play rounders with my team.