Jamie Stewart

Business Change &Technology Graduate

  • Computing for Graphics & Animation
  • Robert Gordon University
  • Internship (1-4 Months)

What was the interview process like?

The interview process was thorough but not overly daunting. The online application was easy to follow and the telephone interview was clear and concise. At the assessment centre

we were told exactly what would be happening at every turn and challenged in a positive way.

How much responsibility were you given?

On my internship I was trusted to help develop part of adviserzone.com, one of Standard Life’s largest websites. I was paired with an experienced developer when I needed help, but I was pleased that I was entrusted to help build something that is currently live and in use.

“If you enjoy your internship and make an impact there’s a great chance you’ll be offered a place on the Graduate programme.”

What has been your biggest challenge?

I enjoyed the internship so much I came back. Being on the graduate programme has provided my biggest challenge. I’m in a small team developing Standard Life’s mobile apps. It’s an exciting area to be working in with lots of responsibility and being in such a small team is empowering.

Describe a situation where you surpassed expectations.

I surpassed expectations in how quickly I was able to be productive in the team I worked in. My mentor had been assigned to work 50% solely on training me and was pleasantly surprised when I was able to get on alone for the most part.

How promising are the graduate prospects?

Fantastic. If you enjoy your internship and make an impact there’s a great chance you’ll be offered a place on the Graduate programme. I’ve come back because I get to see so much of the business early on and make decisions about what I want to do in the future.

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