I really enjoyed Savills internship because I felt a huge sense of pride working for a company with the reputation that Savills has. In addition to this, I was able to see a survey through to the end which has overall developed my skills further and should be a good stepping stone for jobs in the future. Furthermore, the generosity of the Capital Allowances and Recruitment Team helped me feel welcomed and ensured I enjoyed the insight scheme.
I really enjoyed seeing the Development department work in the office. I felt instantly welcomed and included in the day-to-day. I was given tasks that I had not done at university so have really learnt a lot during the week. Despite the summer scheme being cut short due to Covid-19, the team ensured I got a good oversight of the different teams in the office as well as the extent of their varied workload. The week has been a real enjoyment.
I thoroughly enjoyed this insight programme at Savills. It was a great working environment to be in, and with very friendly people, who kept me busy with interesting and varied work. The work was also well varied, attending conference calls, meetings, site visits and inspections.
I thought that the people working in my office were very welcoming and assisted me very well whenever I had questions with the work I had been given. I was also given a good amount of work to do which meant that I was always busy. However I would have liked the variety of work to be slightly different however this may have been due to the limited amount of tasks that someone of my skill level was able to complete.
The summer scheme was thoroughly enjoyable. I learnt a lot about the commercial real estate sector and particularly real estate valuation. I went out on site visits and measured the area of an industrial units, calculated stamp duty for various deals, calculated property yields and also found comparable evidence for several offices. I found these tasks particularly enjoyable as they will help me progress within my career. Also, I now understand how valuation reports are structured and what is to be included.
The placement has been extremely enjoyable and has provided me with both knowledge and experience that is invaluable. I have had a wide range of experience in a short space of time that has helped me to pin point the areas of the industry that I enjoy. I had an insight to both the professional environment in the office, as well as out on a property inspection which has been useful in showing me the type of work that Savills do. The team I worked with have been amazing and treated me as though I have been here for a while which has really helped me settle in, make the most of and enjoy the week.
Although my internship was meant to be for 4 weeks, due to Covid-19 it was reduced to only a weeks time. Despite this, I enjoyed my time and have learnt much in my short time here by taking part in site visits, helping out the office with tasks and getting involved in research etc.
I really enjoyed the placement and am very grateful for having the opportunity to do it. To be able to physically work in the office made the whole experience more enjoyable, especially with the office being very well set up for social distancing. Being physically in the office meant that I was able to meet numerous people and become more involved in the company, even in the shorter time frame that the placement was reduced to.
I have enjoyed my time but equally I would be lying if I said it has been everything I had hoped for. Although I've been set plenty of work to keep me occupied, I don't feel my team have been overly interested in integrating me on a personal level. Additionally, there has been little to no formal opportunity to meet the others on the summer scheme. I of course recognize that in that with social distancing measures this is more difficult, but nevertheless socializing events of some description could have been arranged and it's a great shame not to have got to know other interns better.
I have thoroughly enjoyed my time at Savills in the Bristol office. Everyone in the team has been so welcoming and helpful and keen to share their insight into the job. This has given me a flavour of what everyone in the team does even if I haven't specifically been with them. Everyone has made sure that I've been kept busy and have made sure I've been able to get out of the office at every opportunity possible, which has made for an exciting week!
I have thoroughly enjoyed my time at Savills this week. It has been a pleasure to work with one of the property industry's leading firms, and to shadow the work that the employees here carry out. It has really helped me to gain an understanding of the day to day running of one of the regional offices, the type of work carried out, and the experience of carrying out an office based role. I have decided to score the experience 8 for that reason, where I felt the insight could have been improved were if it were longer. Now whilst I fully understand the decision by Savills to make it 1 week as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, naturally when you're only present for 1 week instead of the usual 4, you lose precious time and opportunities to do more. For example I could have likely been given more responsibility and tasks were the experience longer, and learnt about other specialisms. But again I reiterate I understand the decision.
The Licensed Leisure department were very welcoming and I genuinely enjoyed my time with them. I was involved with various tasks (both office based and going to various pub locations). The ability to go on site visits was particularly rewarding as it emphasised the dynamic nature of the industry. Most importantly, the summer scheme being in-person (as opposed to online) massively benefited me as it was great to see how i would operate in an office.
This was the best work placement I have done. The week was incredibly well organised by the HR team and by the members of the team that I was sitting in. Although the placement was only for a week due to Covid, I was able to gain a good insight on the work of the company through the tasks I was set, but also through the conversations I had with people from different departments and through the departmental talks.
Shortened by the Corona virus I understand the limitations this placed upon the work environment yet I still felt quite bored at times. The tasks seemed menial at times and I just felt a bit left out of everything. Maybe because i wasn't staying a long time, but I felt most days there would be no difference if I was there or not. I didn't look forward to going in and spent a lot of my time bored.
I very much enjoyed the one week internship with Savills. It was really helpful to have an insight into what the different departments do and the different pieces of work they undertake. It was good to explore a regional office. I enjoyed the site visit - it was hugely helpful to see the desk work live. Subsequently I was able to then assist with the desk work and write up the report which was fantastic.