Finance Intern at Eaton

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Duration
Placement Year (10 Months+)
Region
newport Wales
Review Date
Salary
£16,000 - £17,999
Roles
Accountancy

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7.9/10

The Role
8.8
Organisation
7.2

Socialising

7.2

The Role

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

I enjoyed my placement, I developed and refined value skills that will be useful throughout my career.

9/10

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

I felt my role was an important role in the business, helping out with core financial operations along with ongoing projects.

9/10

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

I had good support by my managers and everyone around me was open to help me if I needed it.

9/10

4. How busy were you on a daily basis?

During a finance month end the workload gets quite large and requires effective and efficient working. (the hours could be long)

8/10

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

I got given a real job with a lot of responsibility that needed to be sent directly to head office for reporting purposes.

9/10

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

I learnt, developed and refined a lot of key skills that will be useful in my career, I am able to see they have helped me in my final year at uni already.

9/10

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The Organisation

7. What was the general atmosphere in your office?

good atmosphere, everyone was friendly and up for a joke, but when work needed to be done, they were focused.

8/10

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

Well organized overall, got sent on training events with the other interns to improve out business skills. (professionalism, communication, excel training)

8/10

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

there were numerous training events with an external training agency which provided me with the opportunity to practice these skills before i got into the workplace.

9/10

10. What were the perks on your work placement?

  • Sports and Social Club
3/10

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

they have a graduate scheme, if they like you will be offered back.

8/10

Social

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

yes meeting all the other interns at the training events was good.

7/10

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

not too bad, we paid more for a nicer house that year.

8/10

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

Newport wasn't great, Cardiff was better and 15mins on the train.

7/10

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

not too many, only football and a fitness class with the colleagues. it got better towards the end of the placement.

7/10

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