Financial Planning Intern at Mazars LLP

Duration
Internship (1-4 Months)
Region
Milton Keynes West Midlands
Review Date
Salary
£12,000 - £13,999
Roles
Administration/Secretarial

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2.9/10

The Role
2.8
Organisation
2.4

Socialising

3.5

The Role

Role Description

Carried out basic administrative tasks within the financial planning department. Helped organise client profiles and played a small role in setting up the company's new intranet.

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

There were brief parts of the internship that were engaging and interesting, but the majority of the work was incredibly menial and I did not feel like I learnt very much about the financial planning industry.

3/10

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

Even though the tasks I completed were very basic and easy, I was very obviously appreciated by a wide range of colleagues for getting these tasks done.

7/10

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

Started off well, with a thorough introduction and initial plan, but before long my supervisor had lots of other work and was often too busy to find tasks for me. Instead, I had to turn to other graduates/colleagues in an attempt to find work.

3/10

4. How busy were you on a daily basis?

90% of the time I had nothing to do and was often incredibly bored.

1/10

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

Aside from taking care of some basic administrative duties, I was given next to no responsibility.

2/10

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

I have now decided to pursue a career with the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, working in international security. I have completely been put off working in the financial sector.

1/10

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The Organisation

7. What was the general atmosphere in your office?

I had a good laugh with the guys who were sitting around me, it wasn't particularly dull because of this.

7/10

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

Despite appearing to have planned a productive outline of my internship. my supervisor did not carry out his initial ideas. I often just felt like a burden, getting in the way of the workings of the office.

1/10

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

I had 2 full days of training and an induction session on my first morning, so better than nothing! However, lots of the training was too complex and did not relate to me. Therefore, I gained little from it.

2/10

10. What were the perks on your work placement?

  • There were no perks with this Internship
1/10

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

They briefly asked if I would be keen to work for them in the future but I turned down the opportunity there and then.

1/10

Social

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

Yes, I would spend most lunches with the same group of guys and organised a few social events after work too.

4/10

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

I did not live in the same area, but it seemed relatively reasonable.

5/10

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

Quite poor, had one fun night at the casino but that was it.

2/10

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

The only ones I heard about were football and golf, neither of which I play to a high enough standard.

3/10

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