Finance Intern at GE (General Electric)

Duration
Placement Year (10 Months+)
Region
Farnborough South West
Review Date
Salary
£16,000 - £17,999
Roles
Accountancy Banking/Finance Financial Management

6.6/10

The Role
8.3
Organisation
5.6

Socialising

5.2

The Role

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

I enjoyed it a lot. It's similar to my course and I loved my course.

9/10

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

Very valued. I do a real employee's job. The stuff I do matters.

9/10

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

I needed to ask a lot of questions to do my job, they were answered.

7/10

4. How busy were you on a daily basis?

Very busy. Stayed late quite a lot in the first half of my placement. Busy over quarter end which for quarter 4 landed over New Year. But busy is good. There is nothing worse than doing nothing for 7.5hrs a day.

I do not know how to rate this question, so leaving it at 5 - the middle.

5/10

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

Tremendous amount.

10/10

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

Invaluable experience. Directly links to my course. I want to do this as a career.

10/10

The Organisation

7. What was the general atmosphere in your office?

Friendly. Moved to open plan half way through, which made it easier to approach other finance managers.

6/10

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

You're treated more as full-time staff, so find it difficult to answer that question. Leaving at a 5/10.

5/10

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

There wasn't any opportunity for training/development which cost money. But I did have an 'SAP guru' visit me on 2 occasions which was very beneficial to the efficiency of my work.

8/10

10. What were the perks on your work placement?

  • There were no perks with this Placement Year
2/10

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

I would love to continue within GE when I graduate. There is a GE programme called FMP (Financial Management Programme), so I hope this internship will open that door in the future.

7/10

Social

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

The interns never socialised out of work hours. We all live in different directions, an hour each way.

2/10

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

I lived at home. Parents charged 1/6th of my wage. Saw lots of school friends who had graduated/were on placement too/never went to uni.

7/10

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

No idea, never went out. Previous interns went out in Ascot which apparently was good. Leaving as 5/10.

5/10

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

I may have got the wrong end of the stick here... But I attended classes at the local (to work) gym & joined a local (to home) choir.

7/10