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Rating

4.2/5
  • The Role
    4.3
  • The Company
    4.3
  • The Culture
    4.0

Role Description

Auditing the financial statements of clients.

    The Role

  • 1. To what extent did you enjoy your work placement or internship?
  • Thoroughly enjoyed the placement - learnt a huge amount and met some great people.

    5/5

  • 2. To what extent did you feel valued by your colleagues?
  • There was little sense of hierarchy - open plan office, so juniors could sit with partners! My contributions and thoughts were always listened to.

    5/5

  • 3. To what extent were you given support and guidance by management/your supervisor(s)?
  • Given support in abundance. Always offered help and guidance on every job I did.

    5/5

  • 4. How busy were you on a daily basis?
  • Perfect balance when out at clients. When the new starters were first in the office it was difficult for the more senior members of staff to give us jobs as we didn't know what we were doing. The balance was much better as we learnt more.

    4/5

  • 5. How much responsibility were you given during your placement?
  • Was thrown straight into it - saw clients in my first proper week and was sent out on my own for clients very early on.

    4/5

  • 6. To what extent did/will the skills you developed, and training you received, assist you in your degree studies and beyond?
  • Although Accountancy is not the degree I study, it has certainly given me numerical and computer skills that can help me with my Economics degree. It has given me a great chance to improve my people skills as I am meeting new clients week in, week out.

    4/5

    The Company

  • 7. What was the general atmosphere in your office?
  • Good banter between all staff members. Never got too lively - it is accountancy after all - but was never dull!

    4/5

  • 8. How well organised was the overall work placement or internship set up?
  • Works exactly as a Grad job - very well organised.

    5/5

  • 9. In terms of personal training and development, to what extent did the company or firm invest in you?
  • Set up on a training contract to begin the ACA qualification

    5/5

  • 10. What were the perks on your work placement?
  • Company Parties/Events

    3/5

  • 11. How appealing are future employment prospects within the organisation?
  • Was offered the job post-university with them.

    5/5

    The Culture

  • 12. Was there a good social scene amongst any fellow placement students/colleagues?
  • Very good social scene - meet with them after work regularly for golf/drinks etc.

    5/5

  • 13. What was the cost of living and socialising in the area you worked in?
  • Similar to university costs for me.

    4/5

  • 14. What was the Nightlife like in the area you worked?
  • Nottingham City Centre - good nightlife on the whole.

    4/5

  • 15. Were there many opportunities to get involved in activities outside of work?
  • Plenty of invites to events though these were not frequently attended by many.

    3/5

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Details

Placement Year (10 Months+)

7th July 2016


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