Rating

4.1/10

1241 reviews

  • The Role
    4.7
  • Organisation
    4.2
  • Socialising
    3.2
  1. To what extent did you enjoy your work placement or internship?
  2. I enjoyed it, but I didn't enjoy the last week when I knew that the desk had made a hiring decision early in the week but I had to wait until the end of the week to be told

    3/10

  3. To what extent did you feel valued by your colleagues?
  4. Not really sure, very hard to tell.

    3/10

  5. To what extent were you given support and guidance by management/your supervisor(s)?
  6. Some people were much better than others at support and guidance, which was to be expected but it was unfortunate if you were the intern who didn't have a great person who was allocated to guide you

    5/10

  7. How busy were you on a daily basis?
  8. Not particularly busy when I didn't have the project to be getting on with, but there was always something to read or someone to have a short chat with if you went and found it

    5/10

  9. How much responsibility were you given during your placement?
  10. Couldn't be given that much responsibility as it would breach regulation. But was given as much as they could give me . The project that we were set was very interesting, taught me a lot, allowed me to talk to lots of people and filled up the time when there were no day to day tasks for me to get on with. So even though this wasn't a large responsibility it was good/great that they had given me something to do because I wasn't allowed responsibility

    5/10

  11. To what extent did/will the skills you developed, and training you received, assist you in your degree studies and beyond?
  12. Not relevant to the degree I am doing. But very useful for the future job I hope to enter into and also personal skills for communication etc it was very useful

    7/10

  13. What was the general atmosphere in your office?
  14. Veru friendly and good hours.

    7/10

  15. How well organised was the overall work placement or internship set up?
  16. It was reasonably well organised, the only problem was that there weren't many social events organised for us to get to know the rest of the interns, whereas on the banking side there was at least one a week so we felt that we were missing out

    5/10

  17. In terms of personal training and development, to what extent did the company or firm invest in you?
  18. Had 1 week training right at the start, other then that there wasn't any training or development

    3/10

  19. What were the perks on your work placement?

  20. 1/10

  21. How appealing are future employment prospects within the organisation?
  22. Not really sure that the anser fits the question....a job would be appealing, but I don't know if I have a job with them yet

    5/10

  23. Was there a good social scene amongst any fellow placement students/colleagues?
  24. Not great, weren't really any social events organised for us so we had to organise it ourselves, which never really happened other than once or twice. Was rather upsetting that they cancelled our leaving event sfor markets

    3/10

  25. What was the cost of living and socialising in the area you worked in?
  26. Really very expensive.

    2/10

  27. What was the Nightlife like in the area you worked?
  28. Great as it was London, but didn't get to socialise all that much in many different places as nothign was organised, there budget restrictions

    6/10

  29. Were there many opportunities to get involved in activities outside of work?
  30. Only in the first week and last week

    2/10

  31. In addition to these questions, is there any extra information you would like to leave about your experiences on your work placement that other students may be interested in?


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Internship (1-4 Months)

Sales

Central London and City

1st September 2011

Less than £ 10,000


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