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  • The Role
  • The Company
  • The Culture

    The Role

  • 1. To what extent did you enjoy your work placement or internship?
  • I enjoyed my time at Smith & Williamson and would recommend it to anyone considering going into this field.


  • 2. To what extent did you feel valued by your colleagues?
  • By the end of the scheme I genuinely felt like I was helping my colleagues with there work.


  • 3. To what extent were you given support and guidance by management/your supervisor(s)?
  • We were showed what to do and if unsure it was always easy to ask.


  • 4. How busy were you on a daily basis?
  • Most of the time I was kept busy and always had work. There were a couple of quieter days but this is to be expected so I cannot complain on this front.


  • 5. How much responsibility were you given during your placement?
  • A surprisingly large amount. In my 3rd week at the firm I was already in meetings with clients and felt part of a team on the project.


  • 6. To what extent did/will the skills you developed, and training you received, assist you in your degree studies and beyond?
  • I have considerably more understanding now of how a business and its finances work.


    The Company

  • 7. What was the general atmosphere in your office?
  • This was the part that surprised me the most as it was always a social environment and I felt quickly involved with the team


  • 8. How well organised was the overall work placement or internship set up?
  • Well organised and had no issues on this front.


  • 9. In terms of personal training and development, to what extent did the company or firm invest in you?
  • We had multiple training sessions particularly early on in the internship so hope to come back in the future to benefit more from the firms investments.


  • 10. What were the perks on your work placement?
  • 3/5

  • 11. How appealing are future employment prospects within the organisation?
  • I have yet to hear whether I will get a job but would love to come back as a graduate.


    The Culture

  • 12. Was there a good social scene amongst any fellow placement students/colleagues?
  • Very social office and all the interns got on well.


  • 13. What was the cost of living and socialising in the area you worked in?
  • For me the worst thing about the internship as it was quite expensive working in central London (as expected), but I knew this when I applied so can't say I was surprised.


  • 14. What was the Nightlife like in the area you worked?
  • A selection of pubs, bars and clubs in the immediate area around us.


  • 15. Were there many opportunities to get involved in activities outside of work?
  • Nothing major but I managed to do a few extra things with friends.


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Internship (1-4 Months)


Central London and City

29th July 2016

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