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Rating

3.8/5
  • The Role
    4.1
  • The Company
    4.0
  • The Culture
    3.0

    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.

    4/5

  • 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.

    4/5

  • 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.

    5/5

  • 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.

    4/5

  • 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.

    4/5

  • 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.

    5/5

    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

    5/5

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

    5/5

  • 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.

    4/5

  • 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.

    4/5

    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.

    5/5

  • 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.

    2/5

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

    4/5

  • 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.

    3/5

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Details

Internship (1-4 Months)

Accountancy

Central London and City

29th July 2016


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