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An invaluable experience which gave me a fantastic insight to many different areas of the business. I was able to shadow people in many different departments and add to my network of contacts.
They were all very helpful and always had time for me. If I ever needed help they would stop what they were doing and would never turn me away. They even went as far as arranging a leaving lunch and night out for me.
Management gave me excellent advice throughout the program that I will carry through life. Instructions and objectives were clear.
I was kept busy most days. When the team was extremely busy, I didn't want to add to their workload, having to explain a task to me so I reached out to people on other departments to see if there was anything they needed picked up.
I was given full responsibility for myself. I decided when I took my lunch, and wasn't 'checked up on' all the time. I always met deadlines and therefore was left to manage my own time which I enjoyed.
I have learned a number of things that a textbook could never teach. Not only about the job and the line of business but about business etiquette and developing relationships.
We had non-uniform days on Fridays and people were regularly bringing in treats.
There was a structured program designed by head office which included a series of dial-ins and periodic reviews.
I was able to attend a number of training courses on site, listened to several dial-ins and had access to all online training resources.
There is a good graduate scheme
Yes, there were a lot of night outs arranged.
It was reasonable as I already rent a flat in the area.
We had a leaving night for me and for another guy who left
Yes, there are a number of charity events.
Internship (1-4 Months)
1st September 2011