Summer Intern at Standard Life Aberdeen

Duration
Internship (1-4 Months)
Region
Edinburgh Scotland
Review Date
Salary
Less than £ 10,000
Roles
Banking - Investment

9.2/10

The Role
9.3
Organisation
9.0

Socialising

9.2

The Role

Role Description

Asset Management

1. To what extent did you enjoy your work placement or internship?

Very good internship at SLI - much hands on experience and great insight into company.

9/10

2. To what extent did you feel valued by your colleagues?

Staff willing to answer any and all questions. Was allowed to tag along on external client meetings etc.

10/10

3. To what extent were you given support and guidance by management/your supervisor(s)?

Managers always willing to help.

9/10

4. How busy were you on a daily basis?

Very busy, full working days and work would sometimes extend to weekends.

9/10

5. How much responsibility were you given during your placement?

My project was 100% my own responsibility.

10/10

6. To what extent did/will the skills you developed, and training you received, assist you in your degree studies and beyond?

Skills were definitely developed and will help me in my studies and future career. External training was also included during the internship.

9/10

The Organisation

7. What was the general atmosphere in your office?

Serious atmosphere, friendly colleagues.

9/10

8. How well organised was the overall work placement or internship set up?

Very well structured, always knew there was work to do.

9/10

9. In terms of personal training and development, to what extent did the company or firm invest in you?

Access to software was never an issue, access to meetings and discussions was always open.

10/10

10. What were the perks on your work placement?

  • Company Parties/Events
9/10

11. How appealing are future employment prospects within the organisation?

Not sure about future opportunities, but I would happily consider one if I got an offer.

8/10

Social

12. Was there a good social scene amongst any fellow placement students/colleagues?

Very good social scene amongst the interns.

10/10

13. What was the cost of living and socialising in the area you worked in?

Cost of living was excellent, serviced appartments paid for by company.

10/10

14. What was the Nightlife like in the area you worked?

Edinburgh is a great town.

10/10

15. Were there many opportunities to get involved in activities outside of work?

Probably good opportunities, but never really had the time to engage in these.

7/10