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

  2. 9/10

  3. To what extent did you feel valued by your colleagues?
  4. I enjoyed working with my team very much. They showed genuine appreciation for my work and looked after me well. They really hope that I will be back with them after the internship.


  5. To what extent were you given support and guidance by management/your supervisor(s)?
  6. Despite his busy schedule, my manager had regular catch-up sessions with me to monitor my progress and help with issues that I raised. He gave me a lot of great advice and was very supportive.


  7. How busy were you on a daily basis?
  8. I had daily and sometimes ad hoc tasks on top of 3 projects, but mainly it was up to me to set my own daily workload.


  9. How much responsibility were you given during your placement?
  10. A fair enough amount! My team often encouraged me to be in the driving seat.


  11. To what extent did/will the skills you developed, and training you received, assist you in your degree studies and beyond?
  12. Practice makes perfect - I was really able to hone some of my existing skills and most importantly, develop more confidence.


  13. What was the general atmosphere in your office?
  14. My team was definitely a fun bunch!


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

  16. 5/10

  17. In terms of personal training and development, to what extent did the company or firm invest in you?
  18. We had a full day's lecture on financial markets and products as part of our induction week and lunchtime lectures every Wednesday.


  19. What were the perks on your work placement?
  20. Subsidised/Company Gym

    Company Parties/Events

    Staff Sales/Staff Shop


  21. How appealing are future employment prospects within the organisation?
  22. Got an offer and have accepted already.


  23. Was there a good social scene amongst any fellow placement students/colleagues?
  24. There was always something going on on Friday nights.


  25. What was the cost of living and socialising in the area you worked in?
  26. The Square Mile - enough said.


  27. What was the Nightlife like in the area you worked?
  28. Lots of pubs and bars immediately around the office and some lively areas around such as Brick Lane etc.


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

  30. 7/10

  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)


Central London and City

6th September 2011


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