This review was submitted over 4 years ago, so some of the information it contains may no longer be relevant.
- 1. To what extent did you enjoy your work placement or internship?
- 2. To what extent did you feel valued by your colleagues?
- 3. To what extent were you given support and guidance by management/your supervisor(s)?
- 4. How busy were you on a daily basis?
- 5. How much responsibility were you given during your placement?
- 6. To what extent did/will the skills you developed, and training you received, assist you in your degree studies and beyond?
- 7. What was the general atmosphere in your office?
- 8. How well organised was the overall work placement or internship set up?
- 9. In terms of personal training and development, to what extent did the company or firm invest in you?
- 10. What were the perks on your work placement?
- 11. How appealing are future employment prospects within the organisation?
- 12. Was there a good social scene amongst any fellow placement students/colleagues?
- 13. What was the cost of living and socialising in the area you worked in?
- 14. What was the Nightlife like in the area you worked?
- 15. Were there many opportunities to get involved in activities outside of work?
Really enjoyed my time at the company, I was given real jobs and felt like part of the team.
With an internship, it's hard to know what to expect. I wasn't sure if I'd be stuck in the corner making tea/coffee and doing all of the filing. However, I was trusted to complete real work (MTA's, broker meetings, attending surveys e.t.c)
The 9 weeks were very structured, I had clear goals and was given the opportunity to discuss any issues that I had within my weekly meetings with my team leader. I was sat in the heart of the underwriting team, so was able to refer any issues and receive guidance from the more senior members of the team.
I was pretty busy! I was given the chance to move around every aspect of the business and gain an insight into the differing career paths that are available in insurance. I can honestly say there was no time spent twiddling my thumbs.
I was given responsibility to complete real work, however, it did all have to be checked and signed off. I was given the option to speak to brokers on the phone and process post ( vehicle additions/ deletions, MTA's, checking proposal forms). The only aspect of work that I didn't complete independently were renewals (where I listened in on the phone).
I feel like the skills I learned will definitely assist me in the future. This was my first experience of an office job, so it was important to find out if I enjoyed working within this type of environment. I feel I've gained a good insight into the world of insurance, which will stand me in good stead as I pursue a career in the industry.
Very friendly atmosphere, with everyone working together collaboratively! People took their jobs seriously but there was a positive atmosphere.
This was one of the things that I was most impressed with. My access to all of the office systems was set up upon my arrival, I had weekly meetings to assess my progress, and every day of the 9 week internship was planned out before I arrived.
The firm clearly place a lot of importance on the value of Summer Interns, as a lot of time and effort was invested into me. There were no areas of the business that were off limits and I was given the opportunity to sit in meetings between some of the most senior people in the office.
Sports and Social Club
They are very appealing, I am looking to apply to their grad scheme.
I was the only intern in the office but there was a good social scene with my other team members.
I stayed near to work with a family friend, however, the cost of living in the area was in line with what you would expect from a major city.
Internship (1-4 Months)