Two weeks that basically gives you the opportunity to understand the day to day role of an auditor at the company.
I really enjoyed the insight as it gave me a solid idea of what the company does and what the role of an auditor is. I also got on well with the people around me and everyone at the company was really positive.
The company definitely made an effort to make us feel like any other co-worker. People were always communicating with us and trying to get to know us outside being a summer school trainee. The managers and past interns & school leavers can be espiecially credited for this.
Most of the time we were left to our own devices, however we definitely were supported on every new task at the beginning and at the end to make sure we're on the right track and are being accurate. However if we needed support at any time there was always someone who you could ask.
As I'm hopefully looking to continue with this company I think everything I learned I will value and will need at some point to help me in the future. The business knowledge recieved will also help with my ACA qualification that I will try to obtain.
The two weeks were well structured. I thought it was pretty impressive the first day having all the trainees from the companies' offices across the country come together at Baker Street for an introductory day to help ease any nerves and bond with the people that you have in your own office. The rest of the time there was plenty of work to do and I couldn't think of a time that I was without something to do. I also have to note that the company deals with travel really well. I was driving every day and so I was given a parking space for the two weeks - but even if you had to take the train for example your travel costs can be refunded.
For the work that we were doing I think a good effort was made to keep the atmosphere positive and as exciting as possible. For example you would be changing tasks quite often.
I think a relatively sound amount of time was spent preparing us before any work that we were about to undertake.
I think admittedly it would be hard for the company to give me a full idea of what to expect but in terms of some of the work and days I would be fully in the office I would be extremely clear as to how it would all function.
I have nothing to compare this too but I did feel that I understood some of the company's culture.
Before the placement I was completely unsure of my career path or if I should apply to university and now i'm totally set and preparing to continue with this company after my education. It makes me feel a lot happier knowing my minds clear on this.
I could have been reimbursed expenses with petrol but chose not to as it was only little.
As a group of trainees we were invited to two meals throughout our time and to a Summer Party by the company which were all really enjoyable and a great chance to speak to a variety of different other members of the company.
I was actually surprised at how much I valued these, it could be said that some of the conversations I had during these events helped my decision to want to continue with the company.
This was definitely mentioned but solely and briefly, I don't know too much added detail on this.
I would totally recommend it to anyone with a business or maths mind looking to go into this field of work, or anyone undecided with good social skills as this could also be a good point of call.