1. To what extent did you enjoy your work placement or internship?
I really enjoyed the six weeks I spent at Cushman and Wakefield. I appreciated being able to get involved in a variety of work and the teams patience in explaining new terms and concepts to me. Everyone was very welcoming and I feel I got a lot out of it.
2. To what extent did you feel valued by your colleagues?
I felt valued by my colleagues. I was made to feel like part of the team, I was asked my opinion in meetings and colleagues came to me asking to complete work for them which would actively contribute to client projects.
3. To what extent were you given support and guidance by management/your supervisor(s)?
I was given a lot of support by the team I worked in. They always made the effort to put time aside to explain new concepts to me and always provided the background to the projects they were working on to help me understand the bigger picture. They made sure they introduced me to a variety of people throughout the business who could provide further support on the projects I was working on. The team were approachable and encouraged me to ask questions throughout the internship.
4. How busy were you on a daily basis?
I was given a variety of work and was kept very busy throughout the six weeks.
5. How much responsibility were you given during your placement?
I was given responsibility from day one and was given more and more work as the internship progressed.
6. To what extent did/will the skills you developed, and training you received, assist you in your degree studies and beyond?
The knowledge I developed whilst working at Cushman and Wakefield has been really helpful. It was provided practical examples to the theory I am learning on the Real Estate Masters. Furthermore during the internship we were given presentation training and a group intern project. The skills I learnt here will be very useful not only during the Masters, where we have assessed group presentations, but also beyond in work situations.
7. What was the general atmosphere in your office?
The office had a great atmosphere. Everyone in the office was very approachable and willing to take the time to explain their role to you.
8. How well organised was the overall work placement or internship set up?
The internship was very well organised with an induction day and various training days throughout the internship. The welcome presentations were very insightful and provided a good foundation of knowledge about the company. The HR team were friendly and approachable and kept everyone up to date.
9. In terms of personal training and development, to what extent did the company or firm invest in you?
The company invested in us through running development work shops throughout the internship. The presentation session was particularly useful as we had to do a presentation at the end of our internship.
10. What were the perks on your work placement?
Sports and Social Club
Above 25 days holiday
Working from home
11. How appealing are future employment prospects within the organisation?
The future employment prospects within Cushman and Wakefield are exceptionally appealing. The company have a great APC programme with 100% pass rate. Everyone I met during my six weeks was approachable, friendly and loved working for the company, inspiring me to want to work there.
12. Was there a good social scene amongst any fellow placement students/colleagues?
Yes a very good social scene with weekly drinks and soft ball organised.
13. What was the cost of living and socialising in the area you worked in?
Being based in central London the cost of living and socialising is relatively expensive.
14. What was the Nightlife like in the area you worked?
Being based in Central London there was a good nightlife and social scene.
15. Were there many opportunities to get involved in activities outside of work?
Yes, I had the opportunity to get involved with the office netball team which was great fun and a good way to get to know lots of people in other departments.