Audit summer vacation student at KPMG

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Duration
Insight / Vacation Scheme (< 4 Weeks)
Region
Plymouth South West
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Salary
£18,000 - £19,999
Roles
Financial Management

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8.5/10

About You
8.5
The Organisation
8.2
Everything Else

9.0

About You

1. To what extent did you enjoy the insight?

I thoroughly enjoyed the vacation programme, it gave me a real insight to the career as a whole which is the main I wanted to get out of it.

8/10

2. To what extent did you feel valued during your time at the company or firm?

I felt valued as part of the team however due to the level of the ability the work given isn't particularly risky thus you know someone else can do it

7/10

3. How much guidance/support did you receive during the insight?

Everyone was extremely helpful during every situation and I felt like I could ask questions whenever I needed help

10/10

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

I can do a module in my final year within audit, thus this vacation scheme will be extremely helpful for that

9/10

The Organisation

5. How well structured was the insight?

I was visiting clients on two of the four weeks but on alternate weeks I was based in the office, it was nice to break everything up

8/10

6. How was the general atmosphere during your insight?

Office was very relaxed thus I was able to work hard and not get stressed out

9/10

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

I had two days worth of inductions and several training programmes to complete

8/10

8. To what extent did the insight help you to understand what it would be like to have a full time role with the company or firm?

It was very useful as even though you are untrained you still get to deal with clients as you would being a full time employee

9/10

9. How much did the insight help you in understanding the company culture?

The morals and ethics of the company have been embedded in my mind over this placement

8/10

10. How valuable was the content of the day in helping you to decide on your future career path?

It made me realise that this is definitely what I want to do after I finish Uni

7/10

Other Information

11. Were you paid or reimbursed adequately for this experience?

Every relevant payment to do with business was reimbursed

12. Were there opportunities for networking and meeting other employees of the company or firm?

There was a social and a network event over the four week placement

8/10

13. How were the networking/ social event opportunities?

The social event was very enjoyable, as was the networking event

9/10

14. Did you find out about activities that employees can get involved in outside of work?

Yes I found out about all the secondments and different clubs there are within the business

9/10

15. Would you recommend this insight to a friend?

I would definitely recommend this and have recommended it to a friend

10/10