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?
I learnt so much during my time at Moore Stephens, they provide training that has now set me up for a future career in the industry. Everyone in the team was very welcoming and helped me to grow into the new role I had taken on. I was given responsibility in a number of areas that helped me gain vital skills that will help me in the future.
I was treated as a professional from day one. Everyone in the team made me feel valued and treated me like any other colleague. I felt I was trusted to complete important tasks independently and given feedback to help improve. I was immediately involved in work that added value to the business.
The management and support system is very good. I had regular catch ups with my line manager where we could discuss work load and any issues I might of had. Within the team itself everyone was friendly and willing to help whenever I had an issue or needed help. There is always someone available to answer a question or give you a hand.
I was never bored, there was always something to be getting on with. There was a wide variety of tasks that ensured it was never boring, whether that was working on the website, or on research tasks. Work came from a variety of different areas, there are a number of different departments and profit centres that you could acquire work from.
I was able to get involved in major projects, have responsibility in my own profit centre and in the latter stages of my placement I was given the opportunity to manage work experience students which was a valuable skill set to pick up.
As soon as I joined I was trained in all the areas I would be working on throughout the year. the training was very thorough and afterwards I felt confident in completing the various tasks I was set. The skills I gained will help me in the future, they were transferbale and will help me throughout my career in the professional services industry.
The office has an 'open door policy' you can approach anyone regardless of their level within the organisation for help and guidance. Within the marketing team everyone is friendly and approachable. There is a good social side as well. Team lunches and socials help bring everyone closer together and were always good fun.
It was very professional from the start, on my first day I had an intensive induction that outlined what the company does, their core values and the numerous teams within the firm. All the IT was set up and ready for me to get started straight away. The training was done within the first week and enabled me to get started immediately.
There are regular training and development programmes that are designed to improve basic and transferable skills e.g. excel. I was encouraged to be involved in as many of the courses that I would benefit me. Training for my specific job role was in depth and ensured that I was completely happy and confident in how things worked before I was left to work independently.
Staff Sales/Staff Shop
Working from home
The future employment prospects within the organisation look very positive, there are clear parameters for progression and you are always encouraged to take steps forward and take on more responsibility.
It was very social, both with fellow interns and the team as a whole. we had regular team lunches and after work socials where you could relax and have fun with co workers. There were also firm wide events - the Christmas & summer parties were a lot of fun.
I commuted to and from work each day as it was more cost effective and I did not live too far away. With the office being in central London socialising is quite expensive, but that is to be expected and was not a barrier that prevented us from being social. Cost aside, there is so many different things you can do to socialise in the city, you will never be bored.
The nightlife was really good! Being in central London you are very well connected to so many different areas and places to go out. It was always a lively atmosphere and never dull. You also get the benefit of being close to seasonal events like winter wonderland.
The firm have a big CSR focus and are always encouraging people to get involved with charitable activities, for example we did a number of community activities and charity runs that were a lot of fun to be part of.
Placement Year (10 Months+)
Central London and City