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I really enjoyed the internship, it started off slowly but by the end I now feel like I've learnt a lot. All of the people I have worked with have made it a very enjoyable experience.
I definitely felt valued; they gave me important tasks and explained things in a very clear way. They also involved us in a number of social events.
There was always someone available to help us whenever we needed anything. I wouldn't hesitate to ask any of the managers or seniors if I had an issue.
It varied massively. During my last 2 weeks I was very busy the majority of the time. However, at the start I had a couple of works with nothing to do at all.
I don't feel like I had that much responsibility but this is definitely to be expected on a 6 week internship. I had tasks which were important to the teams I worked with.
I think I learn a lot of new information about tax and, in turn, finance. This will aid me with the rest of my degree and my graduate job.
It was a really nice atmosphere, everyone is very friendly and welcoming. I felt like part of the furniture by the end.
It was very well organised at the start - we had a general induction day and then had a department specific training the following day. However, it would have been great if there would have been some work ready for us to start on from the beginning.
As I said above, they spent a few hours going through basics about tax and the computer programme they use. This will definitely be useful in the future. Also, anybody that gave me a task was happy to sit and go through the task and the client in plenty of detail.
I think the graduate scheme here is a very good opportunity as employees are given time out of work to go to college and study for the ACA. I am hoping to be offered a position at the end as they spend a lot of time on the recruitment process for the internship to ensure they have people who would fit well within the firm.
It was good! Lunch and an after work social were organised especially to welcome the interns and we also had other socials throughout the 6 weeks.
It was an expensive area but I managed to find an airbnb a short commute away which kept living costs to a minimum.
There are lots of restaurants and pubs around the office and Liverpool Street is only 10 minutes walk away so we were never short of something to do!
I think they have sports teams and other things but 6 weeks isn't really long enough to get in to that sort of thing.
Internship (1-4 Months)
Central London and City
10th August 2017