Real Estate Finance Internship at Standard Life Aberdeen

Internship (1-4 Months)
Edinburgh Scotland
Review Date
£16,000 - £17,999
Accountancy Financial Management


The Role



The Role

Role Description

Intern working on tax and financial transactions

1. To what extent did you enjoy your work placement or internship?

I really enjoyed my time working here, everyone was so friendly and helpful and I learnt a lot.


2. To what extent did you feel valued by your colleagues?

The team working environment was so much better than I expected, I worked with everyone on my team and they all made me feel so comfortable


3. To what extent were you given support and guidance by management/your supervisor(s)?

They didn't spoonfeed me, but I felt comfortable asking questions, and my tasks were very well explained to me. They set me up for success, not failure.


4. How busy were you on a daily basis?

I always had work to do, and there was always a task there when I needed something.


5. How much responsibility were you given during your placement?

I was given a lot of independence, but obviously with tax work all my stuff needed checked.


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

I now know what its like to be in an office environment, and I have had an insight into the finance world. This will not only help me in my studies but for future career choices.


The Organisation

7. What was the general atmosphere in your office?

Friendly environment all the work we did involved lots of other people so there was lots of interaction which made the atmosphere really great.


8. How well organised was the overall work placement or internship set up?

They set it up perfectly, I had lots of work to do, and I got involved in other tasks to vary my workload.


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

They invested a lot in me, I was given the opportunity to see 3 different offices, I spent time in Paris and London along with Edinburgh.


10. What were the perks on your work placement?

  • Flexi Time
  • Subsidised Canteen
  • Sports and Social Club
  • Company Car
  • Subsidised/Company Gym
  • National Travel
  • International Travel
  • Financial Bonus
  • Company Parties/Events
  • Staff Sales/Staff Shop
  • Above 25 days holiday
  • Working from home
  • Healthcare from home
  • Healthcare/Dental
  • Travel loan

11. How appealing are future employment prospects within the organisation?

I knew I wouldn't get a job early on but the experience was the main thing for me.



12. Was there a good social scene amongst any fellow placement students/colleagues?

Yes there was a good network of interns and young workers.


13. What was the cost of living and socialising in the area you worked in?

They paid for our accommodation.


14. What was the Nightlife like in the area you worked?

Love Edinburgh


15. Were there many opportunities to get involved in activities outside of work?

Yes, there was lots of activities I could have got involved in after work or at lunch.