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- 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 really enjoyed my internship at Allianz. The employees are really welcoming and keen to help you settle in as fast as possible. I've had the opportunity to be involved in interesting projects and feel like I am actually contributing to the company, despite just being an intern.
I was part of an extremely supportive team who made the experience really enjoyable. They were keen to help me learn and develop and made an effort to give me feedback on work that I had produced for them.
Both my manager and the HR team were more than happy to help with any queries and made it feel like no question was too stupid. They have a great balance of supporting you whilst giving you the independence that you need to learn and develop during your time there.
It varied over the course of the summer but I always had enough work to keep me busy without being overloaded. They encourage you to get involved in any projects that you find interesting if you find yourself without much to do , there are always opportunities to get involved in more work. They also understand that this is most people first experience of working in this industry so give you the time and support to get used to how things work.
I was given some responsibility with projects where I would contact other departments for information and submit proposals to managers. This was further towards the end of my internship as I had managed to prove to my manager that she could trust me to carry out these tasks without her supervision.
I've improved my excel skills which will help me in both my degree and any future career. I've also improved my confidence which I can apply to university presentations and when entering new teams in the future.
There was a very friendly atmosphere in the office. People were keen to chat and collaborate on work and so the office was never too quiet - which I really liked! They also do small things such as provided strawberries and cream when Wimbledon was on which make a big impact.
It was very well structured with reviews planned for half way through your placement and at the end. The tasks you did were down to your manager so our experience varied between interns. I was given a list of projects to work through right at the beginning and then as any additional tasks arose, they would be added so I always knew what I should be working on.
They are all very keen to help you achieve any personal goals you have. They provided us with a careers day where we got to speak to people on graduate scheme about their work and also had talks about how to succeed.
Sports and Social Club
Staff Sales/Staff Shop
Above 25 days holiday
Working from home
Healthcare from home
All the interns get the opportunity to apply for the a graduate scheme at the end of their placement. The graduate scheme sound really good and all of the graduates that I have spoken to are loving their time at Allianz.
There were 8 interns in my office and we got along really well. We did nights out and meals together during the summer which made it really sociable and enjoyable.
My placement was in Guildford which is relatively expensive but it has the benefits of having good links to London and is a nice city.
The nightlife was pretty good and we had some great nights out during our summer.
I joined the Allianz netball team over summer who train once a week which was a really nice way to informally meet some other employees. There were lots of other opportunities such as a pool party and charity events as well.
Internship (1-4 Months)
Logistics and Operations