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  • The Role
  • The Company
  • The Culture

    The Role

  • 1. To what extent did you enjoy your work placement or internship?
  • Really enjoyed getting a feel for this industry and the firm is very supportive.


  • 2. To what extent did you feel valued by your colleagues?
  • Everyone is very friendly and happy to let you get involved


  • 3. To what extent were you given support and guidance by management/your supervisor(s)?
  • You get a personal manager and a buddy who will assist you.


  • 4. How busy were you on a daily basis?
  • some days I had work to do, other days I was having to look for it


  • 5. How much responsibility were you given during your placement?
  • Got to work with live clients and was given responsibility do so.


  • 6. To what extent did/will the skills you developed, and training you received, assist you in your degree studies and beyond?
  • useful for some of my 3rd year modules as well as providing an insight into Actuary.


    The Company

  • 7. What was the general atmosphere in your office?
  • Very sociable office.


  • 8. How well organised was the overall work placement or internship set up?
  • 5/5

  • 9. In terms of personal training and development, to what extent did the company or firm invest in you?
  • Use of a 'buddy' was very good to get a feel of the work.


  • 10. What were the perks on your work placement?
  • Company Parties/Events

    Above 25 days holiday


  • 11. How appealing are future employment prospects within the organisation?
  • 5/5

    The Culture

  • 12. Was there a good social scene amongst any fellow placement students/colleagues?
  • 5/5

  • 13. What was the cost of living and socialising in the area you worked in?
  • Lived at home. Birmingham is a relatively expensive city to go out in.


  • 14. What was the Nightlife like in the area you worked?
  • 5/5

  • 15. Were there many opportunities to get involved in activities outside of work?
  • 5/5

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Internship (1 Month+)

West Midlands

August 2017

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