Surveying Placement Student at Avison Young

Duration
Internship (1-4 Months)
Region
Birmingham
Review Date

4.1/5

The Role
4.2
The Company
4
The Culture
4.1

The Role

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

Overall, I thoroughly enjoyed my time with GVA
4 /5

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

I felt incredibly valued by my team. They supported my development every step of the way.
5 /5

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

On two occasions, I had to flex my work around personal commitments, and my line manager made this as easy as possible.
5 /5

4. How busy were you on a daily basis?

In my team, the work was project-based, so we were incredibly busy at some times and not so busy at others.
4 /5

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

I felt trusted to liaise with clients directly on my own once I'd settled in.
4 /5

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

I feel like this role has equipped me suitably well to transition into my career as a surveyor after university.
5 /5

The Company

7. What was the general atmosphere in your office?

Friendly and professional.
4 /5

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

The recruitment team were always on-hand to help with any issues. The transition from application to joining was smooth.
5 /5

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

As soon as I joined, I was booked into internal training around what to expect from the role.
4 /5

10. What were the perks on your work placement?

  • Sports and Social Club
  • Working from home
3 /5

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

I'd love to be able to pursue a graduate career with GVA.
5 /5

The Culture

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

We were a tight-knit group of placement students.
5 /5

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

Birmingham is on the pricier side but still a lot cheaper than other major cities!
4 /5

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

Bars on your doorstep that you can get a company discount for. Enough said.
5 /5

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

There were opportunities for fundraising, but nothing substantial.
3 /5