Vacation Student at KPMG

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Duration
Internship (1-4 Months)
Region
Birmingham West Midlands
Review Date
Salary
£18,000 - £19,999
Roles
Accountancy

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7.3/10

The Role
8.3
Organisation
6.2

Socialising

7.2

The Role

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

I really enjoyed my internship. I worked in Deal Advisory in the Transaction Services team for 4 weeks and really enjoyed my time at KPMG.

8/10

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

My colleagues were very supportive and made me feel really comfortable in the team.

9/10

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

They were really supportive, and took the time to explain everything to me. I was always askin for help and they were happy to give it.

10/10

4. How busy were you on a daily basis?

I was busy most days but sometimes there wouldn't be anything really for me to do, especially in the first week of me being there. There is only so much you can do not having any prior experience.

6/10

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

I think I had a fair share of responsibility as an undergraduate. I dealt with client data and added to the report.

7/10

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

I think I gained a lot of skills, especially learning how to use excel properly!

10/10

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The Organisation

7. What was the general atmosphere in your office?

The office atmosphere varied depending on how many people were in.

7/10

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

Apart from the fact that when I got there they didn't realise I was coming once they had planned something for me to do it was fine.

7/10

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

I think they invest a lot of time into you, bringing you onto a project allows you to see how the team works properly. I had a checklist to complete of tasks that I'd done and had talks with my managers and one of the partners.

5/10

10. What were the perks on your work placement?

  • Subsidised Canteen
5/10

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

They would offer a really good start to a graduate careers.

7/10

Social

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

Yeah there was a really good social scene amongst the graduates and they let me get involved.

8/10

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

I go to university in Birmingham anyway so it was the same pricing I'm used to and a lot better than London,

8/10

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

I go to uni here so I knew the night life was really good

8/10

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

I'm not too sure of these opportunities but I think there are more once you join.

5/10

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