You will work with a variety of clients (mainly non-profit organisations) and conducting test on a variety of different controls and processes they have in place in a particular area. These areas can vary alot!
You will then produce a report on your findings and submit this for review through the RSM system.
You will also be responsible for managing your own time and preparing for the audits that you have coming up.
1. To what extent did you enjoy your work placement or internship?
Personally, I enjoyed the role a lot! You are sent on a variety of training courses in the first month and meet lots of other graduates, school leavers and placement students from across the country which work in a variety of different roles. The longer the role goes on the more responsibilities you are given.
2. To what extent did you feel valued by your colleagues?
I think the one thing i loved the most about the job was the culture. Everyone is so helpful and from day one had the moto 'no questions a stupid question'.
Additionally, there is always someone on the end of the phone if issues arise (especially as in my role I am often on client sites alone).
3. To what extent were you given support and guidance by management/your supervisor(s)?
As above, you have lots of training to start and then are eased into the role over a few months. I do not see my manager often but she calls me every friday to catch up with me about work, personal life and its really useful
4. How busy were you on a daily basis?
If you dont like being busy, this is not for yoy. Although, the few times I have worked outside my hours I have been told off. There is a work hard play hard attitude.
5. How much responsibility were you given during your placement?
By the time I had finished my first 4 months I was undertaking field work alone and managing all of my own time.
I think the more you show your driven and capable, the more freedom, flexibility and responsibility your given.
6. To what extent did/will the skills you developed, and training you received, assist you in your degree studies and beyond?
I have learnt SO much ! There is nothing more beneficial than learning on the job!
7. What was the general atmosphere in your office?
I have given this a 10 but tbh its an n/a. I don't spend much time in the office apart from in my first month.
8. How well organised was the overall work placement or internship set up?
Very well! I have given this a 9 not a 10 due to being missed from the graduate training occassionally (due to being on placement) but as long as you are proactive and ask , youll be put on all the training sessions.
9. In terms of personal training and development, to what extent did the company or firm invest in you?
Training course in hotels for days at a time were provide at the start and then occassionally one day course were provided in London to improve on key areas or key skills. Show your interest and doors will open!
10. What were the perks on your work placement?
Staff Sales/Staff Shop
Working from home
11. How appealing are future employment prospects within the organisation?
There is a clear progression up within the internal audit department I work in and there are often emails circulated regarding secondments too.
12. Was there a good social scene amongst any fellow placement students/colleagues?
Due to not working with people on a daily basis in internal there are not always regular socials but there are always emails asking if people are interested in doing things from go karting to drinks to dinner but these probably happen monthly at most.
13. What was the cost of living and socialising in the area you worked in?
Tbh, in the internal audit function, we all live in a variety of locations even though we are based in Milton Keynes. Due to not spending much time in the office and the better yoy get you are given the flexibility to write reports from home , people can live almost anywhere! This costs vary.
14. What was the Nightlife like in the area you worked?
Ive put 10 but tbh I dont go out out often anymore. Pubs in MK are good though :) You cannot beat a spoons.
15. Were there many opportunities to get involved in activities outside of work?
Yes, Milton Keynes has everything from gyms to football clubs to surfing, wakeboarding , snowboarding ....... Im sure if you wanted todo something you could find it.