• The Role
  • The Company
  • The Culture

    The Role

  • 1. To what extent did you enjoy your work placement or internship?
  • I thoroughly enjoyed my 6 weeks at Smith & Williamson. Everyone in the office was very welcoming and I was busy for the majority of the time, sticking to a structured timetable for each client job.


  • 2. To what extent did you feel valued by your colleagues?
  • I felt very valued by the people I worked with and it was easy to get on and meet others also.


  • 3. To what extent were you given support and guidance by management/your supervisor(s)?
  • I was assigned a buddy and a manager who were very supportive and happy to help.


  • 4. How busy were you on a daily basis?
  • I was busy on client site for the majority of the 6 weeks which enabled me to learn a variety of skills. There were occasions where the work was not as constant but this is only natural considering our lack of experience prohibited our ability to carry out certain audit tasks.


  • 5. How much responsibility were you given during your placement?
  • I was given a lot more responsibility than expected, speaking to FC's and FD's a number of times when visiting clients and assisting my senior managers.


  • 6. To what extent did/will the skills you developed, and training you received, assist you in your degree studies and beyond?
  • I don't study Accounting at university but the internship has taught me greater professionalism and allowed me to be more confident in speaking to clients on a regular basis. This is undoubtedly a skill which will be useful in the future.


    The Company

  • 7. What was the general atmosphere in your office?
  • Good atmosphere, partners and students often socialise together in the office and outside.


  • 8. How well organised was the overall work placement or internship set up?
  • 4/5

  • 9. In terms of personal training and development, to what extent did the company or firm invest in you?
  • 5/5

  • 10. What were the perks on your work placement?
  • Sports and Social Club

    Company Parties/Events


  • 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?
  • Great Location so can't be annoyed at paying a few extra quid for beers and lunch.


  • 14. What was the Nightlife like in the area you worked?
  • 4/5

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

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Internship (1-4 Months)

Accountancy, Auditing/Tax

Central London and City

10th August 2018

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