Finance Year In Industry at Network Rail

Duration
Placement Year (10 Months+)
Region
Manchester North West
Review Date
Salary
£16,000 - £17,999
Roles
Accountancy E-Business Financial Management

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8.2/10

The Role
8.7
Organisation
9.0

Socialising

6.5

The Role

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

I thoroughly enjoyed my placement and working at Network Rail. I've enjoyed it enough to return as a graduate!

9/10

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

I had a great relationship with my colleagues. They were always willing to answer my questions and guide them as best as they could.

9/10

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

Management were amazing. Very supportive.

9/10

4. How busy were you on a daily basis?

Due to the nature of the team I was in, some weeks were busier than others. Looking back on the year as a whole, it was well balanced, but some weeks were busier than others.

8/10

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

I was given a number of responsibilities, which really benefitted my development. Although, I never felt that I couldn't ask for help if I needed to.

7/10

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

My year in industry is 100% the reason I obtained a first in my degree. It completely changed my work strategy, and gave me numerous skills. I'm so thankful for that experience.

10/10

The Organisation

7. What was the general atmosphere in your office?

Really nice atmosphere to work in.

10/10

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

Really well structured.

10/10

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

My development was a focus throughout the year.

10/10

10. What were the perks on your work placement?

  • Above 25 days holiday
  • Working from home
5/10

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

I've joined the company as a graduate, so it was clearly very appealing!

10/10

Social

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

8/10

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

5/10

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

8/10

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

5/10