Work experience at Savills

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Duration
Insight / Vacation Scheme (< 4 Weeks)
Region
London Central London and City
Review Date
Salary
Unpaid
Roles
Economics

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8.0/10

About You
8.5
The Organisation
8.0
Everything Else

7.5

About You

Role Description

Work experience placement

1. To what extent did you enjoy the insight?

I very much enjoyed the insight week - it was really good to put some key skills into practice and use some of the software we wouldn't otherwise has access to. It was also really great to meet some other students in similar positions at other universities and talk to current Savills graduates regarding the process at Savills.

9/10

2. To what extent did you feel valued during your time at the company or firm?

Very much so - I was given some work to do, writing reports similar to those I have to write at university so it was good to have the experience of this in a professional environment. It was really useful to gain feedback on the work I completed - this really helped me to further my understanding of the work undertaken.

8/10

3. How much guidance/support did you receive during the insight?

I received a significant amount of guidance from the team I was placed in from not only the two graduates in the team but also from the director and associate director which was really useful to gain an insight into the team from a range of levels requiring different competencies. I was given guidance when I asked questions.

7/10

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

This is something which I have found extremely useful this week. It has been very valuable to development my skills with software such as excel and also professional software which I will be using in the future. It has been really good to gain a further understanding of Savills and the different areas of the business.

10/10

The Organisation

5. How well structured was the insight?

It has been very well structured - the range of talks from different areas of the business were very insightful and helped me to gain an understanding of not only the services Savills offer but also the area which I feel is most suited to me longer term. All of the events which your team have organised have been hugely appreciated by all. It would have been really good to have the opportunity to undertake some site visits but due to the nature of the work which my department undertake I appreciate this is not always possible.

8/10

6. How was the general atmosphere during your insight?

The general atmosphere overall was very good and friendly. Most of the team were always very happy to answer questions and were approachable which creates a really welcoming environment for a work experience student. The atmosphere was very positive and welcoming - from attending meetings to the networking lunch -the atmosphere was good through different scenarios.

7/10

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

Very much so - the team took time to explain different aspects of the department. I got to work on a variety of pieces of work which highlighted the spectrum of work which this departments undertakes. It was really good to be shown how to use different software and I feel this will be valuable long term.

8/10

8. To what extent did the insight help you to understand what it would be like to have a full time role with the company or firm?

My graduate was very good at explaining the process and the different roles within the department and how to move between these roles. Also my mentor was able to explain the graduate process very well which was really helpful to ensure that I know the next stages and options available.

9/10

9. How much did the insight help you in understanding the company culture?

It was really good to speak to different members of the business at different levels - for example at the networking lunch to further understand the depth of the business and how it runs. I really enjoyed being in the office and attending meetings to understand and see how Savills interfaces with clients.

8/10

10. How valuable was the content in helping you to decide on your future career path?

Very valuable and insightful - it was really good to speak to members of different departments in order to understand the options. I think it would have been really good to have the opportunity to experience working in different departments but with it just being one week this is challenging.

8/10

Other Information

11. Were you paid or reimbursed adequately for this experience?

I was reimbursed expenses which allowed for an enjoyable week - it was really good to speak to members of different departments in order to understand the options. I think it would have been really good to have the opportunity to experience working in different departments but with it just being one week this is challenging.

12. Were there opportunities for networking and meeting other employees of the company or firm?

Yes- there were lots of opportunities for networking. There were a number of events which allowed for this. It was really good to meet people from all areas of the business and facilitated networking in a relaxed and enjoyable manners. It was good to reconnect with some I'd met previously.

8/10

13. How were the networking/ social event opportunities?

Yes very good - there were lots of opportunities for networking. There were a number of events which allowed for this. It was really good to meet people from all areas of the business and facilitated networking in a relaxed and enjoyable manners. It was good to reconnect with some I'd met previously.

9/10

14. Did you find out about activities that employees can get involved in outside of work?

Yes - my graduate was very involved with the activities on offer for the graduates which was really interesting. It seems like there are lots of opportunities for activities and socialising outside of working hours which the graduates seem to enjoy immensely. They have undertaken a series of charity events as well.

5/10

15. Would you recommend this insight to a friend?

Yes I would - it has been very well organised and very enjoyable to gain an understanding into the business and the people who work here. It has been very good to shadow a graduate as the work they are completing is most relevant to us and our university work.

8/10