student at Savills

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Insight / Vacation Scheme (< 4 Weeks)
Sheffield Yorkshire and Humberside
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Administration/Secretarial Property/Real Estate

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Role Description

University student - first year, BSc Real Estate

1. To what extent did you enjoy the insight?

I particularly enjoyed being able to put what I have been learning in my university studies into context.


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

I felt valued although didn't feel like everyone was expecting me and had planned work for me.


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

I received full guidance and support although there were a times when there wasn't much for me to do.


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

Everything in which I did was relevant to my studies. I believe it will have helped towards my exams by helping me to understand the background behind whey we do comparables, along side many different calculations.


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5. How well structured was the insight?

I think the insight appeared to be much more structured at the main office although in regional offices the 'insight' programme is less understood between employees.


6. How was the general atmosphere during your insight?

Everyone was extremely friendly, inclusive and helpful.


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

I felt more as if I was doing excess work rather than being traineds in any way although I did pick up many skills and knowledge throughout the process.


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?

definitely, I did what many other employees were doing although obviously development is a long process so a week isn't long to understand the whole job as I wasn't able to see every process of development.


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

I definitely understood the culture of the regional office, although not much of the business as a whole.


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

The content was very much one sides to the development department as this was where I was situated, although I enjoyed it and definitely would consider a career in this department, yet I didn't get an insight into any other career paths in property.


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

I had no expenses although the offer was given to me to be reimbursed. I didn't expect to get paid.

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

Yes there were although only in the office and not the whole company.


13. How were the networking/ social event opportunities?

As I was the only insight student the attempts were suitable.


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

I heard about sponsored events the company does such as rugby and watching polo.


15. Would you recommend this insight to a friend?

definitely, it has helped me considerably from becoming more confident to understanding the career path I would like to take in the future.