Corporate Audit Services Intern at Travelport

Duration
Placement Year (10 Months+)
Region
Reading South East
Review Date
Salary
£16,000 - £17,999
Roles
Accountancy

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5.1/10

The Role
5.0
Organisation
5.4

Socialising

5.0

The Role

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

I rather enjoyed it as it was different to what I expected

The experiences I had were more than I expected such as being involved in fundraising and being included in impactful meetings.

Furthermore, the ability to shadow departments and further learn about the company made my time at travelport enjoyable

5/10

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

My colleagues made me feel included and part of the team from the beginning.

Luckily in my team, there are a couple grads who I could relate with as they were also new.

As well as this, my team featured members of different experience levels so it was a better spread of knowledge

5/10

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

My managers and allocated mentor were always available to me if I needed them.

Most of my required support/guidance was either about some of the work I was doing or about my career options.

Furthermore, my allocated mentor was available if I needed them and they gave me guidance on general issues if I asked for them.

5/10

4. How busy were you on a daily basis?

Busy periods were rather busy but most of the time, it was an easy to handle amount of busyness.

As my role is seasonal, I'd be busy at some points of the year and not at all at other parts.

The good thing about the difference in busyness is the down time allows for focus on non-work related things like the CSR fundraising

5/10

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

I was treated like a regular employee with as much responsibility as would be given to a regular employee who is at my level or similar.

I would be expected to fulfill my duties in due time or raise an issue if that seemed unlikely.

The responsibility entrusted in me was great.

5/10

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

I think the skills I picked up during my time here such as knowledge of business jargon/communication and improving my use of Microsoft Excel.

These skills will help me in my degree as some of my final year modules require these capabilities as well as a future role requiring my ability in this

5/10

The Organisation

7. What was the general atmosphere in your office?

The atmosphere was friendly until most recently. it then became more of an uncertain atmosphere.

The uncertainty is to be expected with the changes at the company

However overall, the atmosphere was alright, seemed good most of the time so nothing worth slating it about.

5/10

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

Very well organised

The placement set up has been going on for a few years and it's evident that the management are accustomed to having interns amongst the employees

Lots of things for interns to get involved in if they wish to do so

7/10

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

Well invested overall

We had sessions run by the HR department giving us improvements on soft skills and things to think about during our time here

5/10

10. What were the perks on your work placement?

  • Subsidised Canteen
  • Sports and Social Club
5/10

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

I guess they are decent

Possibly better if you wish to settle down,

I wouldn't recommend a recently qualified/graduated person to join as there are better places but would be good for a long, settled career

5/10

Social

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

yes the network of fellow interns give a good social scene if you wish to get involved

5/10

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

Not sure as I did not live in Slough but I guess it's pretty standard to being close to london

5/10

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

Not sure as I did not live in Slough but I guess it's pretty standard to being close to london

5/10

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

Yes the social club run events every so often which you can get involved in

5/10