Development / retail at Savills

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Duration
Internship (1-4 Months)
Region
Manchester
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3.7/5

The Role
3.9
The Company
3.6
The Culture
3.6

The Role

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

Very much, I was given lot's to do, taken out and got to grips woth the different departments.
5 /5

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

As an intern you can sometimes feel like a bit of a pain but I was given important tasks to complete to a good quality
4 /5

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

Anything that I needed I knew that I could approach anyone in the Office and was given full details of what was expected of me, how to carry tasks out etc.
4 /5

4. How busy were you on a daily basis?

I pretty much always had jobs to do apart from on a couple of occasions, but that was soon changed
4 /5

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

I was given real tasks that needed doing, and helped form pieces of work for clients, like reports, marketing brochures etc.
4 /5

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

I've already finished my degree but what I've learned now is going to help me no end into the future, as it is the job I want to go into.
5 /5

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The Company

7. What was the general atmosphere in your office?

Very friendly, with everyone interacting and sharing information, helping each other out etc. But balanced with a high level of professionality
4 /5

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

Very well, HR did a cracking job as did my mentors at telling me what I needed to do, how to do it, and there was a good network.
4 /5

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

4 /5

10. What were the perks on your work placement?

  • Company Parties/Events
4 /5

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

I hope very much to get a job with Savills, and hope I have done enough to progress to assessment centres when I apply for the grad scheme.
4 /5

The Culture

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

very good. There were two occasions where we had big drinks doos and spent time out of hours
4 /5

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

Reasonable, Manchester is still a city so not dirt cheap, but very affordable.
4 /5

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

Lot's of good bars and nightclubs, not that I really went to any nightclubs during my time here. But I was taken to a few of them, and had a good time.
4 /5

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

3 /5

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