Summer Intern at Savills

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Duration
Internship (1-4 Months)
Region
London
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3.9/5

The Role
4.3
The Company
4
The Culture
3.3

The Role

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

Great culture with other interns. Very social and great that events are put on to allow interns to mingle with one another. Very well organised overall.
4 /5

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

Team were extremely friendly, good chats and welcomed warmly
5 /5

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

Guidance especially from senior members of the team was exceptional. Directors willing to give time to explaining instructions and clarify if needed. No question was too stupid.
5 /5

4. How busy were you on a daily basis?

Very busy from day one with lots to do. Wasn't so much that you felt you couldn't socialise or had to stay late. Not so little that you were sat twiddling your thumbs
5 /5

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

Good level of responsibility for an intern. Was given real work to do and not just things people couldn't be bothered to do themselves. Felt like my work was contributing to the team most of the time.
4 /5

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

A great grounding for future work and studies. Departmental talks gave over view of the wider business and gave an insight into the wider roles in the business .
5 /5

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The Company

7. What was the general atmosphere in your office?

Lots of great chat between colleagues. After work socialising and lunches with team members helped to allow to make friends with my team. Good balance between work and play. Everyone busy but still willing and able to help and get to know you. Great atmosphere with other interns also with lots of events and socialising.
5 /5

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

Superbly organised. Everything ran extremely smoothly from IT systems to events. Lots of departmental talks and tours planned throughout the week to allow us to gain a wide overview of the company. This allowed interns to really get to know each other as there was generally two time tabled events a week where everyone would congregate.
5 /5

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

Organised a lot of departmental talks which explained what various teams across the business and the country do day-to-day. Helped us to understand the wider range of roles that were available to us in the industry as a whole. Lunch and learn events were an optional event to attend to learn further. Good tour of the City of London to talk through historical deals and the story behind the development of the city.
4 /5

10. What were the perks on your work placement?

  • Company Parties/Events
3 /5

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

Attractive because of good training prospects and six rotations which is more than the industry standard and would allow you to see more roles before going firm on your chosen career path. Good graduate scheme with a large intake. I am still keeping a wide outlook on employment for the future.
4 /5

The Culture

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

Really great social scene. As surveyors the industry is supposed to be very sociable. This was true of the internship. Would have lunch as interns on a daily basis sometimes with graduates that we knew. Lots of evening were spent in the pubs around the office to debrief on the days work.
5 /5

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

Very expensive but as is anywhere in London. I paid £5.90 for a pint round the corner which seemed ridiculous. Lunch is also quite pricey if you don't bring in yourself. Would recommend getting organised and cooking/preparing a lunch the night before. Saves a lot of money and time spent in lunch time queues.
2 /5

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

The nightlife was great. No body went clubbing or "out out" but there were lots of trips to the pubs around the office. Great to bumped into lots of people from the office and other offices who we knew because everybody frequents the same places. It does become expensive though.
4 /5

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

I know interns who did get very stuck in out side of the office with sports and team events. My team was not hugely involved in activities outside of work themselves so I did not get very involved. I didn't find this a problem as I tended to be pretty tired by the end of work. If I wanted to I probably could have got a lot more involved.
4 /5

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