Commercial Development Intern at Savills

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

The Role
4.2
The Company
3.6
The Culture
3

The Role

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

I have very much enjoyed my time on the Savills Summer Scheme. It has helped me to develop an increased understanding of the industry which I wish to enter after graduating from my degree, and more specifically the RICS pathway which I wish to pursue. The tours, departmental talks and social events have helped me to make the summer scheme especially enjoyable.
5 /5

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

I leave the scheme feeling as if my contribution to the team has been appreciated, as it was my aim from the beginning of the scheme to assist my colleagues as much as I possibly could. I have completed tasks for a number of my colleagues and they have all been grateful for my efforts - in this sense I have felt as if my contribution to the team has been of value.
4 /5

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

My assigned mentor has been brilliant throughout the scheme, helping me to settle in to the team very quickly and was always willing to answer my questions! Aside from my mentor, other members of the team have given me advice and guidance throughout the scheme and I am extremely grateful for this.
5 /5

4. How busy were you on a daily basis?

My workload varied from day-to-day, some days I was extremely busy and others I had very little to do. This is largely due to the fact that my team could only provide me with work based on the current projects that the team are working on, which varies from week to week.
4 /5

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

I feel as if I was given the right amount of responsibility during the placement, neither too little nor too much - the majority of the responsibility I was given was in completing the tasks I was set to a good standard, a responsibility to do a good job for my team.
4 /5

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

Massively! Undertaking the placement has helped me to realise how much the theoretical knowledge I have learnt during my degree is of crucial importance to the property industry. The knowledge I have picked up on development and investment will be especially useful in completing my final year, where the dissertation will be based on a development project.
5 /5

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The Company

7. What was the general atmosphere in your office?

The general atmosphere in the office was exciting and relaxed - with the constant buzz of business being conducted. The only difficult thing was that it was sometimes hard to concentrate with all the noise!
4 /5

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

The Savills Summer Scheme is extremely well organised - the Graduate Team put a lot of effort into providing social and education events which really enhanced the experience I have had.
5 /5

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

I feel as if I have developed personally just through undertaking the scheme, but the departmental talks were especially useful for my own personal development - being able to gain a better understanding of what areas of the business I am most interested in.
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?

I leave the scheme with the view that Savills is an exceptional business, made up of extremely nice and knowledgeable people. Additionally, the graduate scheme provided by the firm is one of the best in the industry and this is extremely appealing.
4 /5

The Culture

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

A number of social events were organised throughout the scheme, providing me with the opportunity to socialise and compare experiences with my fellow summer scheme students.
4 /5

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

It was quite expensive, largely due to the cost of commuting and buying lunch everyday. However, coming from London, I was already aware of how expensive it is to live and socialise within London.
2 /5

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

There is a large range of nightlife around Oxford Circus, but much of this is rather expensive. Also, most nights during the scheme I would prefer to go home and relax rather than going out.
3 /5

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

The tours provided by the scheme were both enjoyable and educational. Additionally, going on site visits and attending meetings provided opportunities outside of work.
4 /5

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