1. To what extent did you enjoy your work placement or internship?
Savills entirely lived up to its stellar reputation as a fantastic graduate employer and internship offering. Not only was the work fulfilling and challenging, it created real value for Savills and this is something rarely experienced with internships - especially for a non-cognitive applicant. Overall, the internship was a great experience and I feel the HR team, deserve the vast array of accolades they earn.
2. To what extent did you feel valued by your colleagues?
Thankfully for me, I knew two people in the team I joined at Savills before starting the internship. However, every other member of the team were very welcoming and great individual representations of Savills' hiring criteria: enthusiastic, hard working, always willing and able to help. I will definitely keep in touch with my team.
3. To what extent were you given support and guidance by management/your supervisor(s)?
The support that I received at Savills was nothing short of incredible. Very often would my supervisors be under intense pressure to deliver their own work loads and yet still devote vast periods of time to helping me with any issue or question that I had. The management were equally as good.
4. How busy were you on a daily basis?
It is safe to say that Savills lived up to its work hard, play hard reputation. There was always something to be doing and to help with. This was exacerbated by Savills' open work culture which allowed for a tightly integrated transfers of ideas, favours with colleagues and tacit knowledge.
5. How much responsibility were you given during your placement?
Despite my lack of a degree in property, from the beginning of the internship I was given real responsibility. If you are a good candidate for Savills and you thrive on pressure and love a challenge, then Savills is the place to be. Upon discussions with friends, interns for other big property firms had an inferior experience to mine in almost every way.
6. To what extent did/will the skills you developed, and training you received, assist you in your degree studies and beyond?
I have just finished my degree; however, when I apply to study a Masters in Real Estate Finance I know that the skills and knowledge I earned at Savills will be useful for this. The contacts I made there will also come in handy during my masters and future life.
7. What was the general atmosphere in your office?
8. How well organised was the overall work placement or internship set up?
9. In terms of personal training and development, to what extent did the company or firm invest in you?
10. What were the perks on your work placement?
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11. How appealing are future employment prospects within the organisation?
12. Was there a good social scene amongst any fellow placement students/colleagues?
13. What was the cost of living and socialising in the area you worked in?
14. What was the Nightlife like in the area you worked?
15. Were there many opportunities to get involved in activities outside of work?