Internship at Marks & Spencer

Duration
Internship (1-4 Months)
Region
Chester North West
Review Date
Salary
£18,000 - £19,999
Roles
Banking - Retail

7.6/10

The Role
8.7
Organisation
8.2

Socialising

5.2

The Role

Role Description

Working in the M&S Bank digital team

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

thoroughly enjoyed my placement, developed a wide range of skills

9/10

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

The culture was so encouraging and supportive, I felt like a valued member of the team in a short amount of time

10/10

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

My manager was accessible at all times, the open culture meant that I could discuss all matters with my manager and he provided sound support consistently

9/10

4. How busy were you on a daily basis?

My day to day tasks varied hugely but was always beyond manageable for the day- I had time to work on my personal development

7/10

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

I felt as though I had a high level of autonomy in my role and was trusted by my managers to make decisions without approval which was motivating

9/10

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

I feel as though the skills I have developed will help me on more of a professional level than academic. but has definitely progressed my team working and administration organisation skills

8/10

The Organisation

7. What was the general atmosphere in your office?

M&S Bank, part of HSBC Group has an incredibly supportive atmosphere where it was easy to find support and to network with employees of various careers

10/10

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

My placement was slightly disorganised to start with as I changed department and managers however once I was in my placement it was well organised. the graduate organised events were organised to a high level

6/10

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

I was highly surprised by the investment made into my development, M&S Bank put on a variety of extra training for myself and the other intern

10/10

10. What were the perks on your work placement?

  • Flexi Time
  • Subsidised/Company Gym
  • National Travel
  • Company Parties/Events
5/10

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

10/10

Social

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

Not as much as I would have liked but understandable due to the location and nature of the placement

6/10

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

I would not be in a position to say as I lived at home, but socialising probably slightly more expensive than others

5/10

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

Civilised

5/10

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

Not really, the general age of the company was much older than myself so understandably had family commitments

5/10