Rating

4.1/5
  • The Role
    4.3
  • The Company
    3.8
  • The Culture
    4.3

Role Description

1 month internship in the estates team

    The Role

  • 1. To what extent did you enjoy your work placement or internship?
  • I thoroughly enjoyed my time at Savills. There was plenty of work for me to help with and I got a well rounded experience.

    4/5

  • 2. To what extent did you feel valued by your colleagues?
  • The whole office welcomed me and made sure I felt comfortable at all times.

    5/5

  • 3. To what extent were you given support and guidance by management/your supervisor(s)?
  • The talked me through the processes of day to day work at Savills but were more than willing to help me understand a new project when I needed help.

    5/5

  • 4. How busy were you on a daily basis?
  • There was always something for me to do, even if it was menial. There was very few occasions that I found myself with nothing to do.

    5/5

  • 5. How much responsibility were you given during your placement?
  • To begin with I didn't have much responsibility but as my confidence increased with the work I was put onto projects that were more important, even if my work was always checked by a surveyor.

    4/5

  • 6. To what extent did/will the skills you developed, and training you received, assist you in your degree studies and beyond?
  • The skills I learnt will help me in future jobs by understanding office culture and furthering my understading of windows. The knowledge I developed will help me better understand the contents of my course. I learnt key skills that are a necessity for real estate such as extracting information from a lease which will cut down my training time at my next job.

    5/5

    The Company

  • 7. What was the general atmosphere in your office?
  • The office was fun with a friendly atmosphere. There were events such as office rounders where everyone made sure everyone was included.

    5/5

  • 8. How well organised was the overall work placement or internship set up?
  • There was a good stream of work provided for me. The mid placement update and emails ensured HR were in the loop and there was good structure so you didn't feel lost. The online presentations were also well spread out and meant you learnt more than what is just at your office.

    3/5

  • 9. In terms of personal training and development, to what extent did the company or firm invest in you?
  • I felt like Savills went out of their way to make sure I gained the most out of the experience and not just use me for simple office jobs. The connection with HR and online presentations showed the company had invested time and effort into their interns.

    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?
  • Savills as a firm is very attractive to me and I will definitely be applying for the 2020 graduate scheme with them.

    5/5

    The Culture

  • 12. Was there a good social scene amongst any fellow placement students/colleagues?
  • There were no other interns in my office but colleagues still went out of their way to invite me to lunch and after work activities.

    5/5

  • 13. What was the cost of living and socialising in the area you worked in?
  • Reading is a relatively cheap location compared to the likes of London.

    5/5

  • 14. What was the Nightlife like in the area you worked?
  • There is a good variety of places to go to meaning there is something for everyone to enjoy.

    5/5

  • 15. Were there many opportunities to get involved in activities outside of work?
  • There were a couple of events put on by the office but not very often.

    3/5

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Details

Internship (1-4 Months)

22nd August 2019


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