1. To what extent did you enjoy your work placement or internship?
I had a very good experience on my internship as I was asked to work on a number of different projects and went on a few site visits - both of which improved my understanding of the Real Estate industry. The people within my team were also very friendly.
2. To what extent did you feel valued by your colleagues?
I felt valued by my colleagues as they involved me in a number of different projects that they were working on as well as taking me with them on site visits.
3. To what extent were you given support and guidance by management/your supervisor(s)?
My mentor was extremely helpful and friendly throughout my internship and I felt that I could easily talk to them if I had an issue or didn't understand something. Other people I worked with in the team were also on hand to give advice whenever I needed it. The HR department were also very helpful when an issue arose.
4. How busy were you on a daily basis?
Every day I had a good level of work to complete and was always given more when I had completed a task. There was only one day when work was a little scarce.
5. How much responsibility were you given during your placement?
I was given a good level of responsibility, tasked with taking pictures on inspections and proof reading documents before they were sent out to clients.
6. To what extent did/will the skills you developed, and training you received, assist you in your degree studies and beyond?
A better understanding of report writing is the main skill that I will take from the internship as well as an increased understanding of the different teams within Savills. I enjoyed the talks that were put on and felt that I got a lot out of the internship through these.
7. What was the general atmosphere in your office?
The atmosphere within my team was good but there was not much interaction with people from other teams on the same floor which made the atmosphere slightly less friendly.
8. How well organised was the overall work placement or internship set up?
Very well organised. The timetable provided at the beginning of the placement was extremely useful and the email updates that I received were good reminders for upcoming events. It was also great to have events after work with the other interns to get to know them better.
9. In terms of personal training and development, to what extent did the company or firm invest in you?
I feel that we were invested in during the application process with the inclusion of the assessment centre, it indicated that they are looking to hire of the back of the summer scheme.
10. What were the perks on your work placement?
11. How appealing are future employment prospects within the organisation?
Future employment prospects are very appealing. I felt that the company seemed invested in each graduate and offered a lot of support in terms of the APC. Many people I talked to had joined Savills as a graduate which suggested that a lot of people enjoyed working at the company.
12. Was there a good social scene amongst any fellow placement students/colleagues?
It was quite a good social scene, I often met up with a few of the other interns for lunch and went to all of the events put on for us by HR.
13. What was the cost of living and socialising in the area you worked in?
It was not cheap as its London but there is a lot of choice of where to go and socialise.
14. What was the Nightlife like in the area you worked?
Lots of bars, pubs and restaurants to explore around the area and it was always busy.
15. Were there many opportunities to get involved in activities outside of work?
There were not a huge number of opportunities to get involved with outside work. If I had been around London longer then I would definitely get involved more by joining a sports team or gym.