• The Role
  • The Company
  • The Culture

    The Role

  • 1. To what extent did you enjoy your work placement or internship?
  • As a Savills Summer Scheme Student, I was in the Commercial Agency Team and thoroughly enjoyed my time here.


  • 2. To what extent did you feel valued by your colleagues?
  • I felt really valued, whenever I helped individuals in the team I was always thanked.. I made the most of the opportunities given, such as getting involved with extra curricular activities eg football, which enhanced the overall experience as I met many different colleges across the office. This helped with team bonding.


  • 3. To what extent were you given support and guidance by management/your supervisor(s)?
  • Overall, really good guidance. Great support and very inclusive. All questions were always welcomed.


  • 4. How busy were you on a daily basis?
  • I was always offered opportunities to go on site visits and inspections, playing a role in client interactions and then following up with admin and research.


  • 5. How much responsibility were you given during your placement?
  • I would say I was given a fair amount of responsibility, for example interacting in client meeting and asking questions where appropriate.


  • 6. To what extent did/will the skills you developed, and training you received, assist you in your degree studies and beyond?
  • Definitely a useful month for developing skills for my course, Real Estate Management. I also think it would be beneficial for non- cog students looking for an insight into the property industry.


    The Company

  • 7. What was the general atmosphere in your office?
  • Generally really friendly and welcoming. In the kitchen, even people I didn't know would try and get to know me and vice-versa.


  • 8. How well organised was the overall work placement or internship set up?
  • I understand that a regional office is perhaps more relaxed in approach, but better introduction to Savills as a company may have made the experience better. Otherwise v good.


  • 9. In terms of personal training and development, to what extent did the company or firm invest in you?
  • They were really good at putting time aside for me, and even invited me to Savills Head Office in London for the day as i expressed an interest.


  • 10. What were the perks on your work placement?
  • Sports and Social Club

  • 11. How appealing are future employment prospects within the organisation?
  • If looking regionally, they would be second to none. I am looking for a London Grad Scheme. If you impress, this placement definitely helps with that. They can offer places to London Recruitment lunches off the back of this placement.


    The Culture

  • 12. Was there a good social scene amongst any fellow placement students/colleagues?
  • As regionally, there were few other interns, but actually it meant you could socialise with fellow colleges which was fun and for networking purposes it was really useful.


  • 13. What was the cost of living and socialising in the area you worked in?
  • Oxford is known to be one of the least affordable places to live in the UK, but having said that, compared to London on a previous internship with another company, I have saved a lot more money here.


  • 14. What was the Nightlife like in the area you worked?
  • Few students around in Oxford during August, so compared to term time the nightlife was a little limited. However, plenty of places to go out / socialise after work, so i would say overall good.


  • 15. Were there many opportunities to get involved in activities outside of work?
  • Yes, my team were great at letting me know about other opportunities such as Tennis, Football, Cricket, which I made sure I tried to get involved in.


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Internship (1-4 Months)

23rd August 2019

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