Rating

4.2/5
  • The Role
    4.6
  • The Company
    3.8
  • The Culture
    4.0

    The Role

  • 1. To what extent did you enjoy your work placement or internship?
  • I really enjoyed my internship and was sad to leave when it came to an end. I had a good amount of work and responsibility and I felt that I could ask for advice or help when I needed. It was the perfect internship for me.

    5/5

  • 2. To what extent did you feel valued by your colleagues?
  • I felt like part of the team from week one.

    5/5

  • 3. To what extent were you given support and guidance by management/your supervisor(s)?
  • I sat opposite my manager and was surrounded by team members who were always willing to help.

    5/5

  • 4. How busy were you on a daily basis?
  • I had daily tasks/ routine tasks with a few project tasks ongoing. I was never busy as such but also never sat doing nothing. I had to ask for work when I had a gap but work was always given to me.

    4/5

  • 5. How much responsibility were you given during your placement?
  • From very early on I was answering emails and calls. When I was doing more detailed and accurate work it was checked which made me feel more comfortable with the responsibility I had.

    4/5

  • 6. To what extent did/will the skills you developed, and training you received, assist you in your degree studies and beyond?
  • My degree is not directly linked to my internship field but none the less I learnt many invaluable skills which I will use in my future careers. If I wanted to explore any other areas of the company or department this was facilitated, so there was lots of opportunity to develop.

    5/5

    The Company

  • 7. What was the general atmosphere in your office?
  • As I was based in Head Office there was lots of people about, which I enjoyed. During my internship there was a summer office party which was a great chance to meet people in different teams. My team itself is really close and lots of fun which was perfect for me.

    5/5

  • 8. How well organised was the overall work placement or internship set up?
  • There was no rigid structure for my internship which I thought was good as it meant there was flexibility with what I wanted to do and what I could complete in the time I was there. The interns had an introduction day at the start on the internship, which was really useful to get a good picture of what to expect in the weeks to come.

    4/5

  • 9. In terms of personal training and development, to what extent did the company or firm invest in you?
  • My team were willing to spend their time with me and they were keen to help me however they could. During my time I spent a week at a branch, spent time with the finance team and went on a HR branch visit, which was supported by my manager and team.

    4/5

  • 10. What were the perks on your work placement?
  • Flexi Time

    Company Parties/Events

    4/5

  • 11. How appealing are future employment prospects within the organisation?
  • There is no graduate scheme or programme, but they are to recruit younger people for succession and they have kept on some of the interns part time. You have to wait for a suitable role to come up as they cannot create roles. If the right role came up I would apply without hesitation.

    4/5

    The Culture

  • 12. Was there a good social scene amongst any fellow placement students/colleagues?
  • I was lucky to be in Birmingham centre so I had a few interns living and working near by. Most lunch times I would meet them for lunch and occasionally we went for a drink after work. In my team we went out a few times and had a bbq one weekend. Which was great to be included in.

    5/5

  • 13. What was the cost of living and socialising in the area you worked in?
  • I lived in my student house over the duration of my internship so there was no added cost to being at University. I spent extra money as I would've been living at home if I had not done an internship over summer, but this was something I was aware of when accepting. Birmingham is what you expect from a major city.

    4/5

  • 14. What was the Nightlife like in the area you worked?
  • 5/5

  • 15. Were there many opportunities to get involved in activities outside of work?
  • Team socialising outside of work hours.

    4/5

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Details

Internship (1-4 Months)

17th September 2019


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