Rating

3.5/5
  • The Role
    4.2
  • The Company
    3.1
  • The Culture
    3.1

Role Description

Summer Internship

    The Role

  • 1. To what extent did you enjoy your work placement or internship?
  • EDF Trading gave work that was interesting and of value to the teams you are working with. The company culture encourages a productive but relaxed work environment and I worked alongside some very friendly colleagues.

    4/5

  • 2. To what extent did you feel valued by your colleagues?
  • Colleagues welcomed me very well and were very happy to explain things and to talk in general. Additionally, they very kindly did a going away drinks event. Overall, they were very welcoming.

    5/5

  • 3. To what extent were you given support and guidance by management/your supervisor(s)?
  • My supervisors gave plenty of support, both with regards to the work I was undertaking and also in terms of general career guidance.

    5/5

  • 4. How busy were you on a daily basis?
  • I was busy with my project throughout the placement, but at times the work would get slow and a bit more variety in type of work would have helped with this.

    4/5

  • 5. How much responsibility were you given during your placement?
  • I was fully responsible for my project and its development, I was not micromanaged at all.

    5/5

  • 6. To what extent did/will the skills you developed, and training you received, assist you in your degree studies and beyond?
  • The company's HR gave weekly training sessions which helped develop knowledge of this sector of the industry. Additonally, we were given training days which enhanced our presentation skills. I have definitely learned many valuable skills at EDFT which will be useful in the future.

    5/5

    The Company

  • 7. What was the general atmosphere in your office?
  • The atmosphere in the office was fairly quiet, with people mainly focused on work. People did not seem stressed but it was not a laid back environment either.

    3/5

  • 8. How well organised was the overall work placement or internship set up?
  • The internship was lacking some organisation from a HR perspective as they did not run any events for the interns until the very end of the internship, so at least the made up for it at the end.

    4/5

  • 9. In terms of personal training and development, to what extent did the company or firm invest in you?
  • The company offered many training opportunity and gave us a couple of full day training sessions and weekly lunch and learn events.

    4/5

  • 10. What were the perks on your work placement?
  • 2/5

  • 11. How appealing are future employment prospects within the organisation?
  • The graduate scheme at EDFT is very good and a great destination for any graduate or intern. However, the intern scheme does not feed into the graduate scheme and relies on the interns applying on their own accord.

    4/5

    The Culture

  • 12. Was there a good social scene amongst any fellow placement students/colleagues?
  • The interns were very social, going out with eachother weekly. The colleagues would tend to have a weekly drinks after work but otherwise not much more of a social scene.

    4/5

  • 13. What was the cost of living and socialising in the area you worked in?
  • Cost of living in London is high, but this is as expected.

    3/5

  • 14. What was the Nightlife like in the area you worked?
  • All london nightlife is under a 20 minute train journey away.

    4/5

  • 15. Were there many opportunities to get involved in activities outside of work?
  • There are volunteering opportunities for employees but not for interns.

    3/5

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Details

Internship (1-4 Months)

21st September 2019


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